Alexandria, LA asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana

Q: Hello, what is the likelihood a male may be granted SPLIT or JOINT custody in Louisiana?

Married for 10 years, child is 7 years old, both would be living locally to child's school, no criminal history for both parents, no history of domestic abuse from either parties, no infidelity on either side, everything is under fathers name, father employed as AVP Branch Manager, Wife employed as Receptionist. Wife did recently move her dad from Virginia to Louisiana due to stroke/dementia.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: All cases are different and depend on the specific facts however the Courts prefer that both parents be involved in the life of the child so based on that, the likelihood of joint custody is high. I am not sure what you mean by SPLIT. If you mean SHARED, then the answer remains the same: the likelihood of SPLIT or JOINT custody is high, but since the terminology in Louisiana is somewhat specific, you should have an attorney representing you in this process to protect your interests as well as to assist you in obtaining what you seek.

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