Divorce is a very complicated process. It often takes a significant amount of time to work out the details, from negotiating child custody and visitation schedules to deciding who gets the couch. Trying to decide who gets the house in Baton Rouge and who gets the fishing the cabin on the coast can lead to a months long argument. In fact, working out child custody and dividing marital property are usually the two main sources of contention during the divorce process.
Understanding the marital property laws in Louisiana will help you, either at the negotiating table or in the courtroom, when it comes time for you and your husband to start diving up assets and debt. Read below for some basics about dealing with community property in Louisiana.