The law requires that people who do not have children born of their marriage live apart for at least 6 months before they can obtain a judgment of divorce. You may file for divorce and then wait the required time, or you may live apart for the time period and then file your divorce proceeding.
Maybe. Child support is not only determined by the income of the parties, but can also be based on who the primary custodian of the child is at the time.
That depends on whether the debt was incurred during the marriage. Just like property or things that you acquire during your marriage are presumed to be community property, debt works the same way and the court will presume that it belongs to you both.
An award of alimony, or spousal support in Louisiana, is based on whether you have a need for support, whether your spouse has the ability to pay support regularly, and whether you are at fault in the breakup of the marriage. If it can be proven that you were at fault, then you may be prevented from getting an award of spousal support.
The law requires that people who have children born during their marriage live apart for at least 1 year before they can obtain a judgment of divorce. You may file for divorce and then wait the required time, or you may live apart for the time period and then file your divorce proceeding.
Generally, the law dictates that community property is divided equally between the parties in a divorce. When it comes to retirement accounts, parties divide the funds based on what was contributed during the marriage. There are different methods for dividing this kind of property, some involving a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, others requiring a roll over of assets from one account to another. Pensions are products that work differently and funds are not disbursed until after retirement begins.