Successions and Probate

Baton Rouge Successions Attorney

How Our Baton Rouge Successions Lawyer Can Help You

In the already difficult time of a loved one's passing, legal complications are the last things you should have to worry about. At The Layfield Law Firm, LLC, I offer the high-quality, dedicated representation you need to navigate probate, or successions, with as little stress and expense as possible. Whether you need legal counsel to help you distribute an estate, or you need representation to deal with litigation, you can rely on my Baton Rouge successions firm.

Reasons to Choose Our Succession Lawyer

  • We are known for excellent communication with clients
  • You'll get direct, one-on-one service from your attorney

You are never a case number here. We deliver the personal attention you deserve, devoting our resources to protecting your rights and your loved one's interests. Whether you are confronted by creditors, disputes from possible heirs, or any other legal snags regarding a loved one's estate, I are here to help you swiftly resolve these issues. You can start getting the answers and advice you need when you contact my Baton Rouge law firm.

From simple to complex succession, our attorney can protect your rights in Louisiana court:

  • Successions without administration - This is a straightforward succession process free of conflict between relatives, issues with creditors, or other difficulties.
  • Successions with full administration - This administration process generally arises when the decedent leaves issues that must be handled by the estate administrator such as liquidating assets as needed to satisfy debts, or to liquidate those assets in order to satisfy legacies or other wishes of the decedent.
  • Intestate successions - An intestate succession is what we call a Succession when the decedent died without leaving a will. This could occur with or without a full administration, depending on whether there are any lingering issues that might require an administration. Louisiana law determines whether the spouse, children parents, and/or siblings inherit.

I can deal with creditors, sell property, resolve disputes among relatives, and distribute the estate, whatever is necessary to efficiently take care of the estate. No successions case is too complex for my time-tested, client-focused law firm. When you need legal counsel for any succession matter, I encourage you to speak with my firm at your earliest convenience.

To find the knowledgeable guidance you deserve, call (225) 283-1374 or send me an email.

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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."
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    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.
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    "After meeting with three attorneys about my case I choose the Layfield Law Firm."
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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!

  • Is adoption a long process?
    • Each adopted child has different circumstances. There are several types of adoptions that could take place, including a stepparent adoption, a private adoption or a standard adoption. Each has its own specific challenges. With the help of my firm, we will speed the process through the system as quickly as we can so that you can begin your new family and move forward with starting life together.

  • 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 need a lawyer in a personal injury claim?
    • Insurance company studies show that those who have legal representation in their case recover an average of 3.5 times more than those who try to get the issue resolved on their own. Insurance companies do not like to pay out large settlements, and frequently move fast with an offer, within days of a car accident or other serious injury accident. If you accept this early offer, it can be a terrible mistake; you may later require more medical treatment, or not recover in the expected amount of time, or could experience complications. I will carefully evaluate your injury case and ensure that we are pursuing every type of damage that could be claimed in your case. It is very important that you have legal counsel that will protect your right to fair compensation, and I will fight for fair treatment for you and your family. A personal injury lawyer is imperative if you suffered serious injuries. I am a Louisiana attorney that is interested in helping your resolve these issues.

  • 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).