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How you can have more control over your child custody order

Child custody is a complex issue, and Louisiana parents may find that it is impossible for them to come to an agreement on the issue outside of court. Child custody decisions come from the court or from discussions between parents. It is helpful to understand more about how to address this important issue in your divorce.

How you can ease the pain and stress of the divorce process

If you are considering divorce, it is likely you have grave concerns over how the end of your marriage will affect the rest of your life. The decisions made during the divorce process will impact your life for many years, and you understand that it is prudent to proceed with caution and careful consideration.

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.

The termination of parental rights

You may have no love lost for the non-custodial parent of your child. No matter the circumstances, if you and your former partner are struggling to effectively co-parent, you may be thinking of asking a judge to terminate the other parent's rights to the child.

What does a divorce mean for the size of your family?

Louisiana readers may know many American marriages end in divorce, and as a result, many families are now quite expansive, thanks to remarriage. In fact, because of divorce and remarriage, some family trees are now quite complex, and parents may find it more important than ever to have strong and workable custody plans.

Parental alienation may bring lifelong struggles

Your marriage may have started off rocky, or it may have grown contentious as the years passed. Wherever on the spectrum your circumstance falls, since your divorce, you may feel that the only good thing that came out of your marriage was your children. However, even this part of your life is having more bad days than good ones.

Don't let your former spouse ruffle your feathers on turkey day

Are you one of many Louisiana residents who gets stressed out during the holidays? Holiday depression is a real problem for some, and if you recently divorced, then your challenges may go far beyond your typical problems of what to make for dinner, how many guests to invite or whether you should spend Thanksgiving at home or abroad. In fact, if your former spouse is trying to throw a wrench into your plans, you may be wanting the holiday season to end before it even begins.

Prevent an inheritance from being community property in divorce

You may be like many other couples who share everything during their marriages. This includes any windfalls you may receive upon the death of a loved one. Should you take steps to share your inheritance if you believe your marriage is ending? Are you about to marry and come into the marriage with an inheritance? Will you share your good fortune with your future spouse? You may want to consider these questions before taking any action.

How does stepparent adoption work in Louisiana?

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and adoption is one of the most rewarding ways that Louisiana families can grow. Some adoptions are international or domestic, but there are cases in which a stepparent may be seeking to adopt his or her stepchild. This process is not always easy, but you would be wise to clearly understand your rights and options.

Fight to keep your parental rights

Did you know that, under certain circumstances, the state has the right to revoke your rights as a parent? If you feel that you are doing everything that you possibly can, it seems pretty wrong. What grounds does Louisiana use when determining if your parental rights should qualify for termination?