Ted Hoyt - Friday, July 21, 2017
As we age, it becomes more and more important to ensure that our preferences regarding end-of-life care are known and respected. One legal option is to establish an advance directive such as a living will. Below is information on the types of advance directives, how they can be helpful in an eme ..
D Reardon Stanford - Friday, July 14, 2017
In Louisiana, joint custody (/legal/divorce-family-law/child-custody.html) is presumed to be in the best interests of the children and is regularly awarded. Sole custody, on the other hand, is still awarded but is far less common. In this blog, we’ll define the role of a domiciliary parent ..
Ted Hoyt - Friday, June 02, 2017
There are times when taxpayers may disagree with a decision reached by the IRS. In most situations, the matter can be settled within the system. However, when the parties cannot come to an agreement, the taxpayer may choose to file with the U.S. Tax Court to appeal the decision reache ..
D Reardon Stanford - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
What Is a Custody Plan?
A “custody plan,” or “custody agreement,” is a parenting plan endorsed by both parents. It includes a custody or visitation schedule (including a holiday schedule, if applicable) and often also includes a plan for dealing with any conflicts that could arise. Provisions of ..
Jena Kyle - Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The rules surrounding the distribution of a deceased’s 401(k) depend on whether the beneficiary is a surviving spouse or child.
Income tax must always be paid on withdrawals and distributions from a 401(k) because a withdrawal or distribution from a 401(k) is added to your taxable income for ..
Jena Kyle - Monday, March 07, 2016
Louisiana is the only state with forced heirship laws. What is a forced heir? A forced heir is either your child or grandchild if your child or grandchild meets certain requirements.
What are the requirements for a child or grandchild to be a forced heir in Louisiana? Requirement for Your ..
Jena Kyle - Monday, February 22, 2016
Benjamin Franklin once said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” However, no one likes to think about his or her own mortality, except for when it is time to contemplate who to leave one’s assets to. The media and websites, like legalzoom.com, imply that any ..
Jena Kyle - Monday, February 08, 2016
What happens to your property if you die without a Last Will? Who will your assets go to?
If you die without a Last Will and Testament, your assets will pass on to your relatives according to Louisiana’s “intestacy” law. What does that mean? “Intestacy” law is the law that governs who will ..
Ted Hoyt - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
WHAT IS A LIVING TRUST?
A Living Trust is a type of trust that a person can establish during life into which all or most of a person’s property is transferred. It is a separate legal entity not unlike a corporation, partnership or limited liability company. By the terms of the trust, it will te ..
D Reardon Stanford - Tuesday, July 07, 2015
We have talked about getting a divorce in Louisiana (/blog/divorce-family-law) and the divorce procedure (/blog/divorce-procedure) but what about fault?
Now, I mentioned above you don’t have to prove fault to obtain a divorce. That’s true, but there are still some fault grounds to obtain a d ..