Now Accepting Credit Cards

admin  -  Feb 25, 2013  -  Comments Off on Now Accepting Credit Cards
Ashley Buckman Schepens, L.L.C. is now accepting Visa, Mastercard and American Express as a form of payment. If you have any questions about how you can process a payment on your credit card, please do not hesitate to contact us. ~Ashley

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Co-Parenting Guidelines Within Custody Orders

admin  -  Jan 24, 2013  -  Comments Off on Co-Parenting Guidelines Within Custody Orders
Frequently clients will ask me during initial consultations what is required of them in a joint custody arrangement. In other words, what aspects of the child’s life and to what detail are they responsible to communicate to the other parent and vice versa. In many cases, the judge or hearing

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Am I Entitled to Spousal Support?

admin  -  Jan 17, 2013  -  Comments Off on Am I Entitled to Spousal Support?
In Louisiana, there are two types of spousal support – interim spousal support and final spousal support. In a proceeding for divorce, a court may award interim spousal support to a party based upon three factors: the needs of the recipient party, the ability of the other party to pay

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Co-Parenting in the New Year

admin  -  Jan 02, 2013  -  Comments Off on Co-Parenting in the New Year
When spouses divorce, there is always a reason why the choice was made to discontinue the marital relationship and sometimes strong feelings of animosity, resentment, disappointment and betrayal towards your ex-spouse can linger long after the ink dries on the final judgment of divorce. Unfortunately for divorced parents, the luxury

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Welcome to Louisiana!

admin  -  Dec 27, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Welcome to Louisiana!
According to a recent report, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in the country. It has been seven long years since the Hurricane Katrina flood waters ravaged the city, but in true New Orleans fashion, NOLA is coming back bigger and better than ever! Who Dat!?! As people move

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What Makes You a “Good Client?”

admin  -  Dec 04, 2012  -  Comments Off on What Makes You a “Good Client?”
A good attorney treats all clients with respect and professionalism and remains dedicated to your cause throughout the litigation, but what makes you a “good client” for your attorney? Understandably, every case carries different factors and various circumstances, but in each case, regardless of the specific facts or details, there

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Anticipating the New Year Spike in Family Law Litigation

admin  -  Nov 29, 2012  -  Comments Off on Anticipating the New Year Spike in Family Law Litigation
While the holiday season is referred to by some as “the most wonderful time of the year,” many people are just trying to make it through the holidays in order to hold off on filing for divorce or custody until after the New Year. For some, the financial and emotional

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Hectic Holidays

admin  -  Oct 28, 2012  -  Comments Off on Hectic Holidays
A Guest Post by Rachel T. Rucker, M.A., NCC, LPC The holidays spent with family can be a stressful time under the best of circumstances, but when a family is in the process of a divorce the stress can become almost unbearable. Children of divorce in particular may have elevated

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Children in the Middle – Follow Up Guest Post

admin  -  Aug 23, 2012  -  Comments Off on Children in the Middle – Follow Up Guest Post
Rachel Rucker, M.A., NCC is providing us with a follow-up guest post today regarding the topic of children in the middle during their parents’ divorce. Rachel has a variety of experience counseling individuals, couples and families. Through mutual trust and understanding, she works with her clients as a team to explore and

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Words of Wisdom

admin  -  Aug 18, 2012  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Words of Wisdom
I recently came across this article that has blunt but note-worthy advice for divorcing parents and I wanted to share. Going through a divorce is hard. No one will deny that, but as a parent you should keep in mind the impact a divorce will have on your children and

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