A Cohesive And Caring Approach To Asset Division
Deciding who keeps what in a divorce is one of the most difficult challenges you will face as you dissolve your marriage. At The Roach Law Firm, our lawyers can help make the process easier.
We are a full-service law firm, and our attorneys are more than capable of assisting you with all areas of family law that your divorce touches, including asset and property division. Since 1999, we have served the individuals and families of the Lake Charles area through our lawyers’ holistic, skillful and compassionate legal services.
How Does Property Division Work In Louisiana?
If you do not have a prenuptial agreement and you and your ex do not reach an asset division agreement privately, you will appear before a family law judge and receive a property distribution order. Louisiana follows community property laws when it comes to asset division. This means that the court will divide all marital assets – or, assets and property acquired after the marriage – 50-50. Some exceptions exist, including inheritances.
Our Holistic Family Law Focus
As you can see, this means that you stand to lose a great deal if you are the breadwinner. If you are not, you stand to lose out on money and other assets necessary to preserve your lifestyle after the divorce. It is critical that you have a divorce lawyer who can explain your options and work to ensure that no one takes advantage of you. Our family law attorneys focus on more than just the property division aspect of divorce. They look at the whole picture, incorporating issues such as health insurance, taxes, retirement and more.
Discuss Your Situation With Us Today
If you live in Calcasieu Parish or the neighboring communities, please reach out to us today. The Roach Law Firm provides the representation you deserve. To schedule your initial consultation, please call us at 866-613-5458 or send us an email.