Drafting and executing your Last Will and Testament is one of the most important things you can do for your family. Louisiana has a set of laws that dictate what happens when someone dies without a will and it does not always go the way families would prefer.
While you can’t take it with you when you die, you can choose who receives your property when you die with a Last Will and Testament. Louisiana is extremely strict with rules governing a valid will. You must follow the law exactly if you want your will to be valid. One mistake and another party could have your will invalidated in court and your family will have zero recourse.
Estate planning in Louisiana doesn’t have to be complicated. The majority of families in Louisiana could benefit by having a will drafted for them by an attorney.
We will speak with you regarding your estate planning needs to determine the best fit for you.
Our office will draft your will based on your needs and our recommendations. We will follow Louisiana law regarding the will to ensure it can be probated by the court when you die.
Your Last Will and Testament must be signed in front of a Notary Public in front of two witnesses.
Once the process is complete you will need to store the will in a safe place.
Executing a Last Will and Testament can be one of the best decisions you make to protect your family. You will never know what happens once you die, but a will can make sure that at least your property goes to whoever you want. If you die without a will, Louisiana will exact its laws on your estate and people that you do not care for may inherit your property. This is why you need to speak with an attorney to draft your will.