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Support Modifications For Louisiana Families

When couples separate, many aspects of each individual’s life change. Some people begin new careers or move to different locations. For others, life may remain very much the same. No matter the circumstances of your divorce or separation, you stand to benefit from working with an experienced attorney who can explain your options for obtaining spousal or child support payments to ease the transition.

Working With A Lawyer When Structuring Support Agreements

There are numerous factors that play into structuring spousal and child support agreements. At the Shreveport law office of Carl Henry Franklin, Attorney at Law, we can sit down with you, explain your options and help you determine the best course of action.

  • Spousal support: There are a number of factors that can determine the amount of spousal support an individual receives after divorce. Some elements the court considers include, the income of both parties, any custody arrangements, physical and mental well-being, earning potential, the length of the marriage and the financial needs of all parties.
  • Child support: Both parents are responsible for ensuring the well-being of their children. The court will consider numerous contributing factors, including the financial stability of each parent, outstanding debts of the parents, the children’s needs such as school expenses, custody arrangements, extracurricular activities and any medical exceptions.

Support Modifications

Life carries on after divorce — careers and relationships change, children grow and mature. Just as life evolves, so should your support agreements. By staying on top of any drastic financial changes, you can avoid paying too much, as well as accusations of paying too little and falling into arrears (delinquency).

Depending on the circumstances, you may need to raise or lower the amount of support you pay. If you lost your job, changed careers, suffered a debilitating injury or illness, or other factors make it difficult to keep up with your payments, contact an experienced attorney to learn how modifying your agreement may be the best option for you.

Contact the Louisiana law office of Carl Henry Franklin, Attorney at Law, by dialing 318-284-8499 or by filling out our contact form. By scheduling an initial consultation, we can help you protect your assets and preserve your children’s well-being.