Navigating Successions And Probating A Will In Louisiana
Following the loss of a loved one, it can be daunting to take on the legal process of untangling their estate. Probating their will or navigating a succession claim can be a major undertaking. It’s important to choose trusted legal guidance throughout the process – one who knows the law in Louisiana.
A Practice Exclusively Devoted To Louisiana Estate Law And Successions
At Field Law, Louisiana estate law and successions is all we do. Our lawyer, Morgan Field, has extensive experience in this nuanced area of law. He can help ease your worries and ensure a swift and smooth process.
Help For Out-Of-State Families
Based in Baton Rouge, we frequently handle successions for those throughout the state of Louisiana. However, we also routinely represent out-of-state clients who need help with a succession for their loved ones residing in Louisiana.
For uncontested successions, we offer an honest, transparent flat fees. You don’t have to worry about surprise billing. We want you to take the time you need to discuss important issues with your attorney without worrying about fees.
How Successions Works
Successions (referred to as “estate administration” or “probate” in other states) involves administering your loved one’s estate in accordance with their wishes. This often requires going to court, unless they were careful and detailed enough in their estate plan to avoid probate through the use of certain types of trusts, for example.
If they had an estate plan with a will, a court filing will be necessary to make sure the will is valid. If they didn’t have a will, the court will administer their estate in accordance with Louisiana’s intestacy laws. Smaller estates (under a certain value) can typically be handled outside of court.
It’s an unfortunate reality that heated disputes can erupt among family members over estate issues. Our lawyer is well-equipped to help you address these disputes, and avoid or mitigate them whenever possible. Whether you have an issue regarding the validity of a will, inheritance of certain property, or any other dispute regarding a loved one’s estate, we can help.
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Learn more about partnering with a trusted Louisiana successions attorney who has helped others in similar circumstances. Call 225-341-8221 or send us an email to get started with a free initial consultation.
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