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Importance of QDROs when dividing retirement accounts

Many divorcing individuals in Louisiana have 401(k) plans, IRAs or pensions that they have built during their marriages. Like other types of marital assets, the amounts contained in retirement plans are the community property of the couples and subject to division....

Child custody and support issues for same-sex couples

aWhile the Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges meant that same-sex couples are free to marry in Louisiana and throughout the U.S., many states have not caught up with the establishment of equal rights in other related areas. Same-sex couples who share...

Issues same-sex couples face when ending their marriages

Generally speaking, a same-sex marriage in Louisiana is treated like a marriage between a man and a woman. Therefore, the rules and processes related to ending a marriage are also going to be roughly the same regardless of the gender of your spouse. However, there are...

Don’t lose sight of personal finances in a divorce

When you are going through a divorce in Louisiana, you may be so focused on various custody or property division issues that you take your eye off the ball when it comes to personal finance matters. However, there are common mistakes that people often make that can...