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What’s in a Will?

It’s very important to learn how to write a will — especially in Louisiana. The reason is that our state follows a law known as "forced heirship," which forces a person to leave a portion of his or her estate to heirs. You need to know what goes in a will to be as confident as possible that your final wishes will be carried out to your exact specifications. The Louisiana estate lawyers with Irpino, Avin & Hawkins can help make sure your will is filled out correctly so you have complete peace of mind.

When to Get a Will

Whether you’re in your 20s or your 60s, you should have a will. You might be thinking, “Why do I need a will? I’m only 25.” Unfortunately, none of us can predict the future. If a tragedy occurs, you want to make sure the ones you love wi... Read more

Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Everything You Need to Know

mesothelioma lawsuits If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, an illness caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers and other elongate mineral particles, there are some significant issues you must consider. In addition to focusing on your treatment and medical care, you must consider the financial implications of your diagnosis. Paying for your treatment is a prime concern. You also have to take your family and their situation into consideration. You could be entitled to substantial compensation if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Below are answers to important qu... Read more

Managing the Risk of Your Business’ Expansion

business people group on meeting and presentation in bright modern office with construction engineer architect and worker looking building model and blueprint planbleprint plans If you are looking to purchase property to expand your business, you might be able to substantially benefit from the Brownfields Program, which was created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995. Here’s some information on how you might be able to use this program to your advantage. What Is a Brownfield? A brownfield is a... Read more

How to File an Employment Discrimination Claim

If you believe your employer has discriminated against you unlawfully, it will be very important to take action as soon as possible. You can either file yourself, or you can have a representative such as an attorney file on your behalf. Here is some information on what you can expect during the process. Filing the Claim You must file your complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC within six months from the date that the discriminatory incident took place. Typically, the sooner you file your c... Read more

Protecting Your Home From Flood Damage

For people who live in Louisiana, severe storms are an unfortunate fact of life. And these storms often bring inundating rains that lead to flooding. There are some things you can do, however, to try and lower the chances you’ll have to deal with soaked furniture and carpeting, ruined appliances and walls, and even worse damage. Staying Above Water Louisiana and the federal government have strict regulations when it comes to how high a home needs to be located above ground to withstand ... Read more