If death and taxes are truly the only things you can’t avoid, then it should make good sense to assume that everyone has a will or estate plan in place. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. A recent (2021) Gallup Poll found that 54% of Americans have no formal will in place to…

When it comes down to the wire, there are only two types of people in this world. Those who have experienced the loss of a loved one who died with no will in place, and those who haven’t. People in the former group, given the opportunity, would gladly share stories with the latter group and…

The U.S. has the highest car insurance in the world as a nation, and Louisiana has the highest car insurance rates in the U.S., according to a recent article by insure.com, an aggregator of insurance news. This puts us at ground zero for premiums, which increase a little each year for most carriers. While drinking…

The Four Most Common Reasons for Car Accidents For many Americans, diving is such an enmeshed part of our daily routines that it is easy to find yourself on “autopilot,” finding yourself at your destination but forgetting small details about your trip to work or home. Since we spend, according to The New York Post,…

As if it isn’t enough that your yard is a wreck, you have downed power lines, your roof is leaking, and you may have lost trees or limbs, there are still certain opportunistic businesses, and more typically, individuals who swarm down on their victims mere days after a storm that causes hurricane damage. Some estimates…

If social media is any indication, Louisiana is infamously mocked, memed, and made fun of for our above average number of personal injury attorney ads, specifically billboards. These so-called “billboard” attorneys spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on advertising their legal services for victims of accidents. Why is Louisiana so uniquely saturated in…

While estate planning saw a slight increase due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fact remains that most Americans simply do not have a legally binding will or testament. According to CNBC, 62% of  Americans have not put their intentions to paper with the help of an estate planning attorney. The most common reason given by…

Even though death is the only inevitable thing about life, it seems, human beings still have a pretty hard time wrapping their minds around it. It’s part of our basic biology to not fixate on our eventual deaths constantly, but it doesn’t mean we don’t think about it.  To boot, many social scientists agree that…

Even though end of life issues will affect every single one of us at some point, almost a third of Americans have no will outlining their wishes. While speaking candidly with a friend who works for a large hospital system here in Lafayette, he said that at a benefits meeting about his company life insurance,…

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