Successions

Successions are the method in which the assets of the deceased are passed to the living. Many people think successions are complicated and expensive, and for that reason, they seek ways to avoid a succession. Many law offices began offering trusts as an alternative; if the client puts all of his assets in a trust, then upon his death there …

Community and Family

All the Bathards Bethard Coushatta

Bethard & Bethard has invested in two important things through our 94 years as a firm: community and family. In fact, our firm has been in the family since 1922, when Henry William Bethard, Jr. established his law practice in Coushatta. In 1948, his son Henry came to work for him on the 2nd floor of the old bank building down …

Deep Roots: The Bethard Family of Coushatta

Henry W. Bethard, Jr. Bathard Coushatta

This article was originally published in the Louisiana Bar Journal Vol. 54, No. 6, from April/May 2007. Written by Gail Stephenson When clients call the firm of Bethard & Bethard in Coushatta and ask for “Mr. Bethard,” the receptionist has to ask, “Which one?” Three Bethards — Henry W. Bethard III (Henry III) and his sons, James G. “Jim” Bethard and Robert E. Bethard — practice together, and Jim’s twin …