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Are divorce rates higher for couples with a special needs child?

Most parents love their children without conditions. Louisiana couples with special needs children -- whatever those needs may be -- may have increased stressful events that challenge them. It may also challenge the relationship they have as a couple and experts have wondered whether having a special needs child increases the odds that a couple may ultimately face divorce. 

How to minimize taxes without the deduction for alimony

Prior to this year, financial planning during divorce was fueled by the alimony deduction. That all changed for divorces finalized after 2018 with new laws prohibiting payors of alimony -- including those in Louisiana -- from deducting those payments on their tax returns at the federal level. Essentially, this means, although the person paying alimony will owe more taxes, he or she may pay less alimony, while the payee won't be taxed on those payments but may receive less in support payments, and there are still ways to minimize taxes.

Hidden assets during divorce: When the wife is the culprit

There may be animosity between partners during a divorce situation, even under the best of circumstances. It is human nature for individuals to want to keep what they believe to be theirs. Sharing, for some Louisiana residents, may be difficult when it comes to a soon-to-be former partner. This likely when one person might not be so forthcoming when it comes to his or her financial situation and so the issue of hidden assets may crop up.

The importance of a power of attorney in an estate plan

There are a number of documents that can be extremely useful when it comes to planning an estate. A power of attorney is one of these and there are a number of reasons they're an important part of a well-rounded estate plan for Louisiana residents. There are two types of powers of attorney: medical and financial and it's important for residents to know what they each mean.

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