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Louisiana Estate Planning & Elder Law Blog

4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 2

Jun 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of different decisions. From deciding what to name your company to hire employees, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions.Of all these decisions, perhaps none is more important or has a more significant impact on your success (or failure) than your choice of business entity structure. The entity you choose for your business will affect everything...

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Massive Fraud Scheme Against Seniors

Jun 16, 2021 8:15:00 AM

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently conducted the largest ever elder fraud sweep and charged over 250 defendants with fraud, representing over 750 million dollars. In each case, the defendants allegedly engaged in financial tactics that either specifically targeted or mostly affected seniors. The fraud operations are evident in every federal district in the United States.

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How Much Should My Estate Plan Cost?

Jun 15, 2021 11:55:00 AM

As you can imagine, we get the question “how much should my estate plan cost” quite frequently.And, it’s a good question that I want to answer for you as clearly as I can, given that there is not a “one-size fits all solution” for every family, and I would run quickly away from any lawyer who can tell you exactly what your plan would cost via email or over the phone, without a comprehensive discovery process.You see, this is exactly why most ...

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How Shopping Around for An Estate Plan Could Leave Your Family a Mess

Jun 14, 2021 11:48:00 AM

Maybe you’ve heard that before investing in a professional service you should “get three estimates.”  While often this is wise advice, it’s actually a bad idea when it comes to estate planning. This article explains why and how you can ensure you get the most efficient and affordable plan possible for your family without shopping estate planning lawyers the way you may think.

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5 Reasons to Use a Trust in Your Estate Plan

Jun 13, 2021 11:19:00 AM

Welcome to the biggest considerations you will face as an adult: what will happen beyond the short time you are here, how you will leave behind the inheritance you are creating, how you will receive the inheritance of your parents, care for them in their old age, and create more with what they are leaving behind.

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What Power of Attorney Allows You To Do (and Not Do)

Jun 12, 2021 9:30:00 AM

What a Power of Attorney Allows You to Do (And Not Do)

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3 Vital Estate Planning Documents For High School Graduates

Jun 11, 2021 10:00:00 AM

With the arrival of summer, young people across the country are about to reach a key milestone: high school graduation. If you have a child claiming their diploma, now is the time to prepare them for life after leaving the nest.

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The Responsibilities of a Trustee

Jun 10, 2021 1:07:13 PM

You would like to help your friend Rose, who has asked you to be her trustee, but you are worried about all the duties that come with being a trustee. You would be managing Rose’s property for her and for others whom she names as beneficiaries. You might be paying her bills and taxes, overseeing bank accounts, making investments, collecting rent or unpaid debts, getting insurance if needed, and doing whatever else the trust directs you to do....

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Business Entity—Part 1

Jun 10, 2021 9:15:00 AM

When starting a business, you have to make a ton of decisions. Deciding what to name your company and hiring employees, what kind of products or services you should sell, and how to fund your operation, getting your business off the ground comes with a nearly endless number of decisions.

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What Happens Once You Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Jun 9, 2021 12:57:28 PM

Every day, more Americans are becoming eligible to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the medical community, vaccinated individuals are significantly less likely to contract COVID-19; however, they may pose a health risk to others. What then is appropriate behavior for vaccinated Americans when considering the health of others? For the moment, not much has changed.

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