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Financial settlement reached in former 'E.R.' star's divorce

Many important and impactful issues can come up in connection to a divorce. One such issue is property division. Sometimes, disputes regarding property division arise between divorcing parties. Such disputes can involve a wide variety of different types of property, including homes, cars, money and contract rights.

Is an end to lifetime alimony in our future?

Some Lafayette residents who keep up with family law news may have read some of the arguments in the last few years for ending lifetime alimony. Currently, many states allow lifetime alimony if a couple was married for a long time. Usually those spousal support payments will only end if the receiving spouse gets remarried or dies. Some say, however, that these laws are outdated and unfair.

How to protect yourself with a prenup

Most of our Louisiana readers know what a prenuptial agreement is, and some of you may even have one. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, a prenuptial agreement is a contract that a couple signs before they are married to basically decide the terms of their divorce, should they need one. A prenup can address everything from child support to spousal support to what will happen with a family business. And while each couple can tailor their prenup to their specific situation, a prenup must meet a few requirements to be upheld in divorce court.

Michael Jordan denies paternity claim, seeks dismissal

Some Louisiana residents may have read about the paternity suit that Michael Jordan is currently facing. A woman is claiming that the former NBA star is the father of her 16-year-old son. Jordan has fervently denied the claim, and he and his attorney are pointing to the woman's divorce to show why he could not be the child's father.

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