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Wow, Thanks, City Business!

It was amazing  to be nominated for inclusion in New Orleans City Business’ list of outstanding women for 2013.  It was wonderful to see my name on a list with other accomplished women, all being honored for their contributions to the New Orleans community.  It is humbling to be recognized as a businesswoman, mother, lawyer,

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Louisiana Allows Embryos to Sue their Parents

In January, 2017, I was  asked by a Times-Picayune reporter to give my opinion on the Jefferson Parish case involving actress Sofia Vergara and her unborn embryos, which are being held in cryogenic storage in California, much to the ire of their biological father, Nick Loeb. The upshot is this:  In Louisiana, embryos have legal personality, meaning that just

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Voted One of New Orleans’ Best

I am thrilled to announce that I will appear in the November edition of New Orleans Magazine, listed among the top family attorneys in New Orleans.  This list was compiled with suggestions from members of the legal community, and so I am particularly happy to know I am becoming a respected practitioner in my chosen field. Still,

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A Fall Tradition

As I have worked with families from year to year, a pattern has developed that is interesting to me.  It’s as if the year begins in September for families with children.  School starts, there’s the bustle of buying books and uniforms, or new jeans and tennis shoes.  It’s a fresh start.  We open our windows

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The Power of Good Will

In this age of instant, electronic communication, it’s really nice to get a paper and envelope note.  It’s really gratifying to hold a thank you card in your hand, and reflect upon the time and care it took to write it.  I get these notes from clients from time to time, and I hold on

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2014 – Looking Back and Giving Back

2014 was a year for giving back to the community, to helping budding lawyers and paralegals alike, to continuing to serve those in need of legal services, and to celebrating the vibrant city we call home.  Here are some highlights of Meneray Family Law’s year: PRESENTING AT LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL As I have done for

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New Domestic Law Help Center in Jefferson Parish

According to the Louisiana State Bar Association, the 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna is opening a domestic law help desk on Thursday, October 2.  It will be staffed by volunteer attorneys and lawyers from the Louisiana Civil Justice Center.  The help desk is located on the second floor of the 24th JDC courthouse building,

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Honoring the Birth Mother’s Role in the Adoption Process

It’s nice to start off the new year with an adoption case.  Bringing families together is a very rewarding part of my practice. Adoptions are emotional for everyone involved, including me.  It’s probably because I am deeply involved with all the people who come together to make this happen.  I see how difficult it is

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Open for Business Monday, January 20!

I’ve been getting a lot of calls today from folks looking to take advantage of their Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to take care of their legal business.  As a small business owner, it’s important to me to be available when my clients need me. Therefore, I will be open on Monday for consultations.  Give

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2013 – The Year in Review

It had its ups and downs, but 2013 wasn’t a bad year, all in all.  Personally and professionally I’d say 2013 offered many challenges and opportunities to grow. City Business “Women of the Year” I was included among the 50 women honored by New Orleans City Business in their annual Women of the Year issue for my

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