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Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Louisiana?

Over the last two or three decades, non-compete agreements have become a common feature of employment contracts in almost every state. Many states, including Louisiana, have statutes that strictly define the terms and conditions under which such agreements can be enforced. The enforceability of such agreements has become an important issue in business law.

Factors affecting the award of alimony in Louisiana

When two people decide to end their marriage, one of the earliest questions is whether either spouse is eligible to receive alimony payments from the other. Many residents of Baton Rouge have asked this question, and rarely have they received a short, specific answer. The reason for the lack of definitive answers is the number of factors that must be considered by the court in answering the question.

Can adultery impact your divorce proceedings?

Louisiana is a state that allows couples to file for divorce on both fault and no-fault grounds. It can play a big part in how the court determines how the marital assets are divided. If one party caused the separation by getting arrested or committing domestic abuse, then the court is likely to side with the other spouse under most circumstances.

In what ways may child support be used to care for a child?

In Louisiana, most parents in a divorce context are awarded joint custody of their minor children.  "Joint custody" means that each parent must have "frequent and continuing contact" with their minor children.  Child support is awarded to the parent deemed the "domiciliary" parent, or the parent with whom the child stays the most, unless there is an award of equal or nearly equal "shared custody."  It is important for Louisiana residents to know what child support is and what it may be used for in the context of providing for a child.

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