Louisiana is a community property state. This means that spouses generally share equally in the assets, income and debt acquired by either spouse during the marriage. However, some income and some property may be separate income or separate property. Characterization of marital property as separate or community can be complicated and even counterintuitive. For example, income earned by separate investments may be community property.
These are some of the reasons you need the advice of a lawyer with experience in community property issues. The attorney, and sometimes other trained professionals (such as CPAs and appraisers), will assist you in obtaining an equal share of the assets acquired during the marriage.
Mr. Cosenza has experience in resolving complex property division issues and drafting divorce settlement agreements. If you are getting a divorce, he can help you protect your property rights.