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November 2017 Archives

Are you familiar with the benefits of a special needs trust?

There could come a time when you realize that a special needs trust is an absolute must. This is a big part of an estate plan if you have an heir or beneficiary who lives with a physical or mental disability.

Can addiction cause a parent to lose child custody rights? Maybe

For many Louisiana families, addiction is a topic that hits far too close to home. Drug and alcohol dependency creates a wide range of problems, especially when there are children involved. For parents who face a child custody battle with a former partner who has addiction issues, it's important to understand how the courts address such matters.

Splitting up: Determining what you own when you're not married

Ending a long-term relationship is difficult. Even though you never got married, you're facing complex issues with regard to who owns what property. The reality is that married couples in Louisiana retain certain community property rights that are not afforded to couples who never legally married.

Could a divorce coach be right for you?

For many Louisiana couples, communications have broken down well before the marriage comes to a formal end. Once a divorce is in play, spouses can continue to struggle with effective communication. One solution lies in hiring a divorce coach to assist both spouses through the divorce process.

Different experiences of tension could increase risk of divorce

According to researchers, the difference between the ways husbands and wives perceive tension may be a predictor of whether or not their union will withstand the test of time. The study looked at data collected from 355 couples. Participants were interviewed at seven different points in time, and asked about their level of tension and the state of their marriage. The results could help some Louisiana residents understand their own marriage and divorce

Protecting against elder financial abuse

When most Louisiana residents consider the needs of their aging loved ones, the conversation usually turns to medical issues and overall well-being. People spend a great deal of time and effort trying to find the right nursing home setting for their aging parents or grandparents. They may also put significant effort into getting the best possible medical care. What is often overlooked is the risk of elder financial abuse.

Rapist given joint child custody in unusual case

Most custody cases that come before Louisiana courts involve predictable parties and arguments. Two parents are unable to see eye to eye over how to divide child custody rights and responsibilities. While these cases can become intense, the details do not usually deviate outside of an established norm. In one highly unusual case in another state, a rapist was given joint custody of a child conceived during the assault.

Factoring Social Security planning into divorce settlement

For Louisiana residents who are negotiating the end of a marriage, Social Security is often the last thing on their minds. Even if that is the case, understanding how marriage and divorce can impact Social Security is an important consideration, regardless of the age of the parties. Retirement planning is an essential financial matter, as a divorce settlement can completely alter the retirement prospects of one or both spouses.

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