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"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”.

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...

Selecting an Executor

Friday, October 03, 2014

Many people automatically select their spouse or oldest child as executor of their will. The job of the executor is an important one and although some spouses and adult children handle the job competently, you should consider the duties of the executor and their abilities before automatically assuming that a family member is the best choice to administer your estate. Read More...

But I got it Notarized!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Notaries are important for our society and there are many things a notary can do.  Read More...

Continuing Tutorship in Louisiana

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Louisiana has a provision called “continuing tutorship” which allows a parent of a child who is age 15 to 18 to petition the court to be named the child's guardian and that guardianship does not end at age 18.  Read More...

Record Transfer Services - Do not pay this company

Monday, September 30, 2013

Following the completion of recording documents at the local courthouses, some clients are receiving letters from "Record Transfer Services" stating that they should to pay this company to obtain certified copies of their documents. This is absolutely false. All of my clients are provided with certified copies of their documents and additional copies can be easily obtained either through my office or through the clerk of court's office without using "Record Transfer Services."  Read More...

Small Succession Procedure

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Louisiana does have a provision for an out of court "small succession" but it has several requirements that do not apply to most estates. There can be no will or only a will which has been probated in another state, the heirs are the children, parents and/or brothers or sisters. Further, the assets owned by the deceased must not exceed $75,000.00. The home also has to have been occupied by the deceased or his or her surviving spouse at the time of death unless they were not residing there due to illness, incapacity, natural disaster or destruction.  Read More...

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Friday, April 26, 2013
Patricia Miramon is the subject of a news article running in the upcoming newsletters, The Military Officer and The Armed Forces Retiree News. Readers who mention the article get 20% off future services through June 15, 2013.  Just mention our website when making your appointment and you can get the same discount!