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​ Do I need a power of attorney?

I am Ted Hoyt, board certified tax law specialist has been practicing law for over 40 years. First: What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a document where I appoint someone as my agent to act on my behalf when I am unable to do so, for example, I could appoint my  ..
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Do I need a revocable trust?

Do I need a revocable trust? Can I qualify for Medicaid if I put my assets in a trust? I am Ted Hoyt, a board certified tax law specialist, has been practicing law for over 40 years. For 40 years national and local firms have been advertising to people to hire them to do a  ..
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Last And Testament With Children

Hi, I am Jena Wynne, and I am an attorney in Lafayette at Hoyt & Stanford. I have previously talked about what your spouse will inherit if you do not have a Last Will and Testament. What happens though if you have a child? If you have a child, then your child will inherit a ..
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Last Will And Testament With No Children

Hi, I am Jena Wynne, and I am an attorney in Lafayette at Hoyt & Stanford. I meet with couples often who are finally getting around to making their Last Will and Testament. Couples are often surprised to learn what their spouse will inherit from them without a Last Will a ..
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​ So how does community property work?

Hello. My name is Reardon Stanford, of Hoyt & Stanford, L.L.C. I’m a board certified family law specialist, and I’ve been practicing law for over 20 years. You probably know that Louisiana is a community property state. You may not know what that means. In Louisiana, w ..
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How do I get a divorce?

Hello. My name is Reardon Stanford, of Hoyt & Stanford, L.L.C. I’m a board certified family law specialist, and I’ve been practicing law for over 20 years. So how do you get a divorce? Let’s first assume you don’t have a covenant marriage as they have their own rules. ..
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How is child support calculated?

Hello. My name is Reardon Stanford, of Hoyt & Stanford, L.L.C. I’m a board certified family law specialist, and I’ve been practicing law for over 20 years. So how is child support calculated? It’s a somewhat complicated process based on tables that consider the income ..
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Living Wills and Advanced Directives

Living Wills and Advanced Directives

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 ..
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What is a Domiciliary Parent?

What is a Domiciliary Parent?

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 ..
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Requesting an Appeal for an IRS Dispute

Requesting an Appeal for an IRS Dispute

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 ..
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