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Estate administration mistakes could cause complications

Though the passing of your loved one has likely had a considerable impact on your life, you may still feel his or her presence for some time. In fact, as the executor of the estate, you may need to act directly on behalf of the decedent in order to ensure that his or her final wishes are carried out properly. Though this task can prove trying, you may feel that it could bring you a greater sense of emotional closure as you go through the process of closing the estate.

Your criminal record may block many paths

Finding a job is hard enough, even when everything is going your way. If you made top grades in high school, went on to get your degree and have connections with influential people, you may have no problems landing a position that could set you up for the rest of your life. Not many people have those benefits, so even the smallest disadvantage may work against them.

The dangers of generosity without a plan

As you grow older, you may hear more often of the importance of creating an estate plan. The many benefits of estate planning include making your wishes known and leaving a nice gift for your loved ones. You may have seen news stories about people who failed to write a will, and their heirs were left to fight and scrap over their inheritances.

Your child and "Blackout Wednesday"

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. It seems like only days ago that your child left for school, and now you're making plans for Thanksgiving break. You are undoubtedly looking forward to the time with your child and perhaps meeting the new friends that they are bringing home.

Have accusations of domestic violence left you needing a defense?

You certainly know that domestic violence can seriously harm a person both physically and mentally. Because of the severity of such a situation, you may feel caught off guard if someone accuses you of such a criminal act. Though you may know that you did not participate in violent behavior, you could still find yourself facing serious charges.

Confusing estate words: executor, administrator, representative

If you don't really have a lot of experience with the Louisiana estate planning process, and someone you care about designates you as a key role player in his or her estate, you might be honored and nervous at the same time. When it comes to executors, administrators, personal representatives and other common estate terms, if you aren't familiar with the process, you might feel overwhelmed and confused as to what your friend or loved one expects of you when naming you to carry out specific duties.

Prescription sharing could land you in legal trouble

Most individuals need some sort of medication at some point in their lives either due to an illness or injury. If you need a prescription, you likely plan on following the instructions given by your doctor when it comes to taking the medication. Of course, you may find that you do not need the entirety of the prescription and end up with some left over.

Is a life estate right for you?

As they grow older, many people begin to worry about the possibility of their health declining and how that may affect their finances. You may be among those with concerns about your future. Nursing home care can be expensive and threaten to wipe out the estates of those who don't take precautions to protect their assets. In fact, it is possible that, if you move to a nursing care facility, you may have to sell your home to qualify for Medicaid benefits.

Correct calibration essential to accurate Breathalyzer results

Things begin to get a bit festive this time of year in Louisiana. Colleges are winding down their semesters with finals, and students are beginning to filter out the doors, back to their respective home states and onto summer vacations. Weather is typically warming up, which naturally draws many more people outdoors than in colder months. Tourists are often traveling to and through the state, and local schools are hosting proms and graduations that create heavy traffic patterns and other potential driving issues.

3 factors that could lead to aggravated DUI charges

As you know, if you have drunk driving charges brought against you and convictions for those charges take place, you could face serious repercussions. Your life could endure effects on various levels from criminal to personal to professional. Even with relatively minor DUI charges, the consequences could leave you needing to rebuild certain areas of your life.

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