Practice Pointers

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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Trust Me

admin  -  Aug 30, 2011  -  , , ,  -  Comments Off on Trust Me
When you feel sick, what do you do? You go to the doctor. And when the doctor writes you a prescription, do you take it? Hopefully. Why? Because you trust him. He went to school for a long time. He passed his board exams.  He completed his residency. You assume

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