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.
Not all estate planning tools affect what happens after death. In Louisiana, advance medical directives provide direction regarding health care decisions.
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.
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.
Contractor fraud can cost unsuspecting homeowners or business owners thousands. You may even know someone who hired a contractor, paid for the work up front and then never heard from the contractor again. This happens across the country, including in Baton Rouge.
Starting your Louisiana-based company does not have to be complicated, but it is more complex than simply opening your doors for business.
Like many entrepreneurs in Louisiana, you may be considering whether starting your company from your home is your best option. We at the law office of Dale M. Maas, Attorney at Law, have often counseled individuals on how to form an internet business that succeeds.
As you plan which of your beneficiaries will receive your assets in your Louisiana will, keep in mind that this particular estate planning tool is not designed to include everything you own. In fact, your will is a limited tool, although it is probably a necessary one.