Spousal Support

Spousal Support Attorney in Baton Rouge

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After making the often-difficult decision to end a marriage, you want to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible. If you are a spouse who spent the last few years caring for a home and children, rather than working a 9 to 5 job, this may not be as easy as it sounds. This is true for either a husband or a wife as these days either one can ask for spousal support from the other.

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When determining the need for support and the amount to be awarded, a judge will take various things into account. Some of these are the length of the marriage, the income earned by each spouse, the health and age of each spouse, the obligations to dependent children, and more. If you are in the midst of a divorce and would like to know if you can ask for support, or if you are a spouse being asked to provide support, you should contact a competent attorney to learn how the law applies to you. Here at The Layfield Law Firm, Beau Layfield ensures that each case is carefully prepared to assure he receive the best outcome for his clients.

Types of Spousal Support

There are basically two types of spousal support in Louisiana:

  • Interim Spousal Support- This may be granted while the divorce is pending and potentially for a limited period of time after this divorce is final. The claimant spouse must show a need for support and that the payor spouse has the ability to pay, with consideration given to the standard of living enjoyed by the parties during the marriage.
  • Final Spousal Support- This may be granted permanently, indefinitely, or until a court-ordered termination or modification. The claimant spouse must prove that he or she has a need, that the payor spouse has the ability to pay, and that the claimant spouse was free from fault in causing the break-up of the marriage. This is a very difficult burden that is rarely met, but Beau Layfield has previously achieved success at trial by proving that his client was free from fault in causing the break-up of the marriage.

Determining which support option is best for you will require the help of an experienced divorce attorney familiar with these types of cases. When retaining Beau Layfield's services, you will benefit from his years of experience in all aspects of family law, including spousal support.

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  • How will custody of my child be decided?
    It is possible for you and your spouse to come to a decision regarding child custody without the court intervening.

    However, if you and your spouse cannot come to a custody terms agreement, the court will decide for you, and will look at the following:

    • the child's gender and age;
    • the child's mental and physical health;
    • the child's relationship with each parent;
    • the parents' respective lifestyles;
    • each parent's ability to provide basic necessities for the child, including shelter, food, and clothing; and
    • the child's preference (if they are of a certain age).
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    Before settling an insurance claim, contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC to review your case. They can zealously protect your right to fair and full compensation, and your case will be given the focus and priority it deserves.

  • How will child support be calculated?
    Child support is calculated differently depending on the state one resides in, but the general factors taken into consideration by the court when calculating payments include:
    • the standard of living of the child prior to the divorce;
    • the ability to pay of the parent giving child support;
    • the specific needs of the child, including their food, clothing, and educational costs; and
    • the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
  • Should I take a settlement offer?

    It is never a good idea to settle an insurance claim before speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience with injury accident cases. Insurance companies have tactics they use to deny claims, redirect fault, and withhold available compensation. An insurance claim can be a complicated process and insurance adjusters can be intimidating to accident victims. An insurance company may assert that the injuries are not as serious as claimed, and attempt to settle quickly for a low amount.

  • Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?

    Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.