Northshore Divorce and Custody

St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish Community Property Division Attorney

Community Property Partition

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 circumstances, a 50/50 division of property and liabilities is often not equitable or appropriate.

Attorney Stephen Rue has nearly thrirty years of experience helping her clients navigate the complex process of community property partition and liability assignment. A skilled negotiator who vigorously defends her clients’ interests, Nancy will work to ensure you benefit from the most advantageous settlement possible.
Based on your wishes, she 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 as such.

To learn more about Stephen Ru's qualifications in other practice areas of divorce law, please select one of the categories below. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, we invite you to browse our family law areas of practice.

Uncontested Divorce
Military Divorce
Covenant Marriage
401(k) Plans and Pensions
Restraining Orders
Prenuptiual Agreements

Stephen Rue serves clients in Jefferson and Orleans Parish, in New Orleans, Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, Harahan, LaPlace, Algiers, Gretna, Marrero and other metro New Orleans areas.