January 25, 2022
Five Tips for Co-Parenting After a Divorce

Divorce brings about significant changes in the family dynamic. Children feel uncertain during the period following divorce. They may feel anxious and confused as they try to adjust to all the changes. For a peaceful transition, it is important to know how parents approach co-parenting. The following five tips can help you have a successful […]

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January 21, 2022
5 Common Misconceptions about Power of Attorney Documents in Louisiana

Many people don't use the Power of Attorney documents because they are not fully understood. Every state has its own civil codes that govern Power of Attorney documents. Before you can trust that your documents will be valid and complete, it is important to speak with an estate planning lawyer in the state where you […]

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January 13, 2022
12 Estate Planning Mistakes That You Must Avoid

After you have decided to create an estate plan to ensure your property is distributed in accordance with your wishes, it should give you peace of mind and avoid problems for your loved ones. However, you need to bear in mind that you can't make mistakes when estate planning. Each estate plan is unique. However, […]

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January 6, 2022
Louisiana Wills and Successions: A Summary

Louisiana Last Will and Testaments are part of an estate plan that transfers property ownership upon the death or incapacity of the testator. What does a will do? An essential part of estate planning in Louisiana is the Last Will and Testament. It lets you express your wishes regarding how your assets will be distributed […]

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November 7, 2021
4 Helpful Tips for Louisiana Military Divorce

   If you're going it alone, divorce can be difficult and lonely. Even the strongest people can be overwhelmed by trying to manage the legal, financial, and emotional aspects that come with a divorce. It's easy for depression to set in when you add the possibility of having children affected and all your day-to-day stuff. […]

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November 5, 2021
Five Top Tips for Child Custody Agreement

  There are two basic ways to decide child custody after you divorce your partner or spouse. Either the court will decide custody, or you and your ex can reach an agreement about how you will all care for your children. Parents can avoid expensive court hearings and the bitterness that comes with a court […]

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April 26, 2019
Legal Separation VS Divorce: What's The Difference?

Have you and your spouse been going through a rough spot that you just can't seem to get through? Have you been considering calling it quits like 40-50% of the other married couples in the U.S.? But you're still not sure you're ready for a divorce? Do you know the difference between legal separation VS […]

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April 12, 2019
No Will? No Way! 5 Compelling Reasons Why Every Adult Needs A Will

Are you one of the 50% of the adults who have no will? If so, what are you waiting for?  Are you waiting until you make more money or have more assets?   Are you waiting until you have kids, have a house, or for some other "important" thing to happen? Chances are already very likely […]

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March 10, 2019
Why You Should Hire a Car Accident Lawyer After a Collision (And How to Do It)

US Highway 90 in Louisiana ranks 6th in the nation for the most car accidents. Accidents at such high speeds can cause severe and long-lasting injuries. At worst, collisions can be fatal. Who pays for the damages and losses associated with car accidents? It depends on who the court deems liable for the crash. Can […]

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March 9, 2019
Understanding the Basics of Chapter 12 Bankruptcy

There are an estimated 2.1 million farms in the United States along with over 1.5 million jobs in the seafood industry. When people in the farming and fishing industries get in financial trouble, one of their main options is to file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy law is confusing, especially considering there are four different types of bankruptcy: […]

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February 24, 2019
5 Signs You Need to Hire a Bankruptcy Lawyer (And How to Choose the Right One)

You no longer answer the phone out of fear it may be a debt collector. Thought of filing bankruptcy is moving closer to being a reality. You have even gone so far as to get recommendations for a good bankruptcy lawyer. Financial problems are extremely stressful and eventually will impact your mental and physical health. Sometimes […]

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January 20, 2019
Louisiana Child Custody Laws: What Role Does Your Child's Preference Play in Custody Decisions?

There are currently 13.4 million custodial single parents living in the U.S. Out of these, 89.8% of the have a formal custody agreement made in court. But how was this agreement reached? Did the child have any say in the matter? Read on to learn about Louisiana child custody laws and how they relate to […]

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January 4, 2019
Know the Facts: 4 Common Debts That Won't Go Away in Bankruptcy

Sometimes we find ourselves in over our heads. Especially when it comes to financial situations. The option of filing for bankruptcy tempts many people who find themselves drowning in debt. When granting a bankruptcy dismissal, it lifts your liability for the money owed and erases most types of debts. Filing can rack up legal fees […]

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December 25, 2018
Guardian Angel: How to Choose the Right Child Guardian for Your Will

Nobody likes to think about what happens when they're gone. That's probably why approximately 60 percent of Americans don't have a will or form of estate planning. It's difficult enough to figure out what to do with your possessions. It's even harder to elect a guardian to take care of your child. However, it's your […]

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December 19, 2018
What Happens After Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans file for bankruptcy, with chapter 7 bankruptcy being the most common. Do you think filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy is the right thing for you? Are you concerned about the process and what will happen once you've filed? If so, keep reading. Explained below are answers to your […]

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November 2, 2018
5 Important Things to Know About The Used Car Lemon Law in Louisiana

Driving your new (or new-to-you) car off the lot for the first time should be a moment of relief and excitement. You've made it through the shopping phase. You've gone through the fear and anxiety of negotiating the best deal you can get with the car dealership. You've signed the paperwork and finally, the car […]

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October 19, 2018
5 Questions to Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer Before You Hire One

Think that you'll never face a personal injury and need a lawyer? It's more likely than you suspect. Motor vehicle accidents make up the majority of injuries. Having to deal with a personal injury is a scary time. You're busy taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and your finances. Getting justice for your injury […]

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October 12, 2018
3 Things You Should Know About Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy In Louisiana

Louisiana has the fourth highest rate of Chapter 13 bankruptcy in the United States. The federal government oversees the bankruptcy process. There are some state-specific laws you should be aware of if you're a Louisiana resident. Read on to find out three important things to know about filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Louisiana. 1. What […]

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September 28, 2018
Cover Your Bases: 4 Things You Should Know About Divorce Laws in Louisiana

Are you and your spouse considering divorce in Louisiana? Although the state's number of divorces has dropped in recent years, Louisiana still holds the fourth-highest divorce rate in the country. What do you need to know about Louisiana divorce laws? Here are four key points to consider. 1. Length of Separation Required Unlike some states, […]

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September 2, 2018
What Makes a Will Legal? Everything You Need to Know About a Last Will and Testament

Recent studies show that nearly 60 percent of all Americans don't have a will in place. Some people procrastinate when it comes to getting a will documented. If you pass away in an unexpected accident without a will, it will only add to the stress and anguish your loved ones feel. There is a misconception […]

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August 19, 2018
US Bankruptcy Code: When to File for Business Bankruptcy Chapter 11

Is your business under a lot of debt burden? Are you looking for ways to keep operating? Filing corporate bankruptcy Chapter 11 can provide the safety net your business needs to stay open. Businesses big and small have used this option in the past. But, is it right for your business? Not all bankruptcy chapters […]

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July 29, 2018
What's the Difference Between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Filing bankruptcy is probably not your idea of a good time. However, you should take solace in the fact that 800,000 people filed in 2016--and that is a low number compared to previous years! While this number proves you're not alone in the matter, it's important to know exactly what you're filing for. There are […]

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July 15, 2018
What are Intestate Succession Laws in Louisiana and Why Do They Matter?

No one is ready for when the inevitable happens. When a loved one passes away there are many loose ends left untied. Many times the deceased leaves a will. But, what happens if your loved one didn't leave one. Some states like Louisiana have laws that take care of these cases. Did you know that […]

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