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Creating a Will in Louisiana

I can help you protect the future of your assets!

A will is the legal way to determine what happens to your assets and property when you pass away. The last thing you want is for everything you've worked so hard for over the years to be dispersed against your wishes and a will can help you avoid this.

Instead of waiting till later on in life to create your will, it is important to take advantage of the time you have right now. As a Baton Rouge succession lawyer, I can help you prepare your will and ensure that everything is legally correct. At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, you can expect quality legal representation and an advocate committed to serving your best interests.

What are the benefits of a will?

There are two kinds of wills in Louisiana – a notarial testament and an olographic testament. The first has five different forms that are based on the mental condition of the will-maker. The second requires that the will was written, dated, and signed in the handwriting of the will-maker. Notarial wills must be notarized for validity, but both generally include the same information.

A will is beneficial because it allows you to:

  • Leave your property to people or organizations
  • Choose a personal guardian (known as a tutor) to care for your minor children
  • Name someone to manage the property left to your minor children
  • Appoint an executor to carry out the terms of your will

If you die without a will, state law says that your assets will go to your closest relatives. These laws are referred to as intestate succession laws. Many people who put off making a will find themselves regretting this decision later on in life.

Get Started with a Baton Rouge Succession Attorney

While creating a will can feel overwhelming, it certainly doesn't have to be. Trusting an attorney who understands the legal process and can help you make key decisions along the way can simplify much of this important process.

I am eager to give you the necessary guidance for decisions you can feel comfortable with for a lifetime. Call my firm today and schedule a consultation!