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What is included in a Louisiana living will?

A sudden accident or medical emergency could cause you to become incapacitated to the point that you cannot tell Louisiana health care providers what you want. According to Peoples Health, a living will allows you to decide and communicate ahead of time what life-sustaining medical procedures you want in the event that doctors determine you have a terminal and irreversible condition. 

How can you revoke a will?

There are many reasons for which you may decide to revoke your old will and start anew. For instance, you may have added a new member to your family, gone through a divorce or tied the knot. You may also have had a falling out with a beneficiary or decided that one beneficiary could use certain assets more than another. Whatever the reason for wanting to change or revoke your will in Louisiana, you need to go about doing so in a legally satisfying manner. Failure to rescind or modify your will in a proper fashion could lead to misunderstanding and costly probate upon your death.

Can you withhold payments from a contractor who stops work?

It happens more often than most people think: a Louisiana homeowner hires a contractor to remodel his or her home or to fix major issues, the contractor shows up, accepts payment and tears apart the home and, before the contractor completes the job, he or she stops working and demands more payment. If this situation sounds all too familiar to you, you may wonder what you should do. Do you just pay him or her the extra cash for the sake of finishing the project or do you fight the additional charges? Pocket Sense has some advice for you.

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