Expertise.com works to make it easy to find the best local expert. They feature objectively quantified and qualified professionals hand-picked by a selection process. After analyzing Stephen C. Gaubert’s professionalism and expertise, he was once again named as one of the Best Probate Lawyers in Lafayette, Louisiana in 2022. The Law Office of Stephen Gaubert is…

Part of the unintended blowback observed in the aftermath of a global pandemic is the realization that everyone, no matter how much or little you have, needs to set aside legal directives in case of their sudden death. Most people simply don’t like to think about mortality, and that is understandable. Sometimes it takes something…

For the first time since Covid, there is hopeful research that the needle may finally be moving on a troubling statistic. The truth is, many Americans refuse to have a will or estate plan in place. Caring.com, a popular website dedicated to providing information and resources to those caring for aging relatives has been conducting…

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…

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…

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 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,…

No one wants to pay more than necessary for a proper estate plan, including a will, power of attorney, living will, trust, etc.  There is a recent trend where websites offer to create a will for as little as $69.00.  Although a price that low is enticing, sadly many know the horrors that come from…

I am sure you have received countless messages from other organizations and businesses about changes in day-to-day operations in light of the governor and federal government’s response to the spread of COVID-19. We, like you, are in uncharted territory right now as we rearrange schedules and take this crisis day by day.  The safety of…

Setting up wills should be at the top of New Year resolutions lists, however this very important document is often an afterthought for many. January is typically when we turn our backs on the past year and focus on our goals for the next. While some New Year resolutions may seem trivial, estate planning goals…

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