The Tax and Other Effects of Marriage and Divorce in Louisiana (MDL16)
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When: 9/19/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: LCPA - Training Facility
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Suite 500
Kenner, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Ray Ladouceur

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Acronym MDL16
CPE 8 hours
Vendor Ladouceur
Level Basic
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Who should attend

CPAs in public practice or industry, attorneys, and personal financial planners

Registration Early Bird
(through 9/1)
(after 9/1)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, reciprocal state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


This course will help you properly plan for the tax and financial effects of marriage and divorce considering Louisiana’s unique community property law principles. Every CPA needs to have a basic understanding of these topics.


  • Summary of Louisiana community property law
  • Marriage contracts and their tax effect
  • The marital forced portion Filing status options and splitting of community income
  • Tax effects of filing separately
  • Equitable and innocent spouse relief regarding community income
  • Calculation of income for alimony and child support
  • Classification of property in Louisiana: mine or ours
  • Division of IRAs and qualified plans and their tax effect
  • Reimbursement claims upon termination of marriage Community property partition procedure
  • Goodwill as property of the community
  • Shifting of basis and the burden of taxation

Meet the Speaker

Raymond P. Ladouceur, JD, MBA, CPA, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Association of Attorney-CPAs. He is a graduate of Loyola University of the South and possesses a Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration. Mr. Ladouceur, a Board Certified Tax Specialist and Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, practices law and public accounting in the New Orleans and surrounding areas.

A practitioner highly regarded for his estate planning expertise, he has served as a discussion leader at numerous continuing education seminars and is the author of Estate and Gift Taxation (A Louisiana Perspective), 2012 Edition. Mr. Ladouceur is the only person to be named as the LCPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader six times. He is the past Chairman of the Society's Litigation Services, Continuing Education, and Annual Meeting Committees, is the Past President of the SLCPA, and is the Past President of the Louisiana Chapter of Attorney-CPAs. Super Lawyers has recognized Mr. Ladouceur in the field of Business Law from 2007-2012.