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Divorce Proceedings

Divorce Lawyers in Northwest LA

Going through a divorce is a challenging and emotionally taxing experience. At Knight Law Firm, we're here to provide you with the support and advocacy you need to navigate the process effectively. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your concerns, explain your rights, and develop a personalized strategy to achieve your goals, whether it involves negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We'll handle all aspects of your divorce proceedings, from asset division and child custody to spousal support and more, with professionalism and empathy. With our dedicated representation, you can approach your divorce with confidence and move forward towards a brighter future.

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Insight on Divorce Proceedings

There are a number of ways to obtain a divorce in Louisiana.  Under LA C.C. 102, a Petition for Divorce is filed and served upon the other party.  Once the parties have lived separate and apart for six months after service, then they are eligible to obtain a final divorce. If the parties have minor children (under the age of 18) then the waiting period is one year.

If the parties have already been separated the requisite period of time , they can obtain a divorce under LA C.C. 103(1). It is also possible to obtain a divorce und LA C.C. 103(2) which is the adultery based statute.  This is a complex statute to obtain a divorce under. The moving party has to be able to prove that adultery did in fact occur.  Sometimes even when adultery can be proven an experienced attorney will advise not to proceed forward under this article. Mr. Knight has successfully obtained divorces under all of the above mentioned codal articles. We are able to handle your divorce case from beginning to end and you will be assured that it will be handled correctly and in the most expeditious manner possible.

High Net Worth Divorce

We are an advocate for clients in complex divorces.

A divorce is an emotionally draining process for many clients and their families and is further complicated for high net worth individuals.  An experienced divorce and family law attorney is essential to make sure the divorce reflects a fair division of community property assets. At Knight Law Firm, we are prepared to account for any hidden assets and evaluate businesses and property in high net worth divorces.  Contact us today for aggressive legal representation in Monroe, Shreveport and throughout Louisiana.

In Louisiana, once you are married, the general rule is that all property acquired during that marriage is determined to be community property.  However, this general rule can be upset by specific exceptions to the rule, such as a personal injury settlement to one spouse during the course of the marriage, or the use of separate funds that are used to benefit the community estate.Our firm’s family law section consult forensic accountants, appraisers and other experts to evaluate assets involved in a high net worth divorce, such as:    

  • Vacation homes
  • Retirement plans
  • Business assets
  • Boats and planes
  • Stocks and investment
  • Recreational or farmland

Robert Knight will work with a team of financial experts and investigators to trace how assets were handled during the marriage.  

We work hard to protect your assets, including the assets obtained before marriage.

Take the first step towards a new beginning. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our divorce experts.