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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...


Protect Your Pet with a Pet Trust!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Protect Your Pet with a Pet Trust! Read More...


"In human affairs of danger and delicacy successful conclusion is sharply limited by hurry." John Steinbeck

Monday, January 25, 2016

      It doesn’t need to be said (or maybe it does!) that we can best help you and your family when you plan for your disability and distribution of your assets when you are healthy and have the time to make the best decisions. When you give us your time and attention without being in a hurry we can better serve you. Waiting until the last minute or failing to plan at all only results in frustration for you and your loved ones. I was given a lovely piece of jewelry by my husband for our wedding anniversary in November. It needed to be re-sized, and he wanted it done by Christmas. When we hadn’t heard from the jeweler by December 21, he suggested that I stop by and try to hurry it along or call and find out when it would be ready. Because I had worked for a jeweler when I was in college, and I knew the stress and busyness of a jewelry store at Christmas. I promptly replied that under no circumstances would I rush a jeweler! I would rather have him spend quality time on my ring getting it perfect instead of trying to fit into an arbitrary time line. As it turned out, it was ready on Christmas Eve and we all couldn’t be more pleased. I tell this story because it applies to all our lives. We all want things done quickly and we all have deadlines. But our deadlines are not necessarily in our best interest. You want to have your lawyer spend the amount of time on your case to get things right. Rushing only increases the likelihood of getting something maybe not perfect. Please do yourself ( and us!) a favor and make a resolution to get your estate plan in order this year. Read More...


Are you over 55?Take Action NOW!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May is “Elder Law Month”. Read More...


ABLE Accounts- Saving for Disabled Persons

Friday, January 09, 2015

The ABLE act- Achieving a Better Life Experience Act- passed Congress this December and was signed into law.  Read More...


Misplaced, missing and lost documents

Thursday, November 06, 2014

My office receives calls every week from former clients or their family members who have lost or misplaced their wills, powers of attorney, living wills and other important documents. When I prepare these documents for clients, the client is given the original documents and cautioned to keep those documents in a safe place. Read More...