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April 2018 Archives

Elder law: Applying for guardianship of the elderly

Guardianship, also known as conservatorship, may be applicable in cases when someone who hasn't made a power of attorney is no longer able to make important decisions regarding finances or health care. Guardianship is often used when a person is incapacitated, elderly or who has a disability and for someone who does not have a power of attorney. When elderly persons in Louisiana suffer from dementia or anything that inhibits them from making rational decisions, guardianship may be in order.

Family law: Finding hidden assets in a divorce situation

When couples make the decision to part ways, the things they tell each other or don't tell each other may be skewed. Such is the case, at times, when it comes to divulging all assets. Louisiana family law, as in other states, requires full transparency when it comes to each person's assets. And there are some ways those assets may be uncovered if not disclosed voluntarily.

Louisiana may allow granny cams to spot nursing home negligence

The escalating cases of elder abuse in nursing homes have been the main reason for setting up video surveillance. Louisiana recently joined other states in possibly allowing granny cams to be placed in nursing homes to try to spot elder abuse and nursing home negligence. The state recently approved Bill 281,which will give family members and loved ones the green light to install video cameras in the rooms of their family members in care.

Financial exploitation: A risk the elderly face

Financial exploitation of an elderly loved one is a serious problem that has to be managed as soon as you notice it. If you suspect that your mother's or father's new friend is trying to edge into your parent's will or that the nursing home aide has been taking advantage of your loved one's good nature and bank account, talk to a lawyer about your legal options.

Louisiana family law: Legal age limits

Louisiana is a state known for its parties. With place like New Orleans and Mardi Gras festivities, it's important to know what the legal ages are for celebrating at some of these venues. Family law rules separate minors from adults with definitive specifications for certain things like drinking alcohol. The age of majority in Louisiana is 18, as it is in many states.

More same-sex couples in Louisiana considering adoption

Rights for same-sex couples have come a long way. Changes have also occurred in same-sex couples and the adoption of children, even though the process may be slightly different from heterosexual couples. Same-sex couples in Louisiana can legally adopt children, but may have to wait longer and be prepared for some stressful, emotional times that can come with the adoption process.

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