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Do You Need a Lawyer to Go Through Succession?

The purpose of a will or trust is to help the family of a decedent collect their intended inheritances with as little complication or delays as possible. If a person passes away without first creating ...
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Attorney Wendra J. Moran Moves to New Office

My firm, The Law Office of Wendra J. Moran, has moved to a new, more comfortable office location in western Baton Rouge. 614 Europe Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802 With the Interstate 10 to the ...
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Continuing Tutorship or Permanent Tutorship for the Special Needs Child

Parents of Special needs childre n often have unique concerns about their child's future. Here is an example of a situation that can easily be remedied with the assistance of an estate-planning ...
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The Difference Between Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts

In certain circumstances, creating a revocable or irrevocable trust can be very beneficial. Determining which type of trust is right for you is not always easy. Some people create trusts as they want ...
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At What Age Should I Consider Creating a Will?

Many people believe there is no reason to start drafting a will until they are either married, have children or have amassed an estate of substantial value. This is not true. Estate planning is no ...
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How Does Power of Attorney Work in Louisiana?

One key component of estate planning is determining who will be given power of attorney rights. In our state, there are two main types of power of attorney: medical power of attorney and financial ...
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What are the Benefits of Creating a Trust?

If you are looking to have your assets and property transferred to your loved ones upon your death, you may want to consider creating a trust. Creating a trust can help you avoid many of the problems ...
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Benefits of Using LLCs as an Estate Planning Tool

There are a number of tools which can be used as part of the estate planning process to help maximize the value of your estate, the benefits your loved ones will be able to receive upon your death and ...
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How the Defense of Marriage Act Will Affect Estate Planning

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed into law back in 1996 to define marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman, in the eyes of the federal government. At the time, this meant that ...
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Why not use an online will?

Why Not Create an Online Wil l? Each estate-planning client I visit with is unique. Every family has its own needs, wishes and goals to accomplish. As a result, each time I meet with a new client, we ...
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What Are the Assets and Debts of a Louisiana Succession Estate?

What is included in Assets and Debts of an Estate ? After you are appointed Executor or Administrator of your loved ones estate, you will have the authority manage the assets and debts of the estate. ...
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Authority of a Louisiana Succession Representative

When your Louisiana Succession Lawyer or Baton Rouge Probate Lawyer opens a succession, they will ask the court to appoint someone as representative of the estate. There are two types of ...
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What Happens If Someone Dies Before They Create a Will?

If an individual dies before he or she is able to create a will, any property or assets from that individual's estate will be divided according to the laws of Louisiana. The individual's ...
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Punitive/Exemplary Damages to Domestic Violence Victims? - Louisiana News

Punitive/Exemplary Damages to Domestic Violence Victims?? – Louisiana Domestic Violence News A bill that passed in the Senate Judiciary A Committee on March 25, 2014 intends to grant victims of ...
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Domestic Violence and Gun Control

Domestic Violence and Gun Control On March 26, 2014 the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that when a person has been convicted of a minor domestic violence offence, they cannot legally ...
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Reverse Mortgage - The Gift That Keeps Giving

Many Americans who are sixty-two or older are choosing to create an estate plan by taking out a reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage may seem like a blessing to homeowners because they allow them to ...
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Answers to Questions about Creating a Louisiana Estate Plan

Answers to Questions about Creating a Louisiana Estate Plan Who should create a Louisiana Estate Plan? Everyone! Many people mistakenly believe that an estate plan is only for the super-rich. In ...
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Baton Rouge Bar Association Selects Wendra J. Moran as Spotlight Attorney

Attorney Wendra J. Moran has recently been selected by Baton Rouge Bar Association for the organization's Member Spotlight. The bar association featured the Baton Rouge estate planning ...
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Attorney Moran Is Now a Certified Divorce and Family Law Mediator!

Want to have more control over the terms of your divorce agreement, child custody agreement or another agreement concerning a family law matter? Are you willing to collaborate with your spouse or the ...
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Attorney Moran Wins Case for Mother Seeking to Relocate with Child

Relocation cases are some of the more challenging types of cases in the area of family law. In these cases, the custodial parent who has either sole custody, or primary or equal physical custody, asks ...
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What is the Point of Including a Usufruct in My Will?

In the state of Louisiana, you are given the option to include a usufruct in your last will and testament. While many people are confused by the name alone, it is important to understand that the ...
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Law Office of Wendra J. Moran Announces Move to New Location

Welcome to the Law Offices of Wendra J. Moran, your local Baton Rouge estate and succession planning law firm. My name is Wendra J. Moran, and I am the founder of the firm. I am proud to inform all of ...
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Three Things You Should Do Today

Three Things You Should Do Today Planning for our future and our loved ones includes more than having a Last Will and Testament, which only comes into effect upon your death. Many families have found ...
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Probate/Succession Document Checklist

Probate/Succession Document Checklist In Louisiana, heirs must open a Succession to acquire possession of a decedent’s estate. As you begin the process of arranging to meet with a ...
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What To Do When A Loved One Dies

What To Do When a Loved One Dies The loss of a loved one is a stressful time. It can be very difficult to know or remember what to do next. As the person who is responsible for managing the affairs of ...
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