“But we have separate bank accounts…” – Community Property Issues in Louisiana
After a divorce, the next step is to divide the community property of the former spouses. For most people, this involves a house, several vehicles, and pension and retirement accounts along with their corresponding debts. Living in a Community Property Law State I often have clients who believe that just because they have separate checking [...]
Blue Lives Matter Laws – Just Media Hysteria?
2016 was a volatile year for police and their encounters with citizens. A grass roots movement called Black Lives Matter gained a lot of media attention and traction in communities by highlighting incidents of “excessive force” (sometimes tragically) being used by police against black citizens. What Are Blue Lives Matter Laws? In response to these [...]
Undocumented Immigrants With Criminal Charges Face Serious Consequences Under Trump’s New Executive Orders
On January 25, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an executive order regarding undocumented immigrants that directs ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and the Department of Homeland Security to vigorously enforce existing laws that allow the government to deport undocumented immigrants and widened the categories of immigrants prioritized for prosecution. On February 13, 2017, The New [...]