Community Property Attorney


Understanding Community Property Law

Are you facing the challenge of divorce in Louisiana? The process can be emotionally draining and legally complex, especially when it comes to property division. At Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, you can find a dedicated community property attorney to guide you through the intricacies of Louisiana’s community property law. Let us help increase your chances of reaching a fair resolution.

What Is Community Property?

In Louisiana, community property refers to the assets and debts acquired during a marriage. This includes:

  • Income
  • Real estate
  • Vehicles
  • And even retirement accounts

Community property law dictates that these assets and debts are jointly owned by both spouses, regardless of who acquired them. When a couple decides to divorce, community property must be divided fairly between the parties.

Additionally, according to Louisiana Revised Statute 9:2801, each spouse must provide a detailed list of all community property within 45 days of filing for divorce.

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What Is Separate Property?

Separate property refers to assets acquired before the marriage or after legal separation, inheritances, and gifts exclusively given to one spouse. This property generally remains with the original owner and isn’t subject to division during divorce proceedings.

Community property division after divorce

Why Hire a Community Property Attorney?

Navigating the complexities of community property law requires a deep understanding of the legal framework and Louisiana statutes. Here’s why partnering with Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards can make a significant difference in your divorce.

  • Knowledge: Our attorneys specialize in community property law, ensuring you receive accurate and tailored guidance.
  • Negotiation Skills: We are skilled negotiators who strive for fair property division, helping to minimize conflicts and protect your rights.
  • Legal Documentation: We handle all the necessary legal paperwork, ensuring that your interests are well-represented throughout the process.
  • Sound Advice: Emotions can run high during a divorce. We offer level-headed advice, helping you make informed decisions that align with your best interests.

Custom Solutions: Every case is unique. We craft personalized legal strategies that consider your specific circumstances, aiming for the best possible outcome.

What Else May Be Divided in a Divorce?

When going through a divorce, the process involves more than just dividing your shared belongings. There are other important factors to consider, such as children, pets, 401K, and retirement accounts. The team at Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards is here to guide you through making the best decisions for your unique situation. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in family law and can provide guidance on child custody arrangements, child support, and other considerations.

Children & Pets

If you have children, determining their living and custody arrangements is a crucial part of the divorce process. The goal is to create a plan that supports the well-being and stability of your children. This involves deciding where they will primarily reside and how both parents will factor into their lives.

Financial support for your children is another important consideration. Child support helps ensure that both parents contribute to the upbringing of their children, covering essential expenses like education, healthcare, and everyday needs.


Just like children, pets are beloved members of the family. Deciding who will care for your pets after the divorce can be emotional and complex. While the law treats pets as property, courts are increasingly recognizing their importance in people’s lives. Discussing and deciding on pet custody arrangements can help ensure their well-being.

Retirement and 401K Accounts

Retirement accounts, such as 401K plans, are often considered marital property and may be divided. It’s important to understand the specific rules and regulations governing the division of these accounts. Dividing retirement assets requires careful consideration and, in some cases, the assistance of financial experts to ensure a fair distribution.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Community Property Division in Louisiana

Can I or My Spouse Change the Classification of Our Property?

Once property is classified as community or separate, changing its status can be challenging. However, under certain circumstances, it’s possible with legal assistance. Our attorneys can guide you through this process.

Who Is Held Responsible for Debts Developed During Our Marriage?

Debts incurred during the marriage are generally considered community property, meaning both spouses may be responsible. This includes:

  • Mortgage debt
  • Auto loan debt
  • Medical debt
  • Credit card debt
  • And more
Who Controls Community Property?

Both spouses share equal ownership of community property. Decisions regarding these assets are typically made together, unless otherwise specified by a court order.

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Divorce is undoubtedly a difficult journey. With the right legal team by your side, you can navigate community property law with confidence. Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards is here to provide support, guidance, and a commitment to protecting your legal rights.

When you choose us, you’re not just hiring lawyers. You’re partnering with compassionate professionals dedicated to helping you transition to the next chapter of your life smoothly and fairly. Contact us today to schedule a legal consultation.

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