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April 2017 Archives

The ongoing debate about long-term spousal support

Arguments concerning alimony are nothing new, not in Louisiana or any other state in the nation. From time to time, a state will consider new legislation on spousal support, and the debate will flare up. One of the most contentious aspects of spousal support involves the length of payments. While some people feel that there are cases in which a former spouse is entitled to lifetime alimony, many others argue that there should be a limit to the length of time that one spouse is expected to provide financial support to the other.

How to request relocation with your children

You had to make a lot of adjustments during divorce to prepare for the next chapter of your life. Maybe you are now seeking new opportunities or a closer residence to your extended family for support. However, moving is not so simple when matters of child custody are involved. Here are the steps you need to take before you can relocate with your children:

Elder law designation should not keep young people from planning

The benefits of having an estate plan can help many Louisiana residents and their families. Though some individuals may think that because estate planning typically falls into the category of elder law that young people do not need such a plan. However, any adult could have reason to move forward with estate planning. 

Family law: Co-parenting may interest Louisiana parents

Individuals in a blended family may worry about the potential conflicts between biological parents and stepparents. Family law issues relating to child custody and visitation could be concerns for divorced parents looking to remarry. Luckily, there are options that parents could take advantage of if they are able to remain civil toward one another. 

Protecting an inheritance from property division losses

Virtually no Louisiana couple prepares to marry with the belief that their union will someday come to an end. However, statistics show that divorce will be a reality for many couples, even those who thought that their marriage would last forever. In the event that one or both spouses is fortunate enough to receive an inheritance, those assets could be subject to loss during property division during a divorce. There are ways to prevent those losses, but it requires a degree of advance planning.

Elder law: Can a trust act as beneficiary for IRA?

Having a retirement account can be a beneficial financial tool, especially later in life. Of course, there is a chance that an individual may not reach a point in life where he or she is able to use the entirety of that account. This point is why there is considerable importance in naming a beneficiary to such an account, and individuals may have questions for elder law attorneys regarding this step.

Louisiana residents may want to protect assets in case of divorce

Because many individuals have worked hard to earn their wealth, they often want to take steps to protect their assets. Property may need protecting in a variety of situations, and divorce is once of those events. Rather than waiting until the ending of a marriage, Louisiana residents may want to prepare their protections ahead of time. 

Long-term care planning is an important aspect of elder law

When considering estate planning, many Louisiana residents may only think of creating a will for distributing property after death. However, this planning can also address various other important life aspects. For instance, individuals could use this area of elder law to create a plan for addressing the potential need for long-term care in the event of incapacitation. 

Remember to consider debt during property division

One of the most impactful aspects of any divorce is the division of marital wealth. Property division will have a lasting impact on the financial stability of both parties for many years to come, and is understandably a central area of focus. However, Louisiana residents should remember that assets are not the only financial matter that will come up during property division; debt must also be divided.

Real estate developer Macklowe facing setbacks in divorce

When individuals with substantial amounts of wealth decide to end their marriages, serious conflicts could arise. In some cases, one party may be willing to come to a quick divorce settlement while the other individual may have other plans in mind. When such disagreements come about, the process can become quite strenuous and time consuming for everyone involved. 

Jesse Jackson Jr. voluntarily increases child support

Many Louisiana residents have followed the divorce saga between Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi Jackson. The couple have made headlines over their inability to come to terms on various matters, including which jurisdiction will hear their case. In a recent shift, Jesse Jackson Jr. has voluntarily increased his child support payments.

Silence may signal divorce in Louisiana

It is not unusual for individuals to find themselves in relationships with people who do not mind silence. In fact, some Louisiana residents may hold couples who can be comfortably silent in higher regard than individuals in a constant state of disagreement. However, silence does not necessarily mean that these couples are less likely to find themselves facing divorce.

Elder law: A will alone does not eliminate probate in Louisiana

It is likely that many Louisiana residents hope to make their passing easier on their surviving family. Because loved ones often face emotional struggles after a relative's death, individuals may hope that their estate plans will allow their families to move past their loss more easily. However, aspects of elder law can prove complex, and some individuals may have a misunderstanding of certain planning tools. 

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