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February 2018 Archives

Circumstantial changes may require alimony adjustments

When a couple makes the decision to pursue a divorce in Louisiana, they may need to make many critical decisions regarding the custody of their children, the separation of their assets, the distribution of their property and even the support of each other. Alimony is a controversial topic for many people, especially because it appears to be paid unnecessarily in a majority of circumstances. However, by law, people in Louisiana may be asked to pay alimony to their ex if circumstances require. 

Should you make divorce decisions before you get married?

Many people wait to think about the possibility of divorce until it is actually happening. You may be in the process of preparing to get married, and the thought of preparing for the possibility of the marriage eventually ending may seem unromantic and impractical at the time. In reality, it could be quite beneficial to think about what will happen in the event of a divorce before walking down the aisle.

Is divorce contagious?

Divorce happens every day in Louisiana. The chances are good you know someone who has gotten divorced. You probably even have someone close to you whose marriage had ended. You may have thought about the security of your own marriage. Maybe someone else divorcing had you thinking about if it could happen to you. According to Psychology Today, a study showed that divorce may actually be contagious. 

Child custody complications require Senate candidates to relocate

When two parents in Louisiana make the decision to separate and get a divorce, it is not uncommon for them to face significant stress when the time comes to make decisions regarding the custody of their children. Things can become increasingly complex depending on the age of the children, their involvement in extra-curricular activities and the relationships they have with each parent. Often, reaching a final decision about the placement of a couple's children require both to be flexible and patient. When parents are unable to reach amicable agreements, the result is often a prolonged process that is lengthened by contention and strife. 

Recognizing when someone you love is being abused

It can be especially hurtful when you suspect that someone you love is being hurt by a spouse or significant other. Even more so if you are an outsider who is unable to intervene without worsening the situation. Equally as challenging can be determining whether or not your hunch is correct before making a false assumption that could hurt your loved one's relationship. At Gregory S. Johnson, Attorney at Law, we have helped many people in Louisiana to manage difficult family matters. 

Domestic violence and divorce: Keeping the kids in the loop

When it comes to divorce, many people think it is the easiest decision to make. Though some people have no trouble filing for divorce, there may be reasons why some individuals are more cautious and wait. One issue that often deters individuals is domestic violence. "Sometime during their lifetime, 450,000 women are likely to experience domestic violence in Louisiana," states The Livingston Parish News. 

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