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Intestate Succession

Like many states, Louisiana has a set of default rules that will apply to determine what will happen to your property if you die without a Last Will and Testament. For some people, the default rules that kick in are sufficient to carry out their wishes and as such there is no need for having a Last Will and Testament. However, an understanding of these rules is recommended to make sure that your wishes can be carried out under these default rules of Louisiana succession. Under the default succession rules in Louisiana, community property and separate property are handled differently. Generally, community property assets are things that were acquired during the marriage of the decedent and hi

Disposable Portion

The portion of a testator's property which he can will to anyone he chooses.

NOTARIAL EMANCIPATIONS HAVE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. HERE'S A SHORT REFRESHER...

Article 368 of the Louisiana Civil Code gives the outline for doing a notarial emancipation which gives limited powers to the minor. It states that: "An authentic act of limited emancipation confers upon a minor age sixteen or older the capacity to make the kinds of juridical acts specified therein, unless otherwise provided by law. The act shall be executed by the minor, and by the parents of the minor, if parental authority exists, or by the tutor of the minor, if parental authority does not exist. All other effects of minority shall continue." As you can see, the age has changed from 15 to 16 for the minor to be eligible. The act must be an authenic act. The act also advises who must sign

MOST NOTARIES HANDLE MANDATES AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW.

Many times a person will come to you and ask you to prepare a "durable" power of attorney. By their very nature, powers of attorney are revocable. The exception is that if the parties agree (the mandatary and the principal), the power of attorney can be irrevocable for as long as the object of the contract may require. There is another exception to revocability. In Louisiana, unless there is a provision to the contrary in the power of attorney, a power of attorney does not terminate if the principal becomes incapacitated. In other words, if the principal no longer has capacity, he cannot terminate the power of attorney. In this respect, a power of attorney is irrevocable (durable) once the p

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NOTARY PUBLIC TRAINING

People interested in taking the Louisiana Notary Examination in December can prepare through a notary public training course to be offered from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays from Aug. 28 to Nov. 29 at Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette. To enroll, visit www.nunez.edu/admissions/workforce-development. The $500 fee includes access to the lecture class and a copy of the Secretary of State’s official study guide for the exam, Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice. On-campus registration assistance will be offered July 17-19.

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MANDEVILLE NOTARY

Brian J. Rhinehart

712 Carondelet

Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

(985) 727 9692  

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