Probate Lawyers in Baton Rouge
Navigate the Probate Process with Ease
After someone passes away, their estate enters probate, which is known as succession in Louisiana. This is the process by which the deceased person's estate, property, and assets are distributed to their inheritors. If someone passes away without a durable power of attorney or without a will, trusts, or other estate planning safeguards, the courts will decide how an estate is distributed to beneficiaries.
At Losavio & DeJean, LLC, The Louisiana Elder Law Firm, our Baton Rouge probate attorneys can help you with all aspects of estate planning and can help you and your family avoid the often time-consuming and costly probate process.
If you pass away and do not have a will, your family will be forced to go through the probate process, which is called intestate succession in Louisiana. During this process, the courts will determine how your assets are divided. While there is a set of guidelines regarding who will inherit certain property, this process is very impersonal and does not consider your wishes. The process to contest the court’s decision is time-consuming and costly. Furthermore, without careful estate planning, you leave your estate vulnerable.
Without proper estate planning, your estate may be subject to:
- Claims made by creditors
- Unhappy family members contesting decisions
- Succession disputes
If there are disputes regarding your estate, they will be resolved through probate litigation. A court’s decisions may or may not reflect how you would want these issues to be handled. That is why it is important to take action early and retain the services of our Baton Rouge probate lawyers. We can help you plan for the future and avoid the problems associated with the probate process.
Contact Us Today to Protect Your Estate
You have spent a lifetime building your estate and growing your wealth. Now is the time to begin estate planning and protecting your assets and property from a challenging probate process. Our Baton Rouge probate lawyers have four decades of experience and are ready to help. At Losavio & DeJean, LLC, we take a compassionate, client-focused approach to every case.
It is never too late to begin planning for the future. Call our probate attorneys in Baton Rouge today at (800) 835-5864.
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