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December 2019 Archives

Unmarried couples are legally individuals

You and your partner have lived together for the last decade. You never got married. Your partner brought it up a few times, but you didn't want to go forward with it. Your own parents got divorced, after all. You saw how the marriage ended. It soured you on the idea and, though you loved your partner, you just did not want to put yourself in that position.

Tips for Louisiana residents for a less tense divorce experience

There is never an outright easy way to end a marriage. However, Louisiana couples who have decided that divorce is their only option may find it less stressful and daunting knowing that there are some ways to make the process more tolerable -- for their own sakes and for the benefit of any children they share. The first word of advice from experts is not to go through things alone -- to make sure a support system of family and friends is in place.

Domestic violence impacts child custody rulings in Louisiana

Divorce is particularly hard on children. It is particularly so when allegations of domestic abuse have been levied by one parent against the other. When it comes to child custody issues in Louisiana, family court judges will always do what is in the best interests of any children involved. As such, they take domestic violence allegations very seriously when deciding who should get custody of the children.

Too many estate plans do not have a health care directive

Many people have an estate plan that contains a will and other documentation for handling finances. They often think that this is enough, since those documents generally dictate how to handle a person's estate. However, experts say that far too many estate plans, here in Louisiana and around the country, are missing a key component. About two thirds of estate plans do not have a health care directive. What exactly is a health care directive and why is it so important?

Finding hidden assets during the divorce process

Often when couples divorce, one spouse is responsible for paying the other. Divorce can bring out the worst in people and in some instances causes the payor of spousal support to be less than honest when it comes to his or her financial picture. Hidden assets have become one of the top issues when it comes to Louisiana couples who have decided to end their marriages.

How does Medicaid reduce the cost of nursing home care?

When you're growing older, one thing you realize is that nursing home and assisted-living care are all fairly expensive. Someone who is 65 years old in 2019 has close to a 70% chance of needing at least some kind of long-term care, while around 20% of people will need it for five years or longer.

Banks beef up training to allay financial abuse of seniors

Increased incidents of people taking advantage of seniors has prompted financial institutions to beef up employee training to thwart these incidents. Louisiana seniors and their families might take comfort knowing that more frontline staff in banks across the state and indeed, in the country, are getting additional training to stop the financial abuse of elders. About 90% of all banks train their staff, compared for just more than 70% two years ago.

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