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VA Records Accessible online or by App

Thursday, August 01, 2019

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Forced Heirship in Louisiana: What You Need to Know

Monday, July 01, 2019
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Who Will Handle My Funeral Arrangements?

Saturday, June 01, 2019

When we think about estate planning, we typically think of wills, powers of attorney, and trusts. Yet, these estate planning documents usually do not tell your loved ones what your last wishes are. Families are often left with questions like:  Read More...


Miramon Law to Attend 2019 NAELA Annual Conference

Friday, May 03, 2019

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What Happens to Your Debt When You Die?

Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Most people have debt. We accumulate it in the form of student loans, mortgages, car loans, credit cards, and more. The choice to go into debt is often times a choice to invest in our future. Whether you’ve taken out a student loan to pursue higher education or mortgaged your first home, debt is a part of life. 

Have you ever considered where your debt would go if something were to happen to you? What would happen to the next ten years of mortgage payments and all the credit card debt from Christmas? Understanding and preparing for what will happen to that debt when you’re gone is vital.

Most people die with debt, but that debt is typically not passed to heirs. Instead, your estate – all your assets and liabilities at the time of your death – pays down the debt. Only after your estate pays outstanding debts do your heirs get whatever’s left. The legal process that repays debts and distributes assets to heirs is called probate. Read More...

Has Your Will Been Notarized Properly?

Monday, April 01, 2019

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Social Security Retirement Benefits: When Should You Start Receiving Yours?

Friday, March 01, 2019

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Just Because Your Name Is On An Account Does Not Make It Yours!

Friday, February 01, 2019

If your name is on a shared certificate of deposit account (the kind that says “Patricia Miramon or Someone Else”), the funds in that account will not necessarily go to you (the other account holder) in the event of the account owner’s death. Read More...


It's A New Year!

Tuesday, January 01, 2019
Many of us make New Year’s resolutions and the vast majority of those resolutions are about losing weight, exercising more, or quitting smoking. Other popular resolutions are managing debt, saving more money, or volunteering. What about a resolution that can impact your life and the life of your family for years to come? Making or revising your will should be at the top of your resolution list. Everyone needs a will, a power of attorney for financial and health decisions, and a living will. Preparing these documents need not be costly. Worksheets for wills, powers of attorney and living wills are on this website. Take a few minutes to complete them and contact us to get the ball rolling on your estate plan. I promise this is a resolution you can easily keep!

Choosing The Right Lawyer

Monday, December 10, 2018

Just as you choose your physician or auto mechanic by his or her speciality, you should choose an estate and probate lawyer who does estate and probate work - not someone who “does it on the side” from their normal area of expertise. Patricia Miramon is a member of NAELA- the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA  Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder  and special needs law. Read More...