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Family Law Attorneys
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Loftin and LeBlanc, LLC has years of experience in all areas of Family Law, including Divorces, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Adoption issues. Our attorneys also handle simple to complex community property issues. In addition, we have earned a reputation of service in the area of Wills and Probate/Successions.
In Louisiana, the physical separation period prior to finalizing any divorce is 6 months if no minor children are involved, and 1 year if minor children are involved. These physical separation periods may be bypassed under a fault-based divorce, which we can discuss in more detail with you. Further, we will address any and all incidental matters to your divorce, which include, but are not limited to, child custody, child support, spousal support, and division of community property.
Child Custody involves either joint or sole custody, and typically involves one parent being designated as a domiciliary parent, with an access schedule established with the children that will include visitation periods during the school year, summer months, and holidays.
Child support is calculated using the parties’ gross monthly incomes, and will include other expenses incurred on behalf of the children such as health insurance premiums, child care costs, school tuition and costs, and medical expenses not covered by insurance. The amount of child support to be paid will also depend on your custody arrangement with the child(ren).
Spousal support includes temporary and permanent support, and is need based, meaning that the party requesting the support must have a need for it, and the other party must have the ability to pay. The Court also considers the lifestyle of the parties when calculating spousal support.
PARTITION OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY
When partitioning community property, the Court’s objective is to equally divide any and all property between the parties. In doing so, we will assist you with valuing each item of your community property, calculating any and all community debts, and calculating any and all reimbursement claims you might possibly have.
Please contact us today to answer any and all questions that you may
have regarding your divorce and the incidental matters to your divorce.