Louisiana has very specific requirements for the form of wills. A failure to adhere to these requirements can have a devestating effect on your family. An experienced attorney can make sure that the requirements are met, and your loved ones receive what is rightfully theirs after you pass. We can draft your necessary documents including, your last will, durable power of attorney, and your living will.
A succession (as it's referred to in Louisiana) is essentially the same thing other states refer to as probate. It is simply a series of steps used to settle a person's affairs after his or her death. There are different types of succession proceedings and the rules and required procedures for each aren't always written or explained in plain English. Unfortunately, the confusion this creates often leads to costly mistakes.
Our firm offers assistance with contested and uncontested testate (with a will) and intestate (without a will) succession proceedings of every type. Our goals with each succession are simple: minimize the stress for our clients and correctly complete the process as efficiently as possible. We'll answer any questions you have, make sure you understand the type of succession required, if any, and explain each step of the process. We'll also take care of as much or as little of the actual work involved as you would like.