Louisiana law designates that any assets acquired during a marriage, with limited exceptions, are community property held with equal interest by both parties. Louisiana law also requires that all liabilities be assigned to one spouse or the other; with no debts being held jointly after a divorce proceeding is complete. However, due to a multitude of circumstances, a 50/50 division of property and liabilities is often not equitable or appropriate.
The attorneys at Samuel & Coleman, L.L.C., George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel, have extensive experience helping their clients navigate the complex process of community property partition and liability assignment. Skilled negotiators who vigorously defends their clients’ interests, George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel will work to ensure you benefit from the most advantageous settlement possible.
Based on your wishes, they can also provide referrals to accountants, appraisers and other forensic experts to ensure all community property is effectively identified, valued and partitioned, and that pre-existing assets are properly classified. George Read Coleman also has a bachelor’s of business administration from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business which has provided him with the tools necessary to navigate the financial complexities of community property partitions.
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George Read Coleman and Scott Richards Samuel serve clients in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, LaPlace, Algiers, Gretna, Marrero and other metro New Orleans areas.
All of the information about Family Law and Divorce Law presented on this website is very general and intended to give the reader a basic understanding of these complicated and often misunderstood areas of Louisiana law. Do not make any decisions based on this information without consulting a qualified licensed attorney.