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Discussing prenups with clients

Prenup agreementsOne 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, said “What the hell is this?” -and left crying. Relying on one party to say that both parties understand and agree to a prenup is a mistake I will never make again.

In Louisiana, parties can enter into a pre-marital agreement, or “prenup” prior to marriage. read more…

Endymion – Greatest Hits

Endymion law suitHit 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 this a step further: suppose it was a whole bag of ping-pong ball size beads and you get hit in the head, knocked unconscious and are taken to the hospital. read more…

$1.2 Million Executor Mistake

$1.2 million mistakeChoosing 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 has the ultimate legal responsibility to make sure things are done —on time and done right.

In the Virginia Escher case, read more…

Durst – Will He Lose His Inheritance?

Robert Durst death of wifeThe 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 was paid off by his family, so to speak, with a once-only payment of $65 million which has reportedly grown to around $100 million. read more…

Adjusting Financially After a Divorce

Adjusting to Life Financially after a Divorce

divorce cakeThere’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 heavily on the parties involved. read more…

Referral Power of Divorce Lawyers

Divorce lawyer“Divorce attorneys have enormous influence with their wealthy clients when it comes to recommending other professionals such as other attorneys, therapists, and financial advisors.” Forbes

The Forbes article is correct, if you think about it. Divorce is an emotional experience and for wealthier clients especially, read more…

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