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.
If you drive east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for a little more than three hours, you will come to the divorce capital of Louisiana: Westwego. The Jefferson Parish town sits on the banks of the Mississippi river with a divorced population of 19.3 percent, according to a recent news article.
For many women, it's a mystery what to do with their wedding gown. It's not really the sort of dress you can wear to the office, gym or grocery store. Nicole Niesner's friends found a reason to pull their gowns out of storage.
We have all seen the lists that name the toughest jobs in America, the best cities for tourists, the worst places to retire, the best states in which to start a business, and so on. The lists can be fun and informative, and are often good ways to start discussions around the water cooler at work or over the back fence at home.
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.