Many people confuse Medicare and Medicaid. And, why not? They are spelled almost the same, and they both are government programs that have to do with health care. However, they are very, very different, and a proper understanding of the basics is necessary to make sure that you or your loved one can does not […]
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It’s National Estate Planning Awareness Week — Food for Thought. It is not just for the wealthy. Middle class folks need to be aware of the need for preplanning also. In 2008, Congress declared the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. There are a few common misconceptions about the need for […]
The job market is getting tougher every day. With more and more people competing in the workplace, youthful indiscretions and run-ins with the law can have a great impact on your marketability. Arrests and convictions, although minor, may very well be the difference between you and an otherwise equally (or less) qualified competitor getting the […]
Scams against the elderly are on the rise. Even the elderly in the Ruston area are being targeted by unscrupulous debt collectors resulting in the loss of thousands of dollars. Recently, an elderly client, Mr. Smith (not his real name) was terrorized by an out-of-state debt buyer. A debt buyer is a company that buys […]
We know how frustrating and scary it can be. You want to protect your children from the ugly aspects of your divorce and child custody case, but your spouse is hell bent on putting them in the middle, making them chose sides, or worse, turning them against you. You fear asserting your parental rights and […]
Recently Shelley and Add Goff, together with 4 other members of the Lincoln Parish Bar Association volunteered at Ruston Elementary School teaching through the Junior Judge’s program. During the program, the attorney watched videos with the children and discussed the tough situations presented in those videos. Together with the children they would come up with […]
Recently criminal law attorney Shelley Goff was selected to join the National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers. According the the unsolicited invitation letter, the organization evaluated Ms. Goff’s qualifications and determined that she exemplified the superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership in the field of criminal defense.
Recently Shelley Goff has become a registered to conduct family law mediations for child custody and visitation cases. A mediator is a neutral third party that helps couples going through a divorce try to work out issues without the expense of going to court. In doing so, she does not render legal advise. The parties […]
Recently Ruston family law attorney Shelley Goff was asked to write an article for the The Warrior, a national legal journal. The article is entitled “Irreconcilable Differences: The Use of TLC Methods in Domestic Relations Cases.” Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College teaches lawyers methods for presenting the truth to judges and juries and is usually thought […]
The Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) recently recognized criminal defense attorney Shelley Goff with the association’s prestigious Blackstone Order 10:1: