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SPOUSAL SUPPORT

Temporary + Final Spousal Support

MARRIED PEOPLE PROBLEMS

Under Louisiana law, “Married persons owe each other fidelity, support, and assistance.” This is really the basis under which spousal support and community property laws are construed.  For example, a wife who doesn’t work during the marriage certainly “supported” her husband’s work by doing whatever she did while he was away, therefore ½ of what he earns is hers.  Also, a wife who earns significantly more money than her husband certainly should “support” him once the marriage is over, so spousal support would be awarded in the husband’s favor.  The laws do not allow a spouse who cheated or lacked “fidelity” to collect final spousal support