Last Wills and Testaments
Contemplating death and how it will affect your loved ones is difficult, however - important. Clarifying how you would like to have your assets distributed eliminates any potential misunderstandings and burdens on family members. In blended families this is especially important.
If you die without a Last Will and Testament, your estate will be divided according to Louisiana law. Certain family members may be excluded under the law. This outcome may not be your intention.
There are several reasons why you should create or update a Last Will and Testament: A marriage, birth of a child, divorce, death of a family member, extended travel, illness, or any major life change. Your are never too young or too old to protect your loved ones.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is a traumatic experience in and of itself. However, the addition of legal details such as how the estate is to be handled can increase the amount of stress placed on an individual or family. In Louisiana, the process through which estates are addressed is called succession.
If you are dealing with succession and have concerns about the estate of a recently deceased loved one, turn to our legal team and support staff at Salley & Salley, Attorneys at Law, in Metairie, Louisiana. Lead by the experienced mother-daughter team of Sandra Salley and Laurel Salley, our firm is able to provide clients with tailored advice and guidance in a wide range of family law issues, including successions.
Contact our successions lawyers at Salley & Salley at 504-837-5499 today to discuss your case, questions and options.
Regardless of the size of the estate, our firm can assist you in a variety of capacities throughout the succession process. We are able to sit down with our clients, review their situations and construct a plan for seeking a resolution to all of the issues that may have stemmed from the estate.
To learn more about how we handle successions, or other aspects of our family law practice, contact Salley & Salley at 504-837-5499 or e-mail us and schedule a consultation.