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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Even though your kids probably counted the days until school was out, for you and your ex-spouse, summer vacation may promise one big headache. With the kids out of school comes a new set of concerns about your custody agreement.