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Welcome to our blog, where you will find more information regarding estate planning, successions and probate, wills, trusts, special needs planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning in Louisiana.

Dealing with the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

Dealing with the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as, “a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.” In fact, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60...

Protecting Your Children and Grandchildren with Trusts

Trusts are very important tools available to estate planning attorneys. A standalone trust or a trust incorporated into a will allows you to leave assets with “strings attached” for the benefit of a loved one. For example, you may think it is unwise to allow a child or grandchild unrestricted access...

Protecting Assets when Qualifying for Medicaid

Many Louisiana residents are unaware of the many options available to preserve assets by avoiding Medicaid spend-down when qualifying for Medicaid long-term care benefits. I meet with many people who are under the impression that there is not much they can do protect their assets from Medicaid spend-down. They may have...

Answers to a Few Common Louisiana Succession Questions

Over the past 17 plus years of working with many Louisiana families to complete the succession of a deceased loved one, I have encountered numerous questions. I will go through some of the more common questions in this blog post. 1.     What is a succession?  A succession (sometimes referred to as...

Options for Paying for Long-Term Care Expenses

Retirees and Seniors should plan for the potential need for an extended long-term care need. Making informed decisions about planning for long-term care begins with an understanding of the options available to pay for long-term care. There is often confusion about the different types of care, and whether Medicare covers long-term...