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Avoid Contractor Fraud & Scams

Information for those who are working with contractors and want to avoid issues with contractor fraud and scams. Contractor fraud involves a contractor engaging in deceptive behavior to obtain money or other benefits. This type of fraud can take many forms, including overbilling, using inferior material, misrepresenting the services provided, or failing to perform the services agreed upon.

Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents

Grandparents have a legal right to seek custody and visitation rights with their grandchildren in Louisiana. Grandparents may need to file a petition to the court requesting custody or visitation. The court decides whether to award custody or visitation based on the best interests of the child. In some cases, the court may award grandparents custody or visitation rights even if the parents are still alive and able to care for the children.

Debt Collection Lawsuits

Five-video series about dealing with debt collectors, what to do if you receive a debt collection lawsuit, and defending yourself in court. Was a judgment entered without your knowledge? How to tell if legal papers were served properly and what to do if money is being taken from your account.

Foster Care: Who's Looking Out for Me?

Two-video series gives an introduction to the court system and Child In Need of Care (CINC) proceedings and an introduction to foster care.

Unpaid Wages, Including Sample Demand Letter

This resource has general information and FAQs on Unpaid Wages, a sample demand letter to your employer, plus a link to a program you can use to automatically create an unpaid wages demand letter. Just answer a few questions and your letter will be generated. This program does not provide legal advice.

What Can I Do When My Landlord Won't Make Repairs

Tenants can use the repair and deduct procedure to make necessary repair(s) and deduct the cost from rent. The repair and deduction can be tricky and doing it wrong can lead to eviction and damage costs. This helps to explain the process including requirements about notice and legal standards. The process as explained will help a tenant follow the proper procedure to deduct costs for a repair.

You Should Know: About Your Day in Court

Tips about how to plan for your day in court, especially if you need to go alone without a lawyer.

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