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What is a guardianship?

Many Louisianans are familiar with adoption and how that can relate to parental rights and one's legal responsibility for a child. However, not as many are familiar with the concept of guardianship. Guardianship can prove extremely beneficial for parents, those seeking guardianship and children. We hope this post will help shed some light on the topic and help individuals better determine if guardianship is something that they should consider.

Child support worksheet may lead to child support modification

Depending on whether you are a custodial parent or a noncustodial parent, child support can either be a strong financial support or a heavy burden. In an attempt to reach a happy medium, the family law system in Louisiana seeks to establish child support that ensures that each parent is paying his or her fair share. Yet, this "fair share" is determined based on several factors. By knowing what can affect a child support obligation, Louisiana parents can take action, including seeking a child support modification, when warranted.

The validity of adoption consents in Louisiana

In order for many Louisianan adoptions to occur, adoption consents must be signed. Typically, only biological parents can consent to adoption, but it might also be necessary to acquire consent from a custodial agency that has placed a child up for adoption. Obtaining these consents may not always be easy, and negotiation via a post-adoption contact agreement may be necessary to obtain them. Sometimes consent is not needed to adopt, though, such as when parental rights have been terminated.

Skilled family law team can address child custody issues

When a relationship in Louisiana comes to an end, whether through divorce or an unmarried couple's breakup, children can be thrust into the center of the split. In these instances, like in the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce discussed last week, parents may find themselves in heated exchanges over child custody. Whether you are looking to determine initial custody matters out of a divorce, or you are trying to modify child custody, you need to make sure you make strong legal arguments that support your position.

Contact Our Child Custody And Support Lawyers In Baton Rouge

We will take the time to learn as much as possible about your situation. Based on your goals and circumstances, we will help you determine the best course of action. Contact a Louisiana family law attorney at our law firm today.

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