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May 2018 Archives

Living together without marriage: A major risk

When you moved in with your girlfriend or boyfriend, you were happy not to look into marriage. Neither of you wanted to tie the knot, but you were both happy being together. The problem is that you now want to split up, but you have no legal arrangements in place to protect your assets. You don't agree on what you should get versus what he or she should obtain, and it's a major concern to both of you.

Estate planning in Louisiana for the younger crowd

Life has a way of throwing curve balls. There may be times when the unforeseen happens and it's best to be prepared for those just-in-case moments. It's most likely safe to say that the last thing on younger people's minds in Louisiana is estate planning, but that shouldn't be the case. Even when life is busy and the under 40 set is living it to the fullest, it may be wise to have estate documents in place, especially when young children are part of the family dynamic.

Estate planning in Louisiana when stepchildren are involved

Blended families are a way of familial life today. When it comes to estate planning, Louisiana residents who have stepchildren should be aware of some planning advice whether they wish to leave their stepchildren an inheritance or whether they don't. But even when stepchildren and stepparents have wonderful relationships, the law doesn't automatically view them as parents and children unless the stepparent has formally adopted the children. So, the law doesn't see them as being relations and those who die without specifically mentioning their stepchildren in a will may be doing those loved ones a disservice.

Elder abuse: Taking advantage of seniors with dementia

It is heartbreaking to watch a loved one losing his or her memory and mental capacity. It is even more heart-wrenching when the elderly who suffer from dementia are taken advantage of. Elder abuse in Louisiana is a heinous act in itself, but when it is perpetrated against someone who struggles with dementia, it is even more abhorrent. Scammers are unscrupulous when it comes to trying to get what they're after; most often, it's money.

Family law in Louisiana: An unmarried father's rights

In the 21st century, more and more couples are having children without being married. Family law provisions in most states, including Louisiana, make it clear that fathers who have established paternity have rights in these instances, even when the relationships end. One of the most important laws across the United State is that when a child is born to unmarried parents and paternity is not presumed, the father doesn't have any rights when it comes to decision-making for the child, visiting the child or shared custody, so the first order of business is to establish paternity.

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