No newly engaged couple in Louisiana, or elsewhere for that matter, wants to consider the fact that the marriage might not work. Even so, planning for the possibility is a wise choice. Prenuptial agreements can make the divorce process easier if they are needed.
It might seem impossible for some Louisiana residents to believe that they could ever get along after a divorce. At the same time, they want to come to a joint custody agreement in order to allow the children to have as much access to each parent as possible. The best way to begin is to agree not to give in to the negativity that can lead to a contentious divorce.
Many Louisiana parents realize at some point that their relationship is not going to last. Whether married or unmarried, when they go their separate ways, working out child custody and visitation issues become a priority. Each parent might believe that he or she knows what is best for the children, which could lead to a contentious court battle.
Imagine for a moment that you have been happily married for many years. You and your spouse have had a lot of terrific experiences together, and though there were small bumps and problems along the way, the two of you could always work it out. But now that some time has passed, the issues between the two of you are becoming more apparent and it is more difficult to resolve them. As more time goes by, it becomes clear: it is time for a divorce.
During the process of divorce, one of the common areas of contention for couples with children is child support. If your future ex will be the noncustodial parent, he or she might be worried about having to pay a support amount that is unreasonably high. On the contrary, you understandably may be concerned about whether he or she will pay enough.