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Blended Families and Estate Planning

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blended families provide a challenge for many elder law attorneys. Now, over 50% of all homes consist of blended families.  Read More...


Disabled Military Child Protection Act

Friday, March 31, 2017

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Why do I need a will if I want all of my belongings to go to my spouse and children?

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The first reason to make a will is to know that your wishes are known and will be followed after your death. This makes life after your death much easier for your family.  Read More...


How does the Disabled Military Child Protection Act affect me?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

In December 2014, President Obama signed the Disabled Military Protection Act which allows a military parent to provide a survivor benefit for a child with a disability, and have it paid to a special needs trust for that child's benefit. Before this was enacted, military parents of children with disabilities faced a dilemma at retirement. That dilemma was whether or not to choose the military Survivor Benefits Plan (SBP) retirement option for their children. Under prior law, this could potentially interfere with the child's eligibility for means-tested government benefit programs such as Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid. Read More...


Should you Trust a Trust

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Did you know that if you die with minor children, any money you leave them will be given to them in a lump sum at the age of 18? What would you have done if you received a large sum of money on your 18th birthday? Would you invest it or use it for your education? Maybe you would put a down payment on house and plan for the future? We all know the likely answer is NO! Most parents feel that a large sum of money is too much for any 18 year old to handle. For many, the money would likely be blown in a few years, if not months. So if you don’t want this to happen to your child, what do you do? Read More...


Free Estate Planning Seminar September 17, 2016

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Patricia and Jordan will be hosting a Free Estate Planning Seminar on Friday, September 17, 2016 in Zwolle, LA. Please contact the office for details. Read More...


Silver Tongued Swindlers: Financial Elder Abuse

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Financial Fraud is the our country’s fastest growing form of elder abuse. Financial elder abuse is when someone illegally or improperly uses a susceptible senior’s money or other property. Financial abuse of an elder can be both a criminal and civil matter. Most states including Louisiana have made financial elder abuse a crime and punish the scammer.  Read More...


LegalZoom could be your Impending Doom!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

 LegalZoom is a do-it yourself document preparation service that was founded by lawyers. LegalZoom wants you to believe that the process of preparing legal documents is as simple as filing in the blanks on standardized forms. The company's ads promise "common" legal documents at a fraction of the cost an attorney would charge to prepare them. LegalZoom was founded by a group of attorneys, so that means that legal documents must be reliable right? Wrong! Read More...


Do you have a "Powerless" Power of Attorney

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DO YOU HAVE A "POWERLESS" POWER OF ATTORNEY? Read More...


Wouldn't it be a Thrill if Prince had a Will?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wouldn’t Be a Thrill if Prince had a Will? Read More...