February 2019 Archives

Importance of powers of attorney in elder law

Those who care for aging loved ones understand that doing so will not always be easy. Although those who take on the responsibility of being a caregiver generally do not do so because they expect it to be a breeze, most can still take steps to make things somewhat easier. Utilizing various aspects of elder law, such as powers of attorney, can help ensure that individuals in Lake Charles are able to provide the best possible care.

9 college students face criminal charges for hazing

Louisiana police recently arrested nine young men for their alleged involvement in fraternity hazing. They each face multiple criminal charges, including misdemeanor criminal hazing and felony battery. The Louisiana State University chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon was also closed down.

Why are you hesitating to sign a power of attorney?

You are not alone if you dread the days when you will no longer have control of your circumstances. Perhaps you fear that your health will fail, and you will not be able to perform routine tasks, manage your finances or take care of yourself. It is not easy to imagine having to rely on others for those basic needs, but it is a common event in many lives.

Traffic stop leads to serious criminal charges

A recent traffic stop ended in the arrest of two Louisiana men. Both are facing serious criminal charges for drug possession, while only one is charged for possessing a firearm. These types of allegations are quite serious, and some Lake Charles defendants might find the prospect of dealing with the criminal defense side of things overwhelming.

Do digital assets mean more frequent estate planning updates?

Just a decade or so ago, Lake Charles families shared pictures through physical photo albums, flipping through the pages while visiting with one another. Now, sharing a photo album tends to be a digital task that can be accomplished by a single click of a button. This might have made day-to-day life easier for most people, but it has made estate planning somewhat more complicated.

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