7 Actions a POA Agent Should Avoid

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Except in the case of an emergency, an agent acting under a general power of attorney should never, never, never: Use cash from the principal’s account for any purpose, unless and only if receipts with full explanations are kept to account for every penny. And then, this should the exception, not the norm. It’s always […]

Inches Matter in Homeowner Restrictions


Homeowner ordered to remove completed construction, despite government variance. In a Louisiana case, a homeowner constructed an addition to his home. However, the addition did not meet either the subdivision side setback requirements in the restrictions or the limits required by the local government. Serious and costly consequences followed for failure to abide by the […]

14 Compelling Reasons You Need A Last Will and Testament

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It is commonly stated that Louisiana laws are very different from all other states. The generality of that belief may be debatable, but there is no doubt that our inheritance laws are different. Louisiana forces some parents to leave a prescribed portion of their property to certain children, called “forced heirs”.  See the wills and estates page of our website for […]

How to Avoid Unnecessarily Complicated Louisiana Estates

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As compared to some other states, the Louisiana probate procedure can be quite simple if the decedent’s affairs were in order and if the heirs act in a timely, prudent manner. Otherwise heirs will face an unnecessarily complicated probate, which will increase legal fees and court costs and unduly extend the time to conclude the […]

Before Signing a Contract, Consider These Tips

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Contract Tips: Negotiate, Review, Inquire, Revise, Decide. Before signing a contract, consider these tips: (1)  Read it in its entirety. (2)  Ask for explanation of any terms you don’t understand. (3)  Seek legal counsel. (4)   Make sure it includes all of the terms you requested. (5)  Unless it is a promissory note, sign multiple originals, […]

Free Expert Business Advice Topic of BWN Meeting

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The Goldman Sachs 10,000 program will be presented at the Business Women’s Network meeting on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Young’s Steak Restaurant, 850 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The meeting begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7 p.m. Goldman Saches 10,000 Small Businesses is a program for small businesses that links learning to action. Selected applicants […]