Can My Ex Take My Retirement or Pension in a Divorce?

Your ex can take part of your retirement or pension benefits if you received or earned them during the years of your marriage. This means any retirement or pension benefits that you accumulated before the marriage, or after the divorce is finalized, belong only to you, and your ex cannot take any of it. However,…

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Should I File for Divorce If I’ve Already Filed for Bankruptcy?

People often have questions regarding divorce and bankruptcy: “Should I file for divorce if I’ve already filed for bankruptcy?” and “Should I file for bankruptcy during divorce proceedings?” In all situations, divorce comes with significant financial impact for most people, and even in the most ideal of scenarios, it can be difficult to know which…

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Your “Post-Divorce Paperwork” Checklist

Once your divorce is complete, you may be ready to start living your life. Yet, before you can officially move along on that path, you will need to complete some changes to documentation. Your post-divorce paperwork checklist, as we like to call it, includes a list of things to do now that you have your…

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How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in New Orleans?

You have made the decision to get divorced. You may be ready for this part of your life to be over and a thing of the past. However, there is the legal process to keep in mind. Many people have numerous questions about the divorce process, which we can answer for you here and during…

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Protecting Your Digital Assets During a Divorce: Social Media, Email, and Online Accounts

With the increasing reliance on digital technology, it has become crucial to address the protection of digital assets during divorce proceedings. In a culture where a significant percentage of our social and business interactions are conducted publicly via social media, email, and other online communication platforms, safeguarding these assets becomes of great importance. What steps…

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The Role of Cryptocurrency in Divorce

With its decentralized nature, cryptocurrency is introducing new complexities to divorce proceedings. One challenge divorcing spouses are facing is the potential of hiding cryptocurrency assets, and the methods necessary to uncover these digital assets during a divorce. CNBC describes a recent divorce where a woman found it suspicious that her millionaire husband had very few…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Divorce

Spouses have a choice to divorce. Children don’t. Older children may have some say about which parent they live with, but the result of a divorce is that children will now spend time in two homes instead of one. Their confidence will be shaken because the closest relationship in their life – the bond between…

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Can My Ex Take My Business in a Divorce?

Many men and women who divorce in New Orleans own a business or a share in a business. Most of these people want their businesses to continue after the divorce because they like their work and they need income from the business. While some spouses may work with their other spouse, many work alone or…

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What Should I Know About Taxes After My Divorce?

When spouses divorce, their priorities are normally determining who has custody of any children, child support, spousal support, and the division of the marital assets. In many divorces, the tax consequences are an afterthought. The tax consequences can amount to a lot of money, however, especially if children are young and the spousal support award…

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