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Help your child get into a routine after the divorce

Children are resilient; however, it is imperative that they have the stability they need to thrive in life. A divorce is a situation that turns a child's world upside down. The stability and routine that they've always known is changing and that is difficult for some children to cope with.

Know when you should file a child support modification petition

We recently discussed some of the changes that are coming with the governor's criminal justice reform bill. If you recall, one of these is that some inmates aren't going to have to pay child support while they are incarcerated. This is something that many people are debating; however, anyone can understand that inmates can't pay child support since they can't hold a gainful job.

Criminal justice reform changes child support orders for inmates

The news of Governor John Bel Edwards' criminal justice reform bill is a big deal for the state and those who are involved in the criminal justice system. But, not everyone is excited about how some of these changes are going to change things in the state.

Know your options for cross-border custody battles

Lake Charles is right on the Louisiana-Texas border. This brings up a challenge for some people who are going through a child custody case. What will happen if your ex moves across the border or if you need to move across the border? Many people might assume that this is a no-brainer, but if you and your ex have a child custody agreement, this might not be so easy.

Child support orders might need to be changed sometimes

Child support payments are vital for the child. These payments help ensure that the child has the necessities of life that he or she needs to survive. If you are paying child support and find that you are having trouble making those payments because your circumstances have changed since your previous order was issued, you might need to consider taking action to get a new child support order.

Know your rights as your child's father

In a previous blog post, we discussed how fathers should fight for their right to raise their children. This is something that many men don't think about doing simply because of the historical role of fathers in a child's life after a divorce. We know that this might be the way you think things still are, but this isn't the case.

Learn how to protect your personal assets

When you get married, the things you have and the things your new spouse has are likely to merge. This isn't always a huge deal; however, you must ensure that you are taking the steps necessary to protect family heirlooms and other items that you don't want to be viewed as marital property.

Customize the options for your child custody case

The summer months are coming up and that means having fun in the Louisiana sun. Whether you are planning local excursions or an out-of-state adventure, you have to ensure that you stay in compliance with the child custody order that is in place if you and your child's other parent are separated. We know that this can be difficult, but you don't want any legal troubles.

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