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Marriage expert: Signs of trouble

Six years ago, we had a different U.S. President, Louisiana governor, LSU football coach, and a different coach guiding the McNeese State Cowboys. The best-selling singer of 2012 was Carly Rae Jepsen, the Summer Olympics were in London and Google Glass was a thing.

Professor caught trying to cheat wife, court in divorce

It is often true that problems couples experience in marriage will often follow them into their divorce. If a spouse hides spending or financial information from the other during their marriage, that pattern can continue as they go through the legal process of obtaining a Louisiana divorce.

If a friend divorces, you might be next

Our friends make us laugh and help us face adversity and get through tough times. And according to recent research, our friends are also tremendously influential in matters of divorce. A study by Brown University, Harvard University and the University of California found that you are 75 percent more likely to divorce if a friend has divorced.

How to deal with your divorce at your Lake Charles workplace

It is often difficult to know how to deal appropriately with the emotions and very personal issues that divorce can bring to the surface. There are clearly different types of support and interactions involved when you discuss your divorce with a family member or close friend than when talking about it with a neighbor or co-worker.

Prenups on the rise among millennials

For years, many people believed that prenuptials were exclusively for the wealthy. That perception has changed in recent years, however, as increasing numbers of engaged couples have opted in on the legal documents that describe the division of assets should a couple one day divorce.

Expect the unexpected to complicate divorce

“People decide that they want to be divorced — and in their minds, it’s done. It’s over,” said a woman who divorced her husband late last year. Because of unexpected complications with his health insurance, she wound up keeping him on her insurance for five months while the end of the marriage was being finalized.

Football and concussions at heart of family law dispute

There are certain places that have a certain reverence for and long relationship with the violent art of football. Louisiana is one of them, of course, as are Texas, Oklahoma and the city of Pittsburgh. Faith in the sport has been eroded in recent years with studies showing that professional players suffer concussions and brain injuries at an alarming rate. There is also evidence that the profoundly negative effects of the sport’s violence can even affect college and high school players.

Author: Women, men experience "gray divorce" in different ways

Married in their twenties, they have spent the years since raising a family, working hard to get ahead and making their house into a home. Now that the kids are gone and their careers are nearer the end than the beginning, they face a new challenge: divorce.

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