goffandgoffattorneys.com https://goffandgoffattorneys.com Ruston, LA Law Firm Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:36:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Financial Benefits for Veterans and their Survivors https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/10/09/financial-benefits-for-veterans-and-their-survivors/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 15:10:15 +0000 https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/10/09/financial-benefits-for-veterans-and-their-survivors/ If you are a veteran, or if you are caring for one, it is important that you understand the many veterans’ benefits programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Financial support is often available to a a veteran, his or her spouse, veteran’s or their survivors based on the veteran’s current age, physical condition, or financial situation. Even if you or the veteran under your care for qualifies for Medicare there can be […]

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Trump Signs Law Encouraging Reporting of Financial Elder Abuse https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/08/21/trump-signs-law-encouraging-reporting-of-financial-elder-abuse/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/08/21/trump-signs-law-encouraging-reporting-of-financial-elder-abuse/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 20:02:18 +0000 https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=49400 Financial elder abuse is a growing problem in our country. Financial institutions are often the first to witness elderly clients making unusual transactions that may be linked to a scam. Accordingly, on May 24, 2018, President Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act into law . That act contains a section  which is designed to encourage the reporting of elder (age 65 and older) financial abuse witnessed by financial institutions. Although […]

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Not Forgotten https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/07/09/not-forgotten/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/07/09/not-forgotten/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 20:55:08 +0000 https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=49258 Pray for families affected by dementia.

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Medicare, Medicaid, and Alphabet Soup https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/05/07/medicare-medicaid-alphabet-soup/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2018/05/07/medicare-medicaid-alphabet-soup/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 17:59:19 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47057 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 misstep when making important decisions concerning health care or long-term care. Even if you are not in that situation right […]

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National Estate Planning Week https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/10/25/national-estate-planning-week/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/10/25/national-estate-planning-week/#respond Wed, 25 Oct 2017 18:00:34 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47059 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 estate plans, so here is some food for thought from a Ruston elder law and estate law attorney. First, the […]

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Spring Cleaning – Expunge Your Criminal Arrest and Conviction Records https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/07/21/expunge-arrest-conviction-records/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/07/21/expunge-arrest-conviction-records/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:03:20 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47061 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 job. Filing to have your arrest and conviction record may be your answer. An expungement is a legal process whereby […]

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Debt Collection Scam hits Elderly in Ruston Area! https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/07/12/debt-collection-scam-hits-elderly-ruston-area/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2017/07/12/debt-collection-scam-hits-elderly-ruston-area/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:04:50 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47063 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 old, often uncollectible debts from the original creditor for pennies on the dollar.   Mr. Smith, a man in his 80s, […]

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Protecting your Children through the Custody and Divorce Process https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2015/07/21/protecting-your-children-through-the-custody-and-divorce-process/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2015/07/21/protecting-your-children-through-the-custody-and-divorce-process/#respond Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:06:10 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47065 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 the rights of your children to the guidance and maximum contact with both parents will ratchet up the tension, bitterness […]

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Ruston attorneys at Goff and Goff volunteer in the Junior Judge’s Program https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2013/09/13/ruston-attorneys-at-goff-and-goff-volunteer-in-the-junior-judges-program/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2013/09/13/ruston-attorneys-at-goff-and-goff-volunteer-in-the-junior-judges-program/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:59:36 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47105 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 the appropriate choices and responses would be if the child were facing a similar  situation. The situations included cheating, destroying […]

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North Louisiana criminal defense lawyer Shelley Goff invited to join National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2013/09/13/north-louisiana-criminal-defense-lawyer-shelley-goff-top-100-trial-lawyers/ https://goffandgoffattorneys.com/2013/09/13/north-louisiana-criminal-defense-lawyer-shelley-goff-top-100-trial-lawyers/#respond Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:16:50 +0000 http://goffandgoffattorneys.com/?p=47081 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.

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