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VA Penalizes Veterans With New Rules — Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

VA Pension Benefits are cash payments available to some wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses who are disabled and/or have additional medical needs. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  recently set forth new eligibility requirements for applying. Those new...

The Pitfalls of the Do It Yourself Divorce Part #2

This post is the second post in a series where we alert you to the pitfalls of the Do It Yourself divorce. Pitfall #2  Utilizing forms drafted by non-lawyers. You may have seen those creative entrepreneurs marketing their divorce document preparation services on...

Recognizing and Reporting Elder Abuse

What is Elder Abuse? Many seniors are subjected to elder abuse every day. Tragically, the abuse often goes unreported and the abuser goes unpunished. Before such abuse can be reported, it has to be recognized. Elder abuse is a problem that takes many forms. Elder...

The Pitfalls of the Do It Yourself Divorce Part #3

This post is the third post in a series where we alert you to the pitfalls of the Do It Yourself divorce. Pitfall #3 Failure to understand court procedure. Louisiana procedure is technical and not intuitive.  Lawyers are required to take classes in law school to...