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Ashley Buckman Schepens

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  1. What Makes You a "Good Client" For Your Attorney?

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    A good attorney treats all clients with respect and professionalism and remains dedicated to your cause throughout the litigation, but what makes you a good client for your attorney? Understandably, every case carries different factors and various circumstances, but in each case...

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  2. Holiday Stress of Family Law Problems

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    While the holiday season is referred to by some as the most wonderful time of the year, many people are just trying to make it through the holidays in order to hold off on filing for divorce or custody until after the New Year. For some, the financial and emotional stresses of t...

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  3. When Should I Call and Attorney?

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    When is it time to seek out a divorce attorney for advice? If your marriage is rocky and the thought of divorce ever seriously crosses your mind, you absolutely need to protect yourself, and more importantly, you need to protect your children. You need to make an appointment fo...

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  4. Louisiana Community Property Law Can Be Wacky

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    Louisiana is different. Most people know this. I live in a city like no other. New Orleans is a place where you can buy an alcoholic daiquiri in a drive-thru, where the downtown area is shut down and blocked off at noon on a Friday so a parade can pass or where its totally accep...

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  5. Have a Written Visitiation Schedule Set on the Front End

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    Ive seen this scenario over and over again: Mom and Dad are in the process of getting a divorce, but not that far along the path just yet. For the sake of the children, Mom and Dad are getting along great! Both are being flexible and agreeable to the visitation schedule of thei...

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  6. Document! Document! Document!

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    A great client is the client that documents. An even better client is the client that documents meticulously and consistently. I always advise my clients with minor children to immediately go to Wal-Mart and buy a few notebooks. Any ol notebooks will do so long as you actually ...

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  7. Listen to your Lawyer!

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    When you feel sick, what do you do? You go to the doctor. And when the doctor writes you a prescription, do you take it? Hopefully. Why? Because you trust him. He went to school for a long time. He passed his board exams.He completed his residency. You assume he knows what hes t...

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  8. Don't Put Off Tomorrow What You Can Finalize Today

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 2 years ago.

    One saying that I try hard to live by in my personal life as well as my professional career is dont put off until tomorrow what you can do today and this holds true for several important reasons. We all know good and well that life is just too darn short, and unfortunately near...

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  9. Can I cut my kids out of my will?

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, almost 3 years ago.

    Louisiana law as it applies to forced heirship.

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  10. Division of LA Community Property: Don’t put off until tomorrow what you should take care of today.

    Written by attorney Ashley Schepens, about 3 years ago.

    One saying that I try hard to live by in my personal life as well as my professional career is dont put off until tomorrow what you can do today and this holds true for several important reasons. We all know good and well that life is just too darn short, and unfortunately nearly...

    1 person found this Legal Guide helpful