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Updating a Will: People often ask how often they need to review and update their wills and estate planning documents.  Many assume that once they have prepared a will, durable power of attorney, and/or other related documents, these will last for the rest of their lives and never need to be updated. A Will is Your Chance to Write the Law that Favors You: For most people, the most effective method of engaging in sensible estate and Medicaid planning is as straight-forward as preparing a Last Will and Testament and Durable Power of Attorney.  Wills and powers of attorney give

Family Law Mediation Process: In a divorce or other relating family law matter, your options are as follows: Hire an attorney to litigate; Hire a team of certified collaborative practice professionals; or Mediate. Regrettably, it is difficult and often expensive to resolve any family law dispute (divorce, custody, child support, partition of community property) in court, or even using the collaborative law process. In an adversarial traditional litigation case, the lawyers jockey for control and the courts often don’t want to spend the necessary time to discover the specifics of what the parties actually need to resolve their dispute. As

The Collaborative Approach to Resolving Family Law Issues: Collaborative law is an innovative way to resolve conflict by removing the disputed matter from the litigious courtroom setting to a “troubleshoot and problem solve“ process with the use of collaborative professionals, rather than to fight and win.  As part of the collaborative process, both parties retain separate attorneys to help them settle their dispute. No one may go to court. If that should occur, the collaborative law process terminates and both lawyers are disqualified from any further involvement in the case.  Each party in the collaborative law process signs a contractual agreement, which

Five-Star Review! “Roy Bowes was well versed in all aspects of Family Law, including property division in multiple states, child custody, adoption and the nuances of military benefits. He is approachable, thorough, competent and fair. I have referred him to others on more than one occasion and have had only positive feedback from their experiences with his firm.” Louisiana Family Law Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our family law attorneys are highly experienced at handling divorces, custody, child support, alimony, property divisions, pre-nups, paternity, adoptions, protective orders, tutorship, interdictions, and more.  We take pride in offering a personal and trusted experience.  Call

Five-Star Review! “100% a straight shooter not one of those attorneys that tells you what you want to hear. His advice is practical and he is very effective when it comes to getting the job done.” Louisiana Family Law Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our family law attorneys are highly experienced at handling divorces, custody, child support, alimony, property divisions, pre-nups, paternity, adoptions, protective orders, tutorship, interdictions, and more.  We take pride in offering a personal and trusted experience.  Call us today for a free consultation and find out why so many of our clients come back to us. Call us today

Five-Star Review! “Compassionate, interested in clients lives aside from area of representation, involved in the community, supportive of new attorneys.” Louisiana Family Law Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our family law attorneys are highly experienced at handling divorces, custody, child support, alimony, property divisions, pre-nups, paternity, adoptions, protective orders, tutorship, interdictions, and more.  We take pride in offering a personal and trusted experience.  Call us today for a free consultation and find out why so many of our clients come back to us. Call us today for a free telephone consultation with an attorney. 504-368-2700

Fighting Fair: Take a moment to recall a recent conflict between you and your partner.  Perhaps it was just a small misunderstanding, or maybe something major.  What were the circumstances of the problem?  Replay the event in your mind.  How was the issue resolved?  Have the two of you reconciled?  How did you feel once the two of you had reconciled? Someone once said that if you want to avoid marital conflict you will have to forego all intimacy.  Not for us, thanks!  Conflict is a part of every close relationship.  The more intimate we are, the more vulnerable to