An Established Divorce Law Firm Serving Covington, Mandeville and Metairie
Decisive, dedicated counsel from experienced family lawyers
When going through a divorce in Louisiana, you’ll likely need to address matters such as the division of property and debts, child custody, child support and alimony. At Conroy Law Firm, PLC, we give you the knowledge and resources you need to find success, outlining a carefully planned strategy that eases your emotional and financial burdens. Since our firm was established in 1999, we have earned an excellent reputation in the Covington community for providing big firm experience combined with small firm service and personal attention.
Filing for divorce in Louisiana
The state of Louisiana allows for both fault and no-fault divorces. In a no-fault divorce, the spouses must have lived apart continuously for at least 180 days prior to filing, and they don’t have to give a reason for why they would like to dissolve their marriage. A fault divorce, however, may involve issues such as adultery, abandonment, abuse and incarceration. If the spouses have been living apart for more than a year, that can be considered grounds for divorce.
To successfully get divorced in Louisiana, the individual filing the petition must have lived in the state for at least one year, and he or she must file in the parish in which either spouse officially resides.
Common divorce issues to resolve
Divorce often requires you and your former partner to discuss and resolve some challenging issues, including the following:
- Property division: State law considers all assets and debts acquired during a marriage to be the shared community property of both spouses. Courts must ensure that each party receives marital assets of equal value. You and your former partner may work together to determine which assets constitute community property (versus those that each individual owns separately) and how you will divide them.
- Child custody: There are numerous factors that go into determining fair child custody arrangements, including the bonds children have with each parent, the ability of each parent to provide for kids’ basic needs, and each parent’s physical and mental health. Judges aim to secure arrangements that are in the best interests of the children.
- Child support: When one parent has sole or primary custody, the other will likely need to provide regular child support — calculated using a standardized state formula. We help ensure this calculation is fair and that all financial and wage-related information is accurate.
We know how difficult it can be to go through a divorce, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for the skilled legal counsel you need during this challenging time.
Contact a responsive divorce attorney in Covington
If you need strong legal guidance when going through a divorce in Louisiana, meet with a skilled lawyer at Conroy Law Firm, PLC today. We serve individuals and families and their legal needs in Covington, Mandeville, Metairie and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at 985-606-3885 or contact us online to get started.