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Family Law Update – Marriage Contract

Acurio v. Acurio, 50,709 (La. app. 2 Cir. 6/22/16), 197 So.3d 253, rev’d, 16-1395 (La. 5/3/17), 224 So.3d 935. The trial court ruled that the parties’ prenuptial marriage contract establishing a separation of property regime could not be introduced at the time of the property partition because it was not an authentic act and, although […]

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Things you should know about Military Divorce

Practicing divorce/family law near Barksdale Air Force Base, servicemen or their spouses frequently come to my office for a consultation.  Here are a few things to know about the military divorce. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (formerly known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act) allows for a stay of proceedings (or continuance) for […]

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Louisiana Divorce Basics

Here is a basic guide to divorces in Louisiana: In most cases, you have to live separate and apart for a certain period of time before your divorce.  If you have minor children of the marriage, the period is 365 days.  If there are no minor children of the marriage, the period is only 180 […]

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Half of All Marriages End in Divorce, Right?

In the U.S., there are about twice as many marriages as divorces each year. So 50% of marriages end in divorce, right? Wrong. How is that? Because the people getting divorced in a given year were not the same people who got married that year – for the most part. Moreover, the U.S Census Bureau […]

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