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LOUISIANA RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE TO FILE: If a spouse has established and maintained a residence in a parish of this state for a period of six months, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that he has a domicile in this state in the parish of such residence.
[Based on Louisiana Civil Code - Articles 23]ALIMONY/MAINTENANCE/SPOUSAL SUPPORT: When a spouse has not been at fault and is in need of support, based on the needs of that party and the ability of the other party to pay, that spouse may be awarded final periodic support.
The court shall consider all relevant factors in determining the amount and duration of final support.
It's also possible to get a passport for your child without your ex's signature in a case where it is determined that the passport is needed for your child's health or welfare or when there are special family circumstances. In general though, you do need two signatures to apply.
The parent who has custody of their children has the right to make the important decisions regarding the wellbeing of the children.
[Based on Louisiana Revised Statutes - RS 6]PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION: Louisiana is a community property state, meaning that property and debts acquired during the marriage shall be split equally, unless the parties reach an agreement independent of a court ruling.
You may also be wondering if you and your children can vacation overseas without having to get your ex's consent on the passport.
Those factors may include: The obligation of spousal support terminates upon the remarriage of the spouse receiving support, the death of either party, or a judicial determination that the supported spouse has cohabited with another person of either sex in the manner of married persons.
Let's start with the bad news: You're on the road to divorce.
An action for divorce can be filed in the parish where either party is domiciled.
[Based on Louisiana Civil Code - Article 42 and CCP Article 10] LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: Except in the case of a covenant marriage, a divorce shall be granted on the petition of a spouse upon proof that:[Based on Louisiana Civil Code - Articles 103 and 103.1 and Louisiana Revised Statutes - RS 7]MEDIATION OR COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS: Upon an affirmative showing that the facts and circumstances of the particular case before the court warrant such an order, a court exercising jurisdiction over family matters may require the parties in a custody or visitation proceeding to attend and complete a court-approved seminar designed to educate and inform the parties of the needs of the children.