Welcoming a child into a family is one of the most exciting and wonderful events in life. It doesn't matter if the child came to the family biologically or through adoption -- the love is present in either circumstance. Many children in Louisiana are looking for their forever families and those considering adopting a child would do well to know the state's adoption requirements.
Reading the fine print in contracts is something many people don't do. But when it comes to a living situation for an elderly family member in Louisiana, both the potential resident (if he or she is able) and a family member would be wise to read every bit of a contractual agreement before committing to a nursing home. The resident and/or family member will want to ensure that everything in the document is in order and that the would-be resident will be getting the best possible nursing home care.
There are thousands of children in the United States in foster care. Some of those children in Louisiana are placed with families who fall in love with them and the question of adoption comes up. Luckily for the family, most adoptions stemming from foster care are eligible for an adoption tax credit, which lets those who adopt foster kids to claim expenses associated with the adoption on their federal tax returns.
As your parents get older, you may have concerns about new people that come into their lives. You have seen plenty of news stories about live-in caregivers that have made off with family fortunes, or accountants that have taken complete control of an elder's assets for their own interest. But what if it is not the new friends or caregivers that you have to worry about? What if it is actually a family member, such as your own sibling, that you should keep a closer eye on?
The woman who accused an NFL referee of violence is now facing similar charges of her own. The woman filed a temporary restraining order against NFL line ref Carl Johnson with whom she lived from 2016 to 2017, which led to a domestic violence investigation in Louisiana. However, after a police investigation, Johnson was cleared, and it is the complainant who is now charged not only with domestic battery, but with filing a false police report, defamation and filing a false petition for a protective order.