Estate Planning

Baton Rouge Estate Planning Attorney

Trusted Counsel for Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney

Are you and your loved one's interests protected? An alarming number of people fail to take the steps necessary to plan for long term care, health care decisions, their loved one's financial futures, and more. At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, we understand the importance of crafting a strong estate plan, and we can put nearly a decade of experience on your side as you make sure your legal and financial bases are covered. At my firm, you will work directly with our estate planning lawyer to get the personal, caring legal support that you deserve.

Why Call Our Baton Rouge Estate Planning Lawyer?

  • We prioritize strong communication with our clients
  • One-on-one attention from your attorney

At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, we are here to help people for the long term, developing personal relationships with our clients that outlast our business relationships. I have the dedication and insight to help you find creative, personalized solutions in your estate plan, protecting your interests and your loved one's rights. Don't hesitate to start discovering your legal options today!

While it can be tempting to use an online form to create your will, you run grave risks when you don't work with a legal professional. Typically speaking, online resources only produce documents that aren't valid in Louisiana, creating legal headaches and expenses that could have easily been avoided. You deserve better than incomplete, unreliable results. You need a viable, excellent estate plan in place.

My Baton Rouge firm is dedicated to helping clients build individualized legal strategies for any and all estate planning matters. When you work with an experienced lawyer, you can spare you and your family from costly oversights, protecting your assets and securing your legacy.

Our estate planning attorney handles matters that include and are not limited to:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Probate avoidance
  • Tax exemptions
  • Long term care
  • Medicaid issues
  • Interdiction / conservatorship
  • Health care directives
  • Special needs trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Asset protection
  • Business estate planning

As a Baton Rouge succession attorney I can further guide you and your family through the probate and succession process in Louisiana to free you from legal stresses in an already difficult time. From drafting vital documents to storing a copy of these for safekeeping and moving a will through probate court, I am ready to ensure that your interests are guarded at every step.

Find out how we can help you when you contact The Layfield Law Firm, LLC today. Call (225) 283-1374 or use our online form to set up your free case review!

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Beau always responded quickly to my questions, sometimes patiently just listened while I vented."
    As a business owner trying to juggle responsibilities with my clients and in my business, it was important to find someone who understood the value of my time while helping me navigate me through a difficult divorce.
    - Former Client
    "I'm blessed to have had Mr. Beau Layfield representing me throughout my divorce process."
    I contacted him initially because The Layfield Law Firm website specifically listed "uncontested divorce" within the areas of practice.
    - Former Client
    "Beau listened to my concerns and helped me come up with a strategy that worked best for my situation."
    During this process, there were times when I became so frustrated that I wanted to give up. Beau always brought me back to reality and made suggestions to assist with my concerns.
    - Former Client
    "After meeting with three attorneys about my case I choose the Layfield Law Firm."
    Hopefully I won't need a lawyer in the future, but if I do, I am calling Mr Layfield.
    - Former Client
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Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 225-283-1374 today!

  • Should I take a settlement offer?

    It is never a good idea to settle an insurance claim before speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney that has experience with injury accident cases. Insurance companies have tactics they use to deny claims, redirect fault, and withhold available compensation. An insurance claim can be a complicated process and insurance adjusters can be intimidating to accident victims. An insurance company may assert that the injuries are not as serious as claimed, and attempt to settle quickly for a low amount.

  • Do I have to go to court in order to obtain a divorce?

    Filing divorce papers with a court is the only way you will obtain a legal separation from your spouse. This applies to any other form of legal separation, including a marriage annulment. Aside from the divorce decree itself, a court is able to assist in settling other matters related to divorce, which include child custody and the distribution of marital assets.

  • Isn't divorce expensive?

    A contested divorce can get expensive due to the necessity to attend trial, and document the case to present in court. Those who can work out their agreements prior to court and settle them with negotiations can not only save a lot of money, they avoid the serious stress of a court trial and exposing your personal business in court. In either case, I will help you bring the issue to a resolution with the least amount of stress, whether in a contested or uncontested divorce. I make every effort to make my services affordable so that you can have high quality legal counsel to support your case.

  • How will child support be calculated?
    Child support is calculated differently depending on the state one resides in, but the general factors taken into consideration by the court when calculating payments include:
    • the standard of living of the child prior to the divorce;
    • the ability to pay of the parent giving child support;
    • the specific needs of the child, including their food, clothing, and educational costs; and
    • the needs and income of the custodial parent (the parent with primary custody of the child).
  • How do I know if I have a personal injury claim?

    A personal injury accident is the result of the negligent, reckless or careless action of another. An accident that occurs from the use of a dangerous or defective product is an example of a personal injury accident. Another example is a drunk driver who causes a car collision with injuries or fatalities. In the case of negligence, the victim may be eligible for monetary compensation that can include lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Beau Layfield and The Layfield Law Firm, LLC can represent a client in court and negotiate with insurance companies to pursue the maximum possible compensation.