Property Settlement

Deciding Who Gets What During A Divorce

Throughout the course of a divorce, the property that you share with your spouse may come under scrutiny. To ensure that you get the portion of the property that you deserve, the assistance of an experienced and aggressive lawyer is required.

At the Rowe Law Firm, our family law attorneys are dedicated to protecting your rights and securing the property to which you are entitled. Also, we can help you if your spouse is challenging any property agreements (community or separate) that you may have composed at the beginning of the marriage. Contact our community property division attorneys in Louisiana.

Dividing Assets And Debts Under Community Property Laws

Louisiana is a community property state. That is, unless there is a prenuptial agreement or an agreement to have separate property in the marriage, any property and debts collected during marriage are considered marital property. This division often results in a 50-50 split between husband and wife.

For a divorce to be finalized, you must create a community property settlement agreement and have it approved by the court. This agreement is recorded in the public records and sent to any creditors so everyone is on notice as to asset division and debt division.

Complex Property Division Considerations

The legal issues involved with property settlement can be very complex, at times more complicated than any other area of family law. At our law firm, we are experienced in handling complex community property division concerns, including:

  • Retirement assets such as 401(k)s
  • Family businesses
  • Hidden assets

We will work with you and any financial experts, including appraisers and private investigators, to ensure all financial considerations are taken into account. If you are facing great debt concerns, we can also discuss the role of bankruptcy in divorce.

Contact Our Asset And Debt Division Attorneys In Baton Rouge

At the Rowe Law Firm, our community property lawyers will do all they can to not only achieve the results you deserve but to also minimize the fees involved. Contact our family law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.

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