Louisiana Legal Advisor

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Louisiana Legal Advisor

Format:  Paperback,

360 pages

Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9781455617159

ISBN-10: 1455617156

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"Entertaining, interesting and enlightening . . . " -New Orleans Times-Picayune "A book that every resident of Louisiana needs to own." -Baton Rouge Advocate Designed to allow residents to navigate a unique legal system, this is the only book on Louisiana law written for laymen. Frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms are also included. From buying a home to writing a will to starting a business, Louisiana residents will save time, money, and worry with this do-it-yourself guide that incorporates essential information. Topics include: " why Louisiana law is different from that of the other forty-nine states " when you need a lawyer and when you can represent yourself " where you should file: federal court, district court, city court, small claims court, or justice of the peace court " how to write a will, create a marriage contract, change your name, form a corporation, protect assets, recover a debt, recover a rent deposit, use the Lemon Law, fight for custody, settle a small estate, deal with a bankruptcy, protect yourself in a divorce, and more

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Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9781455617159
ISBN-10: 1455617156
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 360
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introduction
About the Authors
Your Family
Marriage
Getting Married In Louisiana
Covenant Marriage
Community Property
The Marriage Contract
Ending the Community
Dividing the Community
Divorce
Adultery
Six Month Separation
102" Divorce
Reconciliation
Support
Names After Divorce
Being A Parent
Custody
Visitation
Relocation
Child Support
Rights and Duties
Adoption
Emancipation
Your Property
Buying Your Home
The Purchase Agreement
Title Insurance
The Closing
Liability After the Sale
New Home Warranty Act
Landlord And Tenants
The Lease
Being a Landlord
Eviction
Tenants' Rights
Estate Planning
Making Your Will
Olographic Wills
Notarial Wills
Designating Bank Accounts
Trusts
Federal Estate Tax Exemptions
Living Trusts
Irrevocable Trusts
Charitable Trusts
Gifts
Collation
Asset Protection
The Risks
Creditor-proof Assets
Offshore Trusts and Banking
IRA Planning
Basic Concepts
The Stretch IRA
Tax Deferral and Compounding
Successions
Intestate Successions
Testate Successions
Forced Heirship
Small Successions
Your Business
Starting A Business
Purchasing a Business
Partnerships
Corporations
Limited Liability Companies
Contracts
Employment Rights
Worker's Compensation
Job Related Rights
Non Competition Agreements
Job Related Discrimination
Your Rights
As a Consumer
The Lemon Law
Consumer Protection
Consumer Credit
Credit Repair Services
Credit Reporting Agencies
Payment on Forged Checks
As A Debtor
Collection Agencies
Declaring Bankruptcy
Medical Decisions
Living Wills
Medical Consent
Do It Yourself
Can You Dolt?
Making the Decision
Hiring a Lawyer
Fees
Filing Your Own Suit
Which Court?
Small Claims Courts
Justice of the Peace Courts
Preparing Pleadings
Procedure
How to:
Write a Will
Change Your Name
Make a Marriage Contract
Collect a Debt
Form a Corporation
Recover a Rent Deposit
Settle a Small Estate
Frequently Asked Questions
Glossary
Judicial Districts
Index

Book description

Negotiate Louisiana's legal system with this easy guide! From buying a home and writing a will to starting a business, this reference has invaluable information that can save Louisiana residents time, money, and worry. A do-it-yourself guide advises on how to collect a debt, recover a deposit, change your name, write a will, and file a suit. Frequently asked questions and a glossary of terms are also included.

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