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Why Zukerberg Was Wise to Wait

admin  -  Jun 01, 2012  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Why Zukerberg Was Wise to Wait
As most everyone has read or heard by now, on May 18, 2012, Facebook became a publicly traded company and probably not so coincidentally, just one day before the Facebook IPO, Mark Zukerberg, Facebook’s founder, quietly said “I do” to his longtime college girlfriend in a small surprise ceremony. While

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Your Facebook Relationship Status Has Changed!

admin  -  May 25, 2012  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Your Facebook Relationship Status Has Changed!
Over the past week Facebook has made a couple of major headlines. First, Facebook had its IPO and became a publicly traded company. While the result of the offering probably was not what many wanted, there certainly was no escaping the hype leading up the to public offering or the

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Protect Yourself! Change Your Passwords!

admin  -  May 18, 2012  -   -  Comments Off on Protect Yourself! Change Your Passwords!
We have all seen the friendly pop-up box asking if we would like our computer to remember our password. And let’s face it, in today’s hectic world between online banking, email, credit cards, Facebook, etc., we do have a lot of passwords to keep up with. So what do we

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Who Can Claim the Child on their Taxes?

admin  -  Apr 05, 2012  -  ,  -  Comments Off on Who Can Claim the Child on their Taxes?
“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” -Albert Einstein Unfortunately it’s that time of year again and tax day is right around the corner. With that in mind I thought it would be timely to take a minute to discuss an issue which frequently arises

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We are getting divorced, so who gets to keep the dog?

admin  -  Mar 29, 2012  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on We are getting divorced, so who gets to keep the dog?
So, during a divorce, who does get to keep the dog? This issue has actually arisen in my practice often within the past few months. It may come as a surprise to you that according to a 2006 survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers the number of pet custody

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Can I cut my kids out of my will?

admin  -  Dec 27, 2011  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Can I cut my kids out of my will?
From time to time people will ask me if they have to leave something to their children in their will. The answer to that question is identical to the answer of most other legal questions  –  it depends. Louisiana law, unlike any other state in the country, contains inheritance provisions for “forced heirs.”

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Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today

admin  -  Aug 30, 2011  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today
One saying that I try hard to live by in my personal life as well as my professional career is “don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today” and this holds true for several important reasons. We all know good and well that life is just too darn

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The Community – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

admin  -  Aug 30, 2011  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on The Community – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?
Louisiana is different. Most people know this. I live in a city like no other. New Orleans is a place where you can buy an alcoholic daiquiri in a drive-thru, where the downtown area is shut down and blocked off at noon on a Friday so a parade can pass

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Figure Out the Details Now So You’re Not Sorry Later

admin  -  Aug 30, 2011  -  , ,  -  Comments Off on Figure Out the Details Now So You’re Not Sorry Later
I’ve seen this scenario over and over again: Mom and Dad are in the process of getting a divorce, but not that far along the path just yet. For the sake of the children, Mom and Dad are getting along great! Both are being flexible and agreeable to the visitation

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Document! Document! Document!

admin  -  Aug 30, 2011  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Document! Document! Document!
A great client is the client that documents. An even better client is the client that documents meticulously and consistently. I always advise my clients with minor children to immediately go to Wal-Mart and buy a few notebooks. Any ‘ol notebooks will do so long as you actually use them.

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