Louisiana Family Law Guide

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9781589801929: Louisiana Family Law Guide

This guide gives insight into effectively handling domestic situations, such as divorce, abuse, and child support.

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Last year, more than forty-two thousand Louisiana couples chose to marry. Statistics predict that over half of these marriages will end in divorce. After arriving at the often- agonizing decision to divorce, many couples are at a loss as to how to resolve the questions of child custody, division of property, and the myriad issues many at the outset do not realize will need to be resolved.

This book provides people involved in Louisiana domestic proceedings with much-needed assistance, walking the reader through the entire process from how to select an attorney and collect child support to how to avoid domestic abuse and prepare for trial. The appendix includes a wealth of worksheets and additional information covering finances, child identification and visitation, bar associations, real estate, and more. Written for readers without a law degree, Louisiana Family Law Guide is an invaluable resource for the thousands of couples facing a situation that impacts their emotional and financial lives, as well as those of their children, forever.

Attorney Stephen Rue, founder of Stephen Rue and Associates, L.L.C., is frequently voted Best Divorce Lawyer in Gambit Weekly's annual reader's poll. He filed the first petition in Louisiana history seeking a sexually abused child's "divorce" of his father and litigated one of Louisiana's first "Baby Jessica" paternity/custody cases. Rue assists thousands of Louisianians with domestic situations every year and has been featured in such national publications as the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, and National Law Journal and on The Howard Stern Show.

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Louisiana has the highest divorce rate in the country. In each of the state's sixty-four parishes, domestic litigation is the highest category of all types of civil litigation. Each year, more than forty-two thousand Louisiana couples choose to marry. Statistics predict that half these marriages will end in divorce, leaving spouses involved in long legal disputes.

It is important to be adequately prepared for the legal aspects of the decision to file for divorce. In Louisiana Family Law Guide, Stephen Rue directs readers on everything from hiring an experienced lawyer, controlling legal fees, and easing credit concerns, to obtaining child custody, working with mediators, and other issues. The appendix includes a wealth of worksheets and additional information covering finances, child identification, real estate, and more.

Stephen Rue and Associates, L.L.C., assists thousands of Louisianians with domestic situations. Attorney Rue has been featured in such national publications as the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, and National Law Journal.

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