Interdiction Lawyer in Covington

Interdiction Lawyer and Tutorship


It’s never pleasant to realize that a loved one can no longer care for themselves partially or completely. 

In Louisiana, you can seek interdiction and curatorship for loved ones unable to care for themselves due to various reasons.

Interdiction places the adult in a legal status similar to that of a child and gives the curator decision-making authority. Without the curator’s approval, adults cannot engage in contracts, leases, marriage, bank account activities, financial management, medical care decisions, or file lawsuits. However, the Curator’s liability for the Interdict’s actions is more limited than that of the parent for his or her child’s actions.


When Will an Interdiction Take Place?


Filing for interdiction becomes necessary when individuals, due to factors like old age or health issues, find it challenging to maintain a consistent decision-making ability. These health issues encompass conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other disorders affecting the brain. 

Mental health concerns, such as schizophrenia or psychosis, can also prompt the need for interdiction. Additionally, individuals who are mentally and physically disabled, rendering them unable to communicate effectively, may warrant such legal measures. Ensure you have a reliable interdiction lawyer in Covington to help guide you through the interdiction process.

The Curator can be granted the power to make medical and financial decisions, seek support for the interdict, and file suit on their behalf. Additionally, the Curator may have the authority to terminate driving privileges and contracts on behalf of the interdict.

The person you seek to interdict can either hire their guardianship lawyer or one will be appointed to represent them in the interdiction proceeding. This is to ensure that someone isn’t seeking this interdiction for improper purposes to the detriment of the Interdict. An emergency temporary interdiction can be sought to prevent immediate harm to the Interdict, pending a hearing on the permanency and scope of the interdiction.

Interdiction and curatorship can be limited either in scope or duration. It can be limited in scope to just medical, or just financial. It can be limited in duration to temporary or permanent. If the condition is not permanent and can be reversed by medical care or therapy, it can be terminated with the consent of the Curator. Alternatively, the Interdict can apply for termination or modification in the scope of the interdiction.

The Curator has reporting requirements during the period of interdiction and can be held accountable for any mismanagement. The Judgment of Interdiction is recorded with the Clerk of Court to notify creditors and the public that a Curator is managing the interdict’s affairs.

An Under-Curator is appointed to check and, if necessary, take over if the Curator becomes unable or unwilling to serve.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC, has represented relatives seeking interdiction and curatorship for 27 years in the cities of:

  • Amite
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bogalusa
  • Chalmette
  • Clinton
  • Covington
  • Denham Springs
  • Donaldsonville
  • Franklinton
  • Gonzales
  • Greensburg
  • Gretna
  • Hammond
  • Kenner
  • Livingston
  • Madisonville
  • Mandeville
  • Metairie
  • New Orleans
  • St. Francisville
  • Slidell

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