Determining how to divide retirement benefits can be a very difficult process.
It's important to seek guidance from an experienced attorney and/or financial advisor who can determine which accounts are eligible to be divided and take all steps necessary to make sure they are divided correctly.
In addition to court costs, you will incur legal fees if you hire an attorney.
Most divorce attorneys charge clients an hourly rate, which can vary depending on the skills and experience of the professional.
The State of Louisiana requires divorcing spouses to live separately for 180 days if there are no children from the marriage.
If the couple has children, they must live apart for at least one year before a divorce will be granted. Louisiana allows couples to divorce based on the fact that they are living separate and apart.
If you need a QDRO in your divorce, you should contact an attorney specializing in QDROs for help.
In most cases, family courts want to make sure that both parents remain an active part of their children’s lives, as long as it is in the best interests of the child.Parents who have minor children must live apart for one year before they will be granted a divorce.In a fault-based divorce, one spouse alleges that the other spouse’s misconduct, such as adultery, led to the break-down of the marriage.The family court is not likely to award alimony if one spouse deserted the family or committed adultery.Divorce courts charge filing fees, for example, when you file your petition for divorce.In addition, courts charge additional fees for any motions (legal requests) that you file during your divorce action.