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May 2019 Archives

The importance of organization in the divorce process

Couples whose marriages have broken down and who are thinking about ending their unions may give some consideration to preparing before taking a formal step. Divorce can be difficult in the best of circumstances and when Louisiana residents take some time to organize, the process may be less costly, less anxiety-inducing and may be more amicable. The first step may be to make a checklist of assets -- both personal and joint.

Need for a health care directive increases as a person ages

Baby boomers are fast reaching retirement age in Louisiana. As that occurs, many of them may not yet have addressed end-of-life issues with their loved ones. No one knows the number of their days on earth, but everyone knows the number is finite. If one were to suddenly become unable to communicate, is there a person who has been empowered to communicate one's final wishes? A health care directive empowers a person to communicate wishes regarding health care and end-of-life care for a person who is no longer able to.

Divorce and the financial disclosure

Is it a simple oversight, or perhaps something more devious? The paperwork suggests one thing, but something just doesn't seem right. When it comes to divorce, determining how much one should pay in child support and alimony may require looking beyond the initial financial disclosures required by the Louisiana court.

Collecting Social Security spousal benefits after divorce

More than 95% of all American employees are covered by Social Security with the ability to collect benefits when they retire. For Louisiana residents who are married spousal benefits may figure into Social Security benefits. In the event of divorce, those benefits won't be lost, but it is important residents know their rights when it comes to how divorce can impact Social Security funds and what impact divorce might have on a retirement plan.

Understanding estate taxes for tax planning purposes

Many people here in Louisiana want to protect as much of their assets as possible to pass down to future generations. However, one aspect of estate planning that many do not think about initially is how taxes on one's estate will affect the final outcome. The following discusses estate tax laws for the Bayou State as well as federal tax laws for tax planning purposes.

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