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Self Help Repossession Notices are Often Targeted: The Louisiana Additional Default Remedies Act provides the “self-help” laws permitting creditors to repossess motor vehicles and motorcycles directly.  This is a form of non-judicial repossession that creditors can do themselves.  It can certainly save a creditor some court and legal fees, but certain steps must be carefully followed, especially if the creditor wishes to later pursue a deficiency judgment. Basic Requirements of Repossession Notices: A number of notices or letters must be sent to the debtor in order to properly effect a “self-help” repossession and to later be able to sue the debtor

What is Child Support in Louisiana? Child support is a court-ordered amount that the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent to cover a proportionate amount of the child’s expenses, including housing and utilities, food, clothing, and education expenses. Both parents have an obligation to support their children after a divorce. State laws differ greatly as to how courts calculate child support payments. Louisiana long has recognized and credited the custodial parent’s day-to-day care as a significant portion of the support obligation. Child support orders may be modified only by another court order and usually depend on the amount

Five-Star Review! “I had a great experience with this office today! They were efficient, respectful, and very friendly staff. I would also like to include that their Legal Assistant Rebecca was extremely kind, informative and professional! An overall wonderful experience with this law office! Great job guys!” 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

Five-Star Review! “Rebecca and Maro were so helpful, informative, and caring during this process. They went over every detail and answered all questions we had for them. My family highly recommends Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer” Louisiana Succession Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our succession lawyers are highly experienced at handling the probate process.  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

Five-Star Review! “I had a very good experience with this firm. Everyone was professional and helpful. I will go back for future help.” Louisiana Estate Planning Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our estate planning lawyers are highly experienced at drafting wills, powers of attorney, living wills, trusts, and donations.  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

Health Care Decisions without Medical Power of Attorney: If a person is unable to make decisions about personal medical care, some other person must provide direction in decision making.  Many people create a medical power of attorney in advance of any anticipated physical problems.  A power of attorney allows them to appoint an agent or representative to manage their affairs when they become unable to do so themselves.  However, if there is no medical power of attorney in place and no judicially appointed tutor or curator, then health care professionals usually rely on the next of kin or even a close

How Attorneys Collect Foreign Judgments Across State Lines: Debtors often move across state lines.  A judgment in one state is virtually unenforceable if the debtor does not hold property there or is not working there.  When a debtor or assets are discovered in another state, collection attorneys must take extra steps to enforce a foreign judgment in that state. The United States Constitution requires that states give “full faith and credit” to the laws and court judgments of other states.  Most states have therefore enacted laws that provide the procedure for enforcing an out-of-state judgment.  However, the process varies widely

Five-Star Review! “Attorney, Maro Petkovich Jr. worked with me and my mother with the legalities of my brother’s passing without a will. This was an extremely difficult time for us. With the expertises of Maro Petkovich Jr. and Rebecca McDonald’s assistance we were able to get through this process. Both Maro and Rebecca are very knowledgeable, patient and compassionate. I highly recommend them at Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer LLC in Gretna.” Louisiana Succession Attorneys: We are a Gretna law firm that has served the New Orleans area since 1980.  Our succession lawyers are highly experienced at handling the probate process.  We take

Five-Star Review! “Mitch Palmer helped me with a complex matter.  He worked tirelessly, was always responsive” 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

Member Admitted to Practice Before Nation’s Highest Court:  Bowes, Petkovich & Palmer, LLC is pleased to announce that on June 8, 2023, Roy M. Bowes was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.  After more than four decades of practicing law, Mr. Bowes was proud to stand in front of the Justices to be sworn in.  He considers it to be one of his greatest honors. Mr. Bowes obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans and graduated from Loyola Law School in 1979.  He began his legal career serving as a judicial law clerk before going