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August 2018 Archives

Elder law: Taking a senior's car keys when driving is a danger

When a senior citizen is intent on continuing to drive, but there is every indication he or she could possibly cause an accident, taking away the car keys seems like the right thing to do. Yet doing so may be challenging legally. When it comes to elder law in Louisiana, the person who holds power of attorney may be able to confiscate the senior's keys, but it's a murky area legally speaking if anyone else takes that step.

Parenting and divorce: Who should be the disciplinarian?

Parents who have split up want to shield their children from pain as much as possible. When a Louisiana couple who are parents make the decision to divorce they have to make some difficult decisions about the welfare and raising of their kids as they move into the future as single individuals. One of the issues with which parents may have trouble is agreeing on disciplining their children and what that should look like when kids may be sharing two separate households. 

Filing for divorce and closure are 2 different things

When a couple makes the decision to separate it's likely that each person just wants put the past behind, move forward and find some type of closure. But, psychologists suggest that filing for divorce doesn't necessarily mean partners will experience that sense of closure. Louisiana couples who jump into divorce proceedings, thinking it will be the cure for unhappiness might want to slow things down.

Saving assets while qualifying for Medicaid

As you grow older, one thing you want to do is to protect the assets you've accumulated over time. You've worked hard, and you don't want to see everything you've earned depleted to pay for your nursing home care or other needs.

Elder law: Woman dies of neglect; safeguarding seniors

A 77-year-old woman recently died as a result of infected bedsores. Police found the elderly woman lying in her own feces in the horrible case of elder abuse. Elder law in Louisiana is definitive when it comes to protecting seniors. The woman was in such a terrible state that her flesh was starting to fuse with sofa on which she was lying. The woman's two granddaughters -- who are cousins -- were arrested and charged with manslaughter and cruelty to the infirm.

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