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April 2019 Archives

Legal requirements for adoptions in Louisiana

When residents of Louisiana contemplate adopting a child, they usually give primary consideration to the evaluations that will be performed. While these evaluations are usually the key to a successful adoption application, those considering adopting a child should also familiarize themselves with the strict legal hurdles that must be cleared.

Jefferson Parish revokes permit for cyanide plant at Waggaman

Corporations whose businesses require governmental permits must constantly pay attention to the attitudes of local government entities. such as county boards, city councils and local zoning boards. Nowhere has this necessity been more acutely illustrated than in the action of the Jefferson Parish board's decision to revoke a permit for a cyanide plant that it had unanimously granted in January 2018.

Using an appraiser to settle property value issues in a divorce

Most people in Baton Rouge understand that Louisiana is a community property state. Therefore, marital property must be divided equally in every divorce. Many people wonder why or how an appraiser could be used in a Louisiana divorce. The answer is not obvious, but reasons for using an appraiser in the appropriate situation are compelling.

Recycler sues parish over waste permit license

Many companies in Baton Rouge and elsewhere in Louisiana must obtain a variety of licenses from state, county or municipal governments in order to operate their businesses lawfully. Businesses that deal with hazardous materials are especially subject to governmental regulation. Modern American Recycling Services, a company in Terrebonne Parish that recycles industrial waste, sued the parish alleging unfair treatment in the handling of its recent hazardous waste permit applications for 2017 and 2018.

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