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Why should the average person worry about estate planning?

Louisiana readers who have worked hard to build wealth, earn a decent living and save for retirement often overlook the importance of planning for long-term financial and legal needs. Estate planning is a critical step for people of all income levels, including those who do not consider themselves wealthy or those who do not own any assets that are exceptionally valuable. One of the main benefits of taking this step is that it allows a person to have control over what happens to his or her property in the future.

There are 2 options for special needs trusts

If you have a loved one with special needs, you probably want to do whatever you can to keep them safe now and in the future. One of the things you'd like to do is to set up a trust for them, so that they can be well cared for.

Spousal support modification in Louisiana divorce settlements

When a couple divorces, usually one partner ends up paying spousal support to another. Louisiana residents who do pay support to their former spouses or receive that support, may wish to have support modification at some point due to life's changing circumstances. There is a formal way to seek such a modification -- whether it is for a reduction in payment on the payor's end or an increase in the payment from the perspective of the payee.

AB trusts in estate planning in Louisiana

Writing an estate plan can be a bit confusing. There are a lot of terms that likely aren't too clear, but having some knowledge about what they mean may make estate planning decisions for Louisiana residents much easier and less time-consuming. For instance, many people might not be aware of what an AB trust is in an estate plan. An A trust is sometimes referred to as a marital trust or a marital deduction trust, while a B trust is sometimes called a bypass, credit shelter or family trust.

Estate planning: Declining an inheritance in Louisiana

Loved ones usually expect to be included in a close family member's will. But in certain situations an inheritance is neither expected, nor wanted. Most Louisiana residents don't realize this during their estate planning, but there are things a beneficiary can do when he or she doesn't want to accept an inheritance -- even a surviving spouse. 

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