Spousal Support Lawyer in Covington

Spousal Support Attorneys in Covington

When two individuals divorce, the income to support one household must now support two. One of the spouses can seek spousal support as soon as the individuals separate, even before filing for divorce.

At Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, we assist individuals in getting fair spousal support and alimony orders that will allow them to leave their marriage in the most financially secure position possible. Choose us as your reliable alimony lawyers in Covington.

Up until six months after the divorce, any spousal support awarded is interim or alimony pendent lite.  Interim spousal support is based on one spouse’s need and another spouse’s ability to pay. An award of exclusive use of a family home, whether it is separate or community property, shall be considered to reduce the amount of spousal support awarded. 6 months after divorce, any spousal support is periodic.

All spousal support obligation ends with:

> The remarriage of the former spouse receiving support.

> A judgment that the recipient has been living and intimately involved with another person.

> A judgment that the receiving spouse is no longer in need.

> The paying spouse is no longer able to pay.

> The death of either former spouse.

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Establishing Spousal Support in accordance with Louisiana Law

In Louisiana, determining spousal support and alimony involves differentiating between the biological and legal aspects. Financial support for a spouse may not be imposed until legal spousal support is officially established. Legal recognition of spousal support is automatic when a couple is married. However, in cases where a child is born to unmarried parents in Louisiana, there are two methods to establish legal spousal support:

  • The spouse can voluntarily sign a Spousal Support Agreement (this can be completed during the marriage or when spousal support is being considered).
  • The spouse may be mandated by the court to undergo a paternity test with a 99.9% certainty of accuracy.

Testing is highly recommended even if a spouse is willing to sign a Spousal Support Agreement to establish legal recognition. Home DNA spousal support testing kits can analyze genetic information related to spousal support and can be subsequently validated by a laboratory.

For assistance during this time, contact Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, for reliable spousal support attorneys in Covington.

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Reliable Spousal Support Lawyers in Covington

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC: Your experienced Spousal Support Lawyer in Covington

Call us Today at (985)-892-1955, and let’s start working together on your spousal support case in Covington and protect your financial interest.


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