Nicaud & Sunseri Law Firm, LLC
Southshore: 504-662-9596
Northshore: 985-218-0494

Making The Complex Understandable

July 2018 Archives

Avoiding Medicaid planning mistakes in Louisiana

Planning for old age is crucial, especially when Medicare won't pay for life in a nursing home. But, with some prudent Medicaid planning, Louisiana residents may have financially stress-free senior years. One of the goals of wise planning is to ensure than any countable assets are rearranged in a portfolio so that they can exchanged for assets that are tax exempt.

Family law: What does in the best interests of the children mean?

When children are a part of the divorce scenario, the phrase, best interests of the child, is often heard. Under family law rules in Louisiana, the courts will always look at what is in the best interests of the children when it comes to anything that affects them, including custody, support and co-parenting. A doctor who leads the field when it comes to the best interests of children of separation and divorce says shared parenting should become the foundation of family law.

Cryptocurrency makes property division more difficult

Divorce conjures up all kinds of emotions. When a Louisiana couple decides to call it quits, there may be a lot of volatile emotions at the surface for each individual. One of those can entail people wishing to keep what they believe is theirs, and that can include a number of assets. Even though it's not legal, some people may wish to hide certain assets. In the 21st century, and with the fairly new cryptocurrency revolution, property division may be an even more involved process in a divorce scenario.

The role of a revocable trust in estate planning in Louisiana

There are certain things that may be wise to include in an estate plan. One of those is a revocable trust. Louisiana residents who decide to incorporate a trust into their estate plans likely know that a revocable trust is changeable or can be canceled at any time. The grantor -- or the person who makes the trust -- gives a trustee the right to hold assets such as investments and real estate on behalf of another or others (beneficiary or beneficiaries).

Elder abuse signs: Elder abuse can impact the estate

Sometimes, the elderly are abused by the people who are supposed to care for them. They're victimized and exploited, hurt in ways that their families don't realize. Later, when the truth comes out and the elderly person passes away, the family may want to challenge the decedent's will or other estate matters.

Hidden assets during a divorce in Louisiana is against the law

The trust level between spouses who are divorcing may already be strained. Add to that a spouse who is thought to have hidden assets and the situation can become even more volatile. This type of problem can occur in a marriage in Louisiana where financial transparency is nonexistent and when one spouse handles the financial affairs within the marriage. Often a spouse may hide assets when he or she has an inkling that a marital split is imminent.

Serving Orleans, St. Tammany, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Washington, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes
Email Us For A Response

Get Answers Today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Metairie Office
3000 18th Street
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-662-9596
Fax: 504-833-2843
Metairie Law Office Map

Covington Office
7020 US-190
Suite A
Covington, LA 70433

Phone: 985-218-0494
Fax: 985-624-9698
Covington Law Office Map