July 2019 Archives

Where do trusts fit in estate planning?

Trusts tend to evoke strong, negative emotions in many people. This is largely because trusts have been associated with extreme wealth and "trust fund babies" for a long time. This is a misconception, and Lake Charles residents who continue to ignore trusts when estate planning could be missing out on important benefits and protection.

3 face criminal charges for alleged drug possession

Three Louisiana residents were recently arrested for allegedly possessing and selling illegal substances out of their home. All three are facing criminal charges for possessing a Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substance -- CDS -- with intent to distribute, possessing a Schedule II CDS with intent to distribute and possessing drug paraphernalia. Police say they were executing a search warrant just prior to the arrests.

Estate planning for a chronic illness

Living with a chronic illness is hard, but so is leaving loved ones without any information or instructions regarding end-of-life care. Estate planning gives people who experience chronic conditions the opportunity to do so. While estate planning is most commonly associated with handling a person's estate after his or her death, the process can also help that individual outline personal wishes regarding future medical care and more.

Criminal defense: Man accused of copy cat ice cream licking video

The hot summer months are the perfect time to enjoy some refreshing ice cream, but police in Louisiana say one man went a little too far. He was apparently trying to recreate a viral video that showed a teenager from another state licking a tub of ice cream and then putting it back on the shelf. He is facing multiple charges, including one for criminal mischief. It is not clear if he has any criminal defense plans yet.

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