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Metairie Estate Law And Family Law Blog

What are revocable and irrevocable trusts?

Creating a comprehensive estate plan enables you to provide instructions about who will get what when you pass away. You can do this through a will, but that has to go through the probate process. A better option for some people is to establish trusts, which don’t go...

How important is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney (POA) document enables you to designate someone that will act on your behalf in your absence, like when you are mentally or physically incapacitated. Such an eventuality may arise after a sudden illness or accident that leaves you unable to make...

3 tips to use when you talk to your kids about divorce

It doesn’t matter how old your children are; divorce can be a stressful and scary time for them.  It’s up to you to ensure you help them through this process, and part of that is telling them about the situation. Use these tips to help you talk to your children about...

The difference between a prenup and a postnup

For the longest time, people have wanted to protect their assets in case of any unexpected events, such as divorce. You and your spouse will likely be combining each other's assets after marriage. In the back of your mind, you may be thinking this could be a bad...