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What a living will means in Louisiana

Having a plan in place in case life takes a turn is important for family members. Louisiana residents who have a living will may be doing a favor for their loved ones. A living will is a legal document that spells out a person's wishes when it comes to medical treatment when he or she cannot make those decisions because of being incapacitated. 

Nursing home planning: Start early for the most options

As you age, one thing that might come to mind is the potential for needing nursing home care later in life. Nursing home care is expensive and has the potential to drain your assets if you don't plan accordingly.

Reciprocal wills may be part of a couple's estate plan

Estate planning is not just for rich people. There are many reasons why most of the less wealthy residents of Louisiana would also benefit from an estate plan. One strong motivator would be if there are minor children. In that situation, the parents would make out mutually reciprocal wills, leaving their estates to each other and then to the children, usually in equal shares, in the event that both parents are deceased.

Are you familiar with the benefits of a special needs trust?

There could come a time when you realize that a special needs trust is an absolute must. This is a big part of an estate plan if you have an heir or beneficiary who lives with a physical or mental disability.

What happens if you don't have an estate plan when you die?

It's a fact that many people don't prepare for their deaths with an estate plan. Some may not have planned because their deaths were unexpected, but others have been old enough to know that an estate plan was necessary. Having an estate plan is important for a number of reasons, and not taking the time to plan could hurt your family later.

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