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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...]

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...]

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...]

Why do I need an attorney to draft my trust?

Trusts are designed to survive you. They are drafted before they are needed. For this very reason, you cannot draft a trust based solely on the “here and now.” Beneficiaries (those you want to leave money to) get married, get divorced, re-marry, have step-children, etc. Some may develop an alcohol … [Read more...]

The Importance of Keeping Track of Usernames & Passwords

Five sons, in London, discovered that the IPad inherited from their mother, who had died of cancer, was essentially a $500 paperweight. The reason? They did not know the passcode to unlock the devise; nor did they have their mother's ITunes account info. Despite sending Apple a copy of their … [Read more...]

What is a Trust?

A Trust is a legal concept that allows a Trustee to hold assets on behalf of an individual (Beneficiary). Trusts can be set up in many different ways and for many different purposes. Some are drafted to avoid Probate (Succession in Louisiana); some to avoid taxes. The most common Trust, however, is … [Read more...]