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If properties are owned by both persons in the marriage and

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If properties are owned by both persons in the marriage and one of the person leaves. Does the person who left forfeits his or her rights to the properites and assets acquired during the marriage? What is the best process to follow? Please advise.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

Ownership of the property is not affected by leaving the marital or other property. Louisiana is a community property state.In a divorce, the goal of the court is to confirm separate property to the owner of that property and to evenly divide community property. Fault is not considered. Debt is divided according to the same principles.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
In regards XXXXX XXXXX what if the debt was not initiated by one of the parites and is soley in one of the parties name. How does that work?
Expert:  Ellen replied 6 years ago.
If the debt was incurred during the marriage is typically split 50-50
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