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  • A Guide to Interdiction

    Interdiction is a legal process where a court is asked to determine, from testimony and other evidence presented, whether a person is unable to consistently make reasoned decisions regarding their person and/or their property, or to communicate those decisions, and whose interests cannot be protected by less restrictive means. If such a finding is made, the court appoints someone to make these decisions for the person. Read More

    Louisiana Elder Law Task Force
  • Alzheimer's Services of Louisiana Legal Planning for Louisiana Residents

    Information about legal planning and contact information for organizations that provide legal and or other help. Content Detail

    Alzheimer's Services of Louisiana
  • A Self Help Guide to Planning for Incapacity

    A self-help guide to plan for incapacity including advance directive forms for Louisiana. By using advance directives, you can control your health care decisions, even if you become incapacitated in the future. You prepare the advance directives while you are capable of making your own decisions. Generally, they take the form of instructions to your doctor, or the appointment of someone to make decisions for you. They can cover specific treatments such as life-sustaining procedures, or be very general and cover all medical decisions. Content Detail

    Statewide Elder Law Taskforce
  • Helping Someone Make Decisions: An Overview of Legal Status

    When someone needs help to take care of themselves, who can step in? How do you do it? What's the result? Read More

    Disability Rights Louisiana
  • Judicial Commitment and Interdiction

    This brochure describes commitment, interdiction and other means of handling a situation where a person cannot make decisions for him or herself. Judicial Commitment is the process by which an individual is ordered by a court to receive treatment in a specific facility or location. Interdiction is a process that deprives a person of some or all of their rights. This includes the right to vote, marry, decide where to live, what doctor to see, etc. Content Detail

    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation
  • Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD)

    OCDD gives information and services for Louisiana residents with a developmental disability, defined as a severe chronic disability caused by mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism. Read More