Joint wills are null in Louisiana

I think most lawyers in Louisiana run into this problem: husband and wife want to do a “joint” will leaving everything to each other. When they are told they cannot do a joint will, they become suspicious that perhaps the lawyer is just trying to inflate the price by...

Discussing prenups with clients

One of the hardest discussions to have with clients is whether a prenup agreement is advisable. I once had a client who assured me that his intended wife was fully on board with the idea of a pre-marital agreement. When they came in, she took one look at the document,...

Endymion – Greatest Hits

Hit by a bag of beads. Did you assume the risk? You’re at Mardi Gras having a good time New Orleans style when a string of beads hits you in the eye. Do you have any recourse against the person who threw the beads? Against the Mardi Gras krewe organizers? Take...

Durst – Will He Lose His Inheritance?

The arrest in New Orleans of suspected murderer Robert Durst is making the headlines every day as he tries to defeat probable cause and other legal issues that keep him in jail -but there is another interesting question: “What happens to his money?” Durst...

Adjusting Financially After a Divorce

Adjusting to Life Financially after a Divorce There’s no doubt about it–going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time. Ironing out a divorce settlement, attending various court hearings, and dealing with competing attorneys can all weigh...