In Estate Planning Awareness, General Elder Law, General Estate Planning
In 2008, Congress proclaimed the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. The resolution noted “Many Americans are unaware that lack of estate planning and financial illiteracy may cause their assets to be disposed of to unintended parties by default through the complex process of probate.” According to a WealthCounsel survey, nearly 70% of the respondents indicated that Americans fail to plan because they lack knowledge of why they should. More than 120 million Americans lose mass amounts of money and go through avoidable hardships because they do not properly plan and protect themselves for the future. The Legacy Center of Louisiana is dedicated to helping Louisiana families leave a lasting legacy. Linda Melancon received her juris doctorate degree in 1997 from Louisiana State University Law School and has practiced Elder Law since 2006. The Legacy Center of Louisiana focuses on Elder Law, estate planning, estate administration, and probate and successions issues. Each area of our legal practice is devoted in helping Louisiana families protect their estate. We take pride that we are not a conventional document drafting law firm, because we do our utmost to treat our clients like we want to be treated. We share the concerns and burdens of our Elder Law clients who are caring for a loved one, counsel our estate planning clients in ways to preserve the harmony that is easily lost upon the disability or death of a loved one. Linda says “Estate planning is for everyone. It is for the young and the old, the healthy and the ill. Estate planning is life planning”. Don’t allow yourself or your family to be caught in a crisis. Visit or call 225-744-0027 for more information!

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