Who gets custody of the children?

The breakup of any marriage is an emotional and often confusing time. 

Many questions, thoughts, concerns, and fears you never knew you had start bubbling up to the surface. 

You're looking for some clear guidance and answers to help you start the process of moving on to your new tomorrow. 

I'm Loyd Bourgeois an attorney practicing family and divorce law out of Luling, Louisiana, and I'm here to help you get some answers to your frequently asked divorce and family law questions.  

Who is going to get custody of the children?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions of parents going through divorce, "Who's going to get the custody of the children?" 

In Louisiana, custody can be determined primarily two ways; one is by consent of the parties where you and the other spouse agree on an arrangement that benefits and is beneficial and works for both of you and the children. 

The other way is having a judge decide custody

If the parents can't agree, which is not always possible, it will go to court and a judge will make a determination based on the best interests of the child. 

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