Does your client’s case involve complicated legal or factual issues?
If the answer to that question is “yes,” then both parties can often save time and money by the appointment of a Special Master. La. R.S. 13:4165 sets forth the framework for appointing a Special Master and defining the scope of his/her duties.
A Special Master can be particularly effective in cases involving extensive discovery by resolving discovery disputes that prevent a case from moving toward settlement or trial. In complicated property cases, disagreements about the characterization of property as community or separate can become an obstacle preventing parties from reaching a settlement. A Special Master can be appointed to resolve these issues so that the parties may attempt resolution and/or be better prepared for the ultimate property partition trial.
“A Special Master can help resolve interim issues timely so that you can work toward settlement or to be better prepared for trial.”
J. Marie Rudd is a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist (by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization) and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®. Let her put over 20 plus years of legal experience to work for you.
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