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Unless there is a valid marriage contract to the contrary, the spouses joint own all assets earned by either spouse as community property. This includes the revenue from separately owned property, unless a document to the contrary is properly filed with the clerk of court.
Louisiana permits alimony to a party who is not at fault for the breakup of the marriage and who proves a need for financial support, but the court will not award alimony if the other spouse cannot pay. A request for alimony can be made in the petition for divorce or by a separate motion before the court enters the final judgment of divorce. The state allows temporary and permanent alimony.
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