Basics of the New Tax Law

The basic things you need to know about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. First, most of the provisions of the law go into effect for the tax year 2018. That means it is effective now, but you may not see the actual changes until you go to prepare your tax return in...

Post-divorce Alimony

The proper term for alimony in Louisiana is now permanent spousal support. A recent case on fault and the circumstances under which a spouse is entitled to permanent support is very interesting on several levels. Lydia came to the United states from Russia in 2009 as...

$1.2 Million Executor Mistake

Choosing an executor of your estate is not something you should do as an afterthought. What people sometimes don’t realize is the importance of having a good executor. Even if attorneys are hired by the executor to handle filings and taxes, the executor still...

Lawyer Escape Clause

Lawyers in Louisiana have a sweet deal. If a lawyer is guilty of malpractice he or she cannot be sued once three years goes by from the date of the alleged malpractice. In most tort cases you have one year from the date of your injury or loss to file suit. In some...

Digital Estate Planning

Have you stopped to think about your digital footprint and how your heirs will sort things out? We all have a digital footprint: your online banking, your blog, maybe you own a Website. You probably have iPhone and Amazon accounts. And how about Facebook, Twitter and...