Louisiana Legal Advisor

Louisiana Legal Advisor

by Stephen Covell, Lauren Covell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455617159
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/18/2012
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 1,213,888
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Stephen E. Covell, J. D., and Lauren K. Covell, J. D., have more than fifty years of combined experience helping people with their legal problems. They both graduated from Louisiana State University Law School and practice law together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stephen E. Covell, J. D., and Lauren K. Covell, J. D., have more than fifty years of combined experience helping people with their legal problems. They both graduated from Louisiana State University Law School and practice law together in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

About the Authors xiv

Your Family

Marriage 2

Getting Married In Louisiana 2

Covenant Marriage 9

Community Property 10

The Marriage Contract 17

Ending the Community 20

Dividing the Community 21

Divorce 29

Adultery 30

Six Month Separation 34

"102" Divorce 34

Reconciliation 36

Support 38

Names After Divorce 47

Being A Parent 48

Custody 48

Visitation 60

Relocation 61

Child Support 62

Rights and Duties 68

Adoption 71

Emancipation 82

Your Property

Buying Your Home 86

The Purchase Agreement 86

Title Insurance 90

The Closing 93

Liability After the Sale 95

New Home Warranty Act 98

Landlord And Tenants 101

The Lease 101

Being a Landlord 105

Eviction 109

Tenants' Rights 110

Estate Planning 112

Making Your Will 113

Olographic Wills 117

Notarial Wills 120

Designating Bank Accounts 123

Trusts 124

Federal Estate Tax Exemptions 129

Living Trusts 131

Irrevocable Trusts 139

Charitable Trusts 141

Gifts 142

Collation 147

Asset Protection 150

The Risks 150

Creditor-proof Assets 151

Offshore Trusts and Banking 155

IRA Planning 156

Basic Concepts 156

The Stretch IRA 158

Tax Deferral and Compounding 163

Successions 164

Intestate Successions 164

Testate Successions 167

Forced Heirship 169

Small Successions 174

Your Business

Starting A Business 178

Purchasing a Business 179

Partnerships 181

Corporations 186

Limited Liability Companies 196

Contracts 197

Employment Rights 204

Worker's Compensation 204

Job Related Rights 211

Non Competition Agreements 215

Job Related Discrimination 216

Your Rights

As a Consumer 226

The Lemon Law 226

Consumer Protection 229

Consumer Credit 235

Credit Repair Services 240

Credit Reporting Agencies 241

Payment on Forged Checks 242

As A Debtor 244

Collection Agencies 244

Declaring Bankruptcy 247

Medical Decisions 255

Living Wills 256

Medical Consent 258

Do It Yourself

Can You Dolt? 262

Making the Decision 262

Hiring a Lawyer 266

Fees 270

Filing Your Own Suit 272

Which Court? 272

Small Claims Courts 274

Justice of the Peace Courts 277

Preparing Pleadings 278

Procedure 282

How to:

Write a Will 289

Change Your Name 294

Make a Marriage Contract 299

Collect a Debt 302

Form a Corporation 307

Recover a Rent Deposit 313

Settle a Small Estate 316

Frequently Asked Questions 319

Glossary 332

Judicial Districts 338

Index 340

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book from the Metairie, Louisiana B&N shortly after Katrina. I had some issues about my apartment building being flooded and whether I had to keep paying rent. This book covered not only landlord tenant disputes, but divorce, estate planning, and about everything else someone might want to know about the law.