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Living Wills - Health Care Directive - Health Care Power of Attorney - Do Not Resuscitate - Five Wishes - Nineteen Wishes - What's The Difference?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Louisiana's living will law was passed by the Legislature in 1984. It provides that an adult person may make a written declaration regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life support in the event of a terminal and irreversible condition. Read More...


Transfer On Death - Not So Fast!

Friday, February 08, 2013

At the current time Louisiana only recognizes transfer on death with a bank account specifically titled as a "Pay on death" account. Read More...


Do I Need A New Will?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

The 1996 change to Louisiana's Constitution did away with forced heirship for children over 23 who are not disabled.  Read More...


Living Trusts - Are They The Answer?

Friday, February 01, 2013

Not a day goes by without someone calling me for a "price" on a Living Trust. Often the caller has already decided that he needs a Living Trust and will not even consider discussing his reasons for wanting to set up a Living Trust, or the possible adverse consequences of such a document. If the only reason for setting up a Living Trust is to "avoid probate" you probably don't need one. Read More...


Executors - Louisiana Style

Friday, January 04, 2013

Louisiana has several distinctive laws which can make the executor job easier. The first of those is the designation of the executor as "Independent." This allows the executor to sell property and make decisions regarding the management of estate assets without court approval and without the approval of the other heirs. Read More...