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Child Custody Archives

Our shared goal of easing kids through divorce and child custody

If you are reading this because you are divorcing with children in the Hammond area of Louisiana, then you probably share an important goal with us. In fact, it could be argued that our shared goal is one of the most important goals a person could have. What is this goal? It is helping your children adjust to a new lifestyle after divorce.

Why mediation may help in child custody cases

Mediation is often helpful in child custody cases because it focuses on solving problems, rather than arguing or fighting over your rights. It's often used by two parents who still get along, at least to some degree, and who are willing to cooperate for the benefit of the child.

Making sense of how the best interest of the child is determined

In making child custody decisions, a judge is responsible for doing so by taking the child's best interests into account. He or she will consider a number of circumstances surrounding the child's upbringing with the ultimate goal of keeping the child's safety and well being as a priority.

Understanding child custody laws in Louisiana

While most states are ideal for couples to marry and raise a family, in cases in which a marriage ends in divorce, it's important to know how child custody works. Louisiana prescribes to the 1978 Uniform Child Custody Act, which on the lawbooks is covered under Civ. Art. 131; Rev. Stat. §9:331, et seq., §9:355.12.

The best holiday gift is to put your kids first

You're probably spending a lot of time trying to think of the perfect gifts for your kids this holiday season. Maybe they made you lists or maybe you're just out there on your own, trying to find that ideal present. If you and your spouse are divorced, though, the best gift you can give is to put your kids first.

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