Interdiction Lawyer in St. Tammany Parish
We Can Help You Assist Someone You Love
When someone 18 years of age or older is unable to make their own decisions or handle their own affairs, it may be necessary for a court to appoint someone to do these things for them. This legal process in Louisiana is known as interdiction. Interdiction is referred to as guardianship in other states, but the terms are often used interchangeably. Parents of children 18 or older can seek interdiction when tutorship is no longer an option.
In an interdiction case, a court is asked to determine whether a person is unable, due to an illness or other infirmity, to consistently make decisions or communicate decisions regarding themselves or their property. If the court determines that the person qualifies to be interdicted, they will be legally referred to as an interdict and a curator will be appointed to represent them and their interests.
If you’re hoping to help a loved one unable to care for themselves, an interdiction lawyer in St. Tammany Parish can help. Contact Lindsey S. Olsen, Attorney at Law or call (985) 256-3553 for the legal assistance you need.
Who Can Be a Curator
The person to be named curator is chosen according to the order of the following:
- Someone who is chosen by the interdict at an earlier time
- The interdict’s spouse
- An interdict’s adult child
- A parent of the interdict
- A person with whom the interdict has resided for more than six months
- Any other person the court believes will look out for the interdict’s best interests
A hearing regarding the interdiction will be held. Once an interdiction is granted and a curator is appointed, the curator may have to file additional documents with the court to sell the interdict’s property. The curator may also be required to file an annual accounting report to let the court know how the interdict’s money was spent.
If you believe you need to interdict someone, or someone has filed an interdiction lawsuit against you that you intend to fight, our St. Tammany Parish interdiction attorney can assist you with your case.