Crafting a New Path: Estate Planning Considerations After Divorce
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by Sara Bingham
1d ago
Estate planning after divorce can be complex, requiring expertise in legal, financial, and tax matters. The post Crafting a New Path: Estate Planning Considerations After Divorce appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning for a Special Needs Loved One
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by Sara Bingham
1M ago
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and in honor of that observance, we are going to discuss the most common mistakes that you should avoid when planning for a loved one with special needs. There are many misconceptions that can cost families time and money. The following is a list of the most common mistakes […] The post 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning for a Special Needs Loved One appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Is a Private Pay Caregiver the Right Option for You?
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by Linda Melancon
2M ago
Want to hire a caregiver? Before you start writing checks, there are a few things you should know about the responsibilities associated with hiring someone to work in your home. The post Is a Private Pay Caregiver the Right Option for You? appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Ornaments and Legacies: A Guide to Holiday-Inspired Estate Planning for Young Families
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by Linda Melancon
4M ago
As the holiday season approaches, families are gathering to celebrate traditions, create memories, and exchange gifts. For young families, the holidays take on an added layer of magic as they navigate the joy of building traditions with each other and sometimes their little ones. It’s a time of excitement, but it’s also an opportune moment […] The post Ornaments and Legacies: A Guide to Holiday-Inspired Estate Planning for Young Families appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Save the Drama for your Mama: How to Minimize the Risk of Probate Litigation
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by Sara Bingham
5M ago
In my line of work, I see lots of fighting. No, I don’t have an office ringside at a boxing match, but I often see folks with a family member that has passed away who either didn’t make their wishes known or didn’t put them in writing. Sometimes, the surviving spouses or children of this […] The post Save the Drama for your Mama: How to Minimize the Risk of Probate Litigation appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis
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by Aysha Strawn
7M ago
An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis can be a challenging journey for the person and family alike. When the diagnosis occurs, a ticking clock begins on the timeline for getting proper and sound notarizations done for crucial legal documents. What Does It Mean to Get a Document Notarized? According to the National Notary Association, having a […] The post Notarizing Documents for Seniors With a Dementia Diagnosis appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Is Your Financial Information In Order?
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by Aysha Strawn
7M ago
​​​​​Preparing and organizing your financial information for when you are no longer capable will bring peace of mind to you today. At the same time, it may relieve your loved ones’ burden in the future. You’ll ensure proper management of your financial situation and remain in control over your end-of-life care and legacy. The goal […] The post Is Your Financial Information In Order? appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Are Wills Public Record?
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by Aysha Strawn
7M ago
Wills contain important information about who receives money, possessions, and property upon a person’s death. Who can view this information, and is it a public record? Once your will goes through probate (called a succession in Louisiana), it becomes a public record. The probate court must maintain the will so that the public can access […] The post Are Wills Public Record? appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Your Will Can Protect Your Children With Disabilities
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by Aysha Strawn
7M ago
For the one in five families who care for children with special needs, estate planning is crucial. Parents of a child with a disability face numerous challenges and concerns. One 2022 study found that getting sick stands among these parents’ biggest worries. about what will happen to their children if they get sick. They wonder […] The post Your Will Can Protect Your Children With Disabilities appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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Ashes to Ashes, or Ashes to Soil? Is Human Composting Real?
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by Aysha Strawn
7M ago
Outlining your wishes for burial and funeral arrangements can be something you include in your estate plan. And though it may sound jarring, human composting is in fact a death care alternative that is increasing in popularity. As more people look to adopt environmentally sustainable practices not only in life, but now also in death, […] The post Ashes to Ashes, or Ashes to Soil? Is Human Composting Real? appeared first on Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC ..read more
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