In Louisiana, all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be community. The longer that a marriage lasts and the more property between the spouses becomes commingled, the more difficult it can be to prove what property is separate upon divorce. To prevent a long and costly court fight you can either get a matrimonial agreement or you can make sure that you document how you acquired separate property. Matrimonial agreements are usually the best solution to ensure that your property will remain separate upon divorce. Often in such agreements there is wording to the affect that all property acquired before the marriage is to remain separate property of the spouses. In support of this language, matrimonial agreements will often detail the property replica waltham vanguard that existed prior to the marriage along with a statement of ownership. The more cumbersome way of proving that property is separate is to show that the property was acquired by you by an operation of law making the property separate. What this essentially means is that you have to prove the chain of ownership, and that at no time the property was earned by the community. If the property is a donation, you must usually show in your divorce that the property was not given for the benefit of the community but for your exclusive benefit. Because this can be really challenging, it is best to have documentation of proof of ownership prior to the marriage. For donations, it is ideal for to have a panerai luminor marina replica watches statement from the donor explaining to whom and the reasons for the donation. This prevents the agonizing and stressful need for your friends and relatives from explaining in your divorce trial why certain property was transferred. The most difficult asset to prove ownership of is usually cash in bank accounts. This is especially true when your separate cash is mixed with the community property's cash. Louisiana courts generally resolve this conundrum of who owns commingled cash by taking the position that all withdrawals are presumed to be of separate cash. This means that there is a replica american watch co watches strong likelihood that a court will find most commingled cash accounts to be community. Household furnishings are also difficult to prove to be separate. In an ideal world, you keep your credit card receipts and your bank is able to make available to you your cancelled checks. Otherwise it will likely be next to impossible to prove to a court that your household furnishings or other small items that are not carefully copy rolex watches for sale documented actually belong to you and not your former spouse. While divorce is certainly not the intention when getting married, it can be really wise to make sure that you are adequately protected in the event you and your future spouse decided to breakup. The best thing that you can do is to make a matrimonial agreement with your spouse because it will tell the court clearly which property belongs to which spouse. Barring an agreement, make sure that you keep proof of your separate assets. buy hampden The above material is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended as professional legal advice and should not be construed cheap zeno watch basel for sale as such. Divorce in New Orleans can be a stressful procedure, but a good legal practitioner can get you to the other side. Learn more here: