People often think of estate planning as something reserved for the very rich but that’s not true. We all have an estate plan whether we know it or not because the state of Louisiana has decided who your property will pass to if you don’t create your own plan. Proper estate planning involves the orderly distribution of financial assets at your death and the minimization of taxes, legal fees and administrative expenses connected therewith, but it is much more than that. Proper estate planning also strives to maintain your ability to control your financial assets while you are well and allows for those you choose to manage your assets if you become incapacitated.
Additionally, the goal of estate planning should be to preserve the relationships between those you love—relationships that are often strained upon your disability or death.
How We Are Different?
At Legacy Estate & Elder Law, estate planning is the core of our practice. Unlike other firms, we know estate planning is much more than collecting data and creating form documents. We know that through discovering your values and life lessons, helping you fulfill your final wishes, counseling you about the emotional value of personal possessions and ensuring that your financial assets and real estate are passed to your loved ones when and how you want them to be.
So, regardless of which legal documents you need to ensure that you, your family and your loved ones are protected in the event of your disability or death, you can be assured we will use our in-depth knowledge to complete a plan that will help you leave more than just an inheritance — we can help you truly leave a lasting legacy.
Louisiana’s inheritance laws are much different from other states. So, if you are in the greater Baton Rouge area (including East Baton Rouge, Ascension, St. James, Iberville, Assumption, Livingston, Pointe Coupee or West Baton Rouge Parishes) or in the Greater New Orleans area (including St. Charles, Orleans or Jefferson Parishes) or elsewhere in Louisiana, you need a Louisiana law firm that is well versed in estate planning to assist you with your needs.