Need a Will?
Have you considered what will happen to your estate after you pass? It’s never too late to get started. Beall & Thies can help you draft a will that is comprehensive and legally binding. Choose us when it comes time to plan your legacy!
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If you have a family, a home, and assets to pass on, then a will is the legal document that can simplify the process of distributing your estate. Without it, your loved ones may face unnecessary complications when trying to receive their inheritance. A will not only guides how your property is distributed but also ensures that everything goes smoothly after you are gone.
With a will, you can:
- Protect the financial health of your estate
- Create plans for existing debts and liabilities
- Distribute your property and assets
- Protect the interests of your spouse, children, and family members
- Ensure your plans are followed and not interpreted incorrectly
What is Succession?
When someone has passed, their estate enters a court-supervised process known as probate in common law states. This process is known as a “succession” in Louisiana. A succession is our judicial process to distribute the deceased’s property and assets. If you die without a will, then your estate is considered to be an intestate succession, and your estate will be administered and distributed according to our intestate succession laws. This means the state of Louisiana has essentially written your will for you, and your assets will be distributed accordingly without any consideration of any oral last wishes that you may have expressed. All wills must be in writing.
Contested Succession Litigation
Succession and the distribution of a deceased’s assets can and are often litigated. If you believe a family member has manipulated a will, destroyed a will, or fraudulently created a new will, either by forgery or for someone who no longer maintained sufficient legal capacity to execute a new will prior to their death, please call us to discuss your options to challenge the alleged will and succession.
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