The Elder Abuse and Prevention and Protection Act (EAPPA) aims not only to bring awareness to elder abuse issues, but to protect millions of elderly from untoward actions. Certain experts are calling this likely elder law to be the most comprehensive of its kind in years. The bill came as cases of elder abuse continue to escalate in America and Louisiana is no exception.
You've been in a long-term relationship for many years. You rely on your partner, and he or she relies on you. Despite the fact that you never got married, you always felt like you were in that kind of committed relationship.
The fight between Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara isn't over yet. Loeb recently filed a petition in a Louisiana court against Vergara for the sole custody of the embryos they had placed in cryopreservation when the two were engaged to be married. Loeb chose Louisiana to launch his case since the state considers embryos natural persons under family law. In the western state where he and Vergara (who has since married) reside, embryos are considered property.
Many Louisiana residents understand the challenges facing an abused spouse who wants to leave his or her abuser. For many domestic violence victims, initiating a divorce is one of the most impactful choices they will make in life. Finding the courage to part ways is difficult enough, without having to jump through legal hoops to make the separation permanent.
As your loved one aged into retirement, you knew that he already had an estate plan in place. You knew what would happen if he fell ill and what to expect after death.
Many Louisiana residents are aware of the troubled marriage between Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner. Abedin worked as a top aide to Hillary Clinton for many years, while Weiner is a former congressman. The couple have made headlines over the past decade based on Wiener's recurring scandals. Few people were shocked when Abedin filed for divorce in 2017. The recent announcement that the couple has withdrawn their divorce petition did leave much of the public in deep shock and disbelief.
Parents who are unable to work out a custody agreement may find themselves in front of a Louisiana court to have the matter settled. In such cases, all parties are expected to adhere to the rules of the court. Failure to do so can place either side at risk of being found in contempt of court or even charged with a crime. In a recent case, a man from another state was sentenced to prison time for recording a portion of his child custody case.
As you age, one thing that might come to mind is the potential for needing nursing home care later in life. Nursing home care is expensive and has the potential to drain your assets if you don't plan accordingly.