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November 2019 Archives

Divorce: What it is and what it is not

There are a number of reasons a couple decides to end a marriage. Although some Louisiana couples may share some of the reasons when making the decision to divorce, it's helpful to know what divorce actually means and what it does not mean. Divorce isn't an end-all for the problems a couple may have faced, so it's important to have realistic expectations about what divorce can accomplish.

Estate planning for the newly or soon-to-be divorced

Newly single individuals have a lot to think about. It's likely Louisiana residents who have recently divorced or separated from their partners or recently widowed aren't giving much thought to estate planning, but that may be a big mistake. Single people need estate plans as much as their married counterparts. When a spouse dies, an existing estate plan may just need updating, but if a person divorces, that's a whole different story.

Protect your loved one against exploitation in old age

Financial exploitation is a problem that seems to be growing, and it targets those who have disabilities. Many elderly people suffer from disabilities and illnesses that make it easy for others to take advantage of them, which is why it's so important to be certain of who you entrust to care for them.

Family law: Those things co-parenting is not

Raising a healthy, happy and well-adjusted child is a difficult process. Family law rules in Louisiana provide a guideline for parents to do just that. However, when divorce is part of the equation and co-parenting comes into play, it can be more difficult and, at times, seem overwhelming. Many parents in this situation have an idea of what co-parenting means, but they should also have a handle on what it does not mean.

Keeping estate planning a private matter in Louisiana

There are things most people would like to keep private. Estate planning is likely one of them. There are ways to keep estate plans private in Louisiana. The first thing to know is the differences between wills and trust-based estate plans. Wills have to go through the probate process and, as such, become public record once they're filed in probate court, and that means anyone can go in and ask to see the contents of any will on record.

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