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Successions Involving NFA Items or Other Firearms

Every family in Louisiana has that one person – sometimes more than one – who has an affinity for firearms. When that person passes away, many times the family does not know how to lawfully transfer those firearms to someone else. First, this article is merely an overview – it is highly recommended … [Read more...]

Evacuation with Title II Weapons

If you own a Title II (NFA) weapon, such as a short barreled rifle or machine gun (Suppressors and Any Other Weapons (AOW) are exempt), and live in Southern Louisiana, you should have an evacuation plan that takes your weapons into account. If your evacuation plan is to stay in Louisiana and simply … [Read more...]

Small Claims Court – What is it and do you need a lawyer?

Many times I get a call that goes something like this: I lent $2,000 to a friend, and he is refusing to pay me back. I want to hire you to sue him. Or: A plumber was at my house to fix something and ended up making it worse, and now the new plumber said that it will cost an additional $800 to fix … [Read more...]

Why should I place my firearm collection in a Trust?

In a previous article, I explained the basics of a gun trust, and talked about how NFA items should be purchased by and held within the Trust. Additionally, a gun trust may be a good idea for those who own regular (non-NFA) firearms. As mentioned, a gun trust is nothing more than a revocable trust … [Read more...]

Lessons from Casey Kasem’s Death

Recently Casey Kasem died in a hospital moments after a judge gave Kasem’s daughter permission to authorize the removal of Kasem’s feeding and hydration tubes. For those old enough to remember Casey Kasem’s Top 40 countdown every Sunday, it is also easy to remember Terri Schiavo. For all of us, … [Read more...]

Sometimes You Can’t Turn Lemons into Lemonade – Understanding Louisiana’s Lemon Law

Buying a new car can be exciting. Choosing all your options, waiting for the delivery, and then finally dropping off your old junker that has been giving you problems, and driving off the lot in problem-free new car. But what do you do when you discover that your problem-free new car isn't exactly … [Read more...]

What is an NFA Weapon?

In 1934 the Federal Government enacted a new law - the National Firearms Act (NFA) - aimed at cracking down on the well-dressed gangsters carrying Tommy Guns and running moonshine throughout the country (despite the fact that the law was finally passed after prohibition ended). NFA weapons have to … [Read more...]

Can he sue me? / Can I sue him?

I am often asked the question, “Can he sue me for that?” or “Can I sue him?” and my answer is always the same: Yes. Anyone can sue anyone else for any reason. As long as the plaintiff (the one doing the suing) is willing to sign a Petition (the paper that initiates a lawsuit) and pay the filing fee, … [Read more...]

Where Should You Keep Your Estate Planning Documents?

So, you just spent a nice chunk of change on your comprehensive estate planning documents, and precious time reviewing them with your attorney and the necessary witnesses. Now what do you do with these valuable pieces of paper. You are holding documents that are by their very nature vulnerable to … [Read more...]

Whether to leave an inheritance to your children

Recently, CNN News host Anderson Cooper made news when he announced on the Howard Stern Show that he would not be inheriting his family’s fortune, which consists mostly of his mother’s $200 million net worth (listen to the full interview here - … [Read more...]