The holiday season is about to come to a close. The presents have been unwrapped, the Christmas tree is getting a bit dry and it's just about time to issue a New Year's resolution. After 2018 has been rung in, many couples will experience one more holiday tradition: filing for divorce in Lake Charles.
Before you drive a car, hold a job or become a parent, you have preconceived ideas about what those experiences will be like. The reality of the experience is often far different from the preconceived notions about driving, working, parenting and many other parts of life.
We don't take political positions in our Lake Charles legal blog, but we do try to keep readers up to date on politicians' proposals that could have an impact on family law.
The Lake Charles workforce has diverse strengths. Our city's residents include factory workers and medical personnel, entrepreneurs, construction workers, accountants, teachers, employees in the leisure and hospitality industry and much more.
The presence of which two factors greatly increase the chances that children who go through their parents' divorce will be healthy and happy afterwards? Their parents, of course.
As you look out across America from a Lake Charles vantage point, you notice shifts in fashion, musical tastes, political beliefs, technology and much more. The incremental changes might not be evident from day to day, but when researchers examine the progression in opinions and positions from year to year and from decade to decade, the changes become more obvious.
Few things in life offer more potential for joy than parenting. Of course, being a mom or dad also holds the potential for a wide range of difficulties. Those conflicting possibilities can be even more sharply defined for parents who divorce.
The headlines in a Louisiana divorce case can make readers do double takes. According to news reports, recent filings in a Lafayette divorce show that a businessman's wife claims that he planned the alleged kidnapping in which she says she was handcuffed and tortured and threatened with rape and murder.
No one has a crystal ball and is able to accurately predict which married couples will one day divorce, but there is no doubt that research and reason can make the future less mysterious.
No matter who you are, going through divorce could make you behave in ways that are uncharacteristic. This is understandable: divorce is extremely difficult; emotions can run high; and sometimes people do things they would not have done otherwise.