Personal injury involves any time a person is injured as a result of another person’s wrongful acts. This involves not only automobile/vehicular crashes but also injuries resulting from working offshore on vessels, or due to defects on a property or product.
Someone who is injured while on the job or in the course and scope of employment, is limited by law to worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation is a separate area of law that operates under its own laws, guidelines and has its own court system. Worker’s Compensation generally pays an injured worker 66% of their average weekly pay for the period of time a physician places the person on “no work” status. The worker’s medical treatment is controlled by a series of guidelines called Medical Treatment Guidelines. These are designed to guide physicians in treatment and require an experienced attorney in worker’s compensation to navigate.
Married couples petition the Court to legally separate them. If a married couple with minor children files for divorce in Louisiana, the time delay to obtain Judgment of Divorce is one year of separation or from the service of the Petition for Divorce. Divorce involves complex issues: the use of community items, the dividing of marital property, child custody, visitation, and other issues.
Child custody is one of the most difficult areas of the law. Child custody is dividing up the time each parent has with his or her minor children. The law requires that the best interest of the child controls the Court’s decision. However, every jurisdiction and every judge has a different opinion on what the custody division should be. Experience and knowledge in this area are crucial to understanding the complexities of the parental, child, and jurisdictional relationships and issues.
Many times a person may need someone to handle their legal affairs for them. This involves the legal conveying to another person the ability to control his or her financial, personal, or medical decisions.
There are many different ways a person can protect their interest after death. By preparing a will, a person may decide how their property, assets, and minor children are to be taken care of in event of death.
Any time a property is rented or leased to another person or entity, it is vital that the property owner prepare and have executed a comprehensive lease or Rental Agreement clearly setting out each parties’ responsibilities.
Of the types of adoption in Louisiana, our firm Focuses on inter-family adoption. This typically arises when the spouse of a parent decides to assume all parental responsibility on behalf of a child who is not their blood. This can also be in the form of other family members who can show it is in the best interest of the child to remain with them. This is a very intricate and intimate process which is why it is so important to choose a firm that is experienced in this matter.
Interdiction is the process by which a person is determined to not be able to manage their financial or living situation, due to an infirmary or disability.
There are two types of interdiction, temporary and full. A temporary interdiction can be reversed by the interdict if they overcome the disability to a point where the court decided they are able to make those decisions for themselves again. A full interdiction is a decision made to terminate the ability of the interdict to make any decisions for the remainder of their lives. This is a very intricate and intimate process which is why it is so important to choose a firm that is experienced in this matter