Government benefits, creditors, poor money management and even lawsuits. All of these things can drain your finances quick. We focus on giving you the tools and proper setup to protect you, your loved ones and your property from unexpected events. Having good insurance is important, but having Asset Protection built into your life means you can rest easy even if tragedy strikes.
The first step in protecting your assets is a custom and affordable Estate Plan. A Field Law attorney will discuss your situation with you and make recommendations to better protect you from potential loss.
The default rules for community property in Louisiana are cumbersome. There are many reasons why a married couple should consider maintaining separate property, such as creditworthiness, debt collections, liability protection, or keeping property in the family. We can help you prepare a plan before you get married and can even help you separate your property after the fact.
Often our clients are dealing with a loved one or even a business situation where bankruptcy proceedings are involved. At Field Law, we know how to help you protect yourself when someone declares bankruptcy, minimizing your losses.
Protection from creditors and Medicaid Planning are two very important reasons to have a good Trust in place, whether for you, your child or your parent. We create a new Trust from the ground up for each client, because each situation is different.
Make sure your loved one isn’t taken advantage of in their elderly years. Interdiction allows you to remove certain or all legal decision making powers from a loved one that can no longer be trusted to act in their own best interest because of a disability. Field Law can help you with this difficult process.
Challenging a Power of Attorney (Mandate)
Is the agent up to no good? Louisiana has a new law on the books that allows any interested party to challenge the actions of an Agent who is not acting in the best interests of the Principal (the person who gives the Power of Attorney). At Field Law, we are here to help you make sure your loved one is not taken advantage of by a self serving Agent.
Succession Representation and Will Challenges
Sometimes a Succession Administrator or Executor takes advantage of their position or even stops responding to your questions. Dealing with a bad Succession Representative can be more than just a waste of time but can be emotionally draining and aggravating. We have helped people ensure that they get what was left to them and keep them from having to fend for themselves in a bad situation.
Separating Inherited Property
Sharing property with others that won’t cooperate can be frustrating, but there is a way to move on without them holding you back. Separating co-owned property can be achieved with or without the consent of the other owners, allowing you to get the money or land you want and to move on with your life.