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A different kind of Louisiana marriage and divorce

More than 20 years ago, Louisiana became the first state in the nation to allow its citizens to enter into a covenant marriage. While only a small percentage of people decide on a covenant marriage, it is regardless a fully legitimate and legal form of marriage here, as well as in Arkansas and Arizona.

The highest divorce rate in Louisiana revealed

If you hop on Interstate 10 and drive 200 miles to the east of Lake Charles, you will arrive in Jefferson. The modestly sized city sits just south of Lake Pontchartrain and was home to 1940s jazz musician Johnny Wiggs (mentor to Pete Fountain) and jazz trombonist William Ridgley, well-known in the 1920s and ‘30s.

Survey: overwhelming majority of Louisiana divorces are amicable

According to a recent survey, slightly less than half of all divorces in the U.S. end amicably. The research by the online will-creation site found that two out of three divorces in Louisiana end on amicable terms, however. The site says it surveyed “5,000 divorcees” to arrive at its figures, though it does not speculate why marriages here might end on better terms than they do in most other states.

Tips for divorcing parents on dealing with holiday stresses

The holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the special love and affection that family members have for one another, but for families that have recently gone through a divorce or are anticipating a divorce, the holidays can add extra stress to an already difficult time.

By the numbers: Infidelity, men, women, divorce

Many of our Lake Charles readers know that Louisiana has just three recognized grounds for divorce: conviction of a felony, living separate and apart for a specific amount of time, and adultery. (It should be noted that no-fault divorce in Louisiana is in the category of living separate and apart.)

Dividing debt in a Louisiana divorce

It is perfectly understandable that many Lake Charles couples who face a divorce will focus much of their attention on property division. After all, the division of what a husband and wife own together is in most situations, financially significant for both people.

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