Compassion And Intelligent Calm For Your Family Law Upheavals
Family disputes can be some of the toughest circumstances to get through on your own. Shifting loyalties, arguments and betrayals of trust can pepper conversations with family once near and dear. Some days may be better than others on the emotional roller coaster. Finding the right attorney who can provide honest guidance and the legal representation you need is a phone call or email away.
For over 15 years, The Tyler Law Firm, LLC, has been serving individuals and families throughout the East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes. In this time, attorney Tyler has built a reputation as a candid family law attorney who focuses on building bridges and uplifting family relationships.
He can help you resolve challenges involving:
- Separation from bed and board
- Partitions of community property
- Spousal support
- Contributions to education
- Establishing, modifying or enforcing child custody
- Visitation rights
- Child support
- Injunctive relief in domestic violence cases
Louisiana’s divorce laws can be confusing. Typically, a couple with no minor children need to be living separately at least 180 days prior to filing for divorce in family court. If the couple still has a child under the age of 18 born during their marriage, they need to have been living separately for at least 365 days. Exceptions may apply if there is adultery, domestic violence or a felony conviction.
When a loved one dies, the process of filing succession, or probate, in the judicial district court or in the civil district court in Orleans Parish can be emotionally crushing. Succession is the process where the deceased’s final affairs are addressed. This includes:
- Distribution of personal and real property
- Paying final taxes
- Ensuring payment of final debts such as funeral expenses, legal costs and medical bills caused by final illness
Some people have a will. Unless contested, this document is subject to “testate” succession. Others do not have a will, known as “intestate.” Some property will not be subject to the successions process, such as life insurance policies and retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s. This is because a third-party beneficiary has already been named. Some families may be able to file a small estate affidavit.
Louisiana’s succession process can be overwhelming when you are in a time of grief. Working with an experienced attorney can make the process less painful. Let attorney Michael L. Tyler explain and facilitate succession for your family.