Each of us wants control over our medical care, retirement arrangements and what becomes of our hard-earned assets. Right now, you have full autonomy over these matters. But in the future, you may not be able to make or communicate these decisions.
In the case of death or incapacity, decisions about your estate, your medical care and your legal affairs may be left to someone else — which is why you need a plan in place. It is critical to communicate your wishes in writing and designate trusted individuals to make decisions for you if you become unable to do so.
These are the fundamentals of estate planning. When you work with the attorneys at Field Law, you can rest assured that your estate planning experience will be convenient, thorough and legally sound.
It All Begins With A Will
In Louisiana, an official Last Will and Testament is the only recognized instrument allowing you to direct how and to whom your estate is distributed after death. In addition to being notarized and witnessed, the Will needs to provide clear, unambiguous instructions for asset distribution. A well-written Will is also necessary to designate guardians for your minor children (called tutors in Louisiana) and protect property for your children in a trust.
Other Important Legal Tools
Wills and trusts are the cornerstones of an estate plan, but they are just the beginning. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the entire estate planning process, including assistance with:
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
Field Law is in Baton Rouge, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. We are also pleased to work with clients outside the state on matters related to Louisiana estate law. To arrange a free consultation, call us at (225) 341-8221, or send us an email.