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Avoid custody heartache – claim your paternity rights at birth

You just became a father. You are not married to the baby’s mother, but you feel confident that you will uphold your role in raising the child. Unfortunately, unless you establish paternity, the Louisiana court views you as a stranger to the child.

You have no legal rights to your child as a new father if you are not legally married to the baby’s mother. Mothers hold all rights to determine religion, where your child lives, medical care and more.

Why is having an estate plan is so important?

Everyone has things they want to pass onto their loved ones after death. Generational inheritance can create a family thread that unites your heritage in unique ways. Perhaps it is a great-grandmother's wedding ring, family property, or savings that you want to go to your heirs and not the government. There are all types of assets that a person values and seeks a safe place to pass onto after leaving this world.

Estate planning offers exclusive legal assurance that your valuable assets are rightly delegated to your named heirs. Without going through the estate planning process, the government may seize your assets and liquify them to pay for debts or taxes owed. If your goal is to ensure your loved ones are the recipients of your hard-work and family legacy, then estate planning and trusts help you do this.

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