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Solid Guidance For Estate Planning And Succession

Perhaps you are anticipating your own death and putting plans in place for your loved ones. Or maybe you have been chosen to administer the estate of a family member who recently passed.

Rolling Perrilloux & Sledge is a trusted local firm in Hammond, Louisiana. We can help you create a will and other estate planning documents. We can also provide legal support for the estate succession process, including litigation of probate disputes.

Peace Of Mind Through A Will And Estate Plan

A will is a legally binding declaration of your wishes. It is not only for the super-wealthy; everyone should have a will to ensure that your wishes are known and honored, and ensure your estate passes to the right people.

One of our attorneys will sit down with you to discuss different scenarios and understand your estate planning goals. We can help you draft or update:

  • Your last will and testament in the event of your death
  • Power of attorney over your financial affairs in the event of your incapacity
  • A health care proxy to make medical decisions on your behalf
  • An advance directive (living will) regarding end-of-life care
  • Asset trusts to protect family wealth or bypass the probate process

If you die unexpectedly without a will, the state of Louisiana decides how to divide your estate. If you become incapacitated without powers of attorney or a living will, your loved ones may have to make agonizing choices or go to court to assert guardianship.

Nominated As Succession Representative?

Succession (known in other states as estate administration) is the process of settling a person’s estate and distributing assets to their heirs. Louisiana’s unique succession and probate laws can make this process confusing and nerve-wracking.

Our experienced lawyers have advised many succession representatives (executors) in Tangipahoa Parish and the greater New Orleans area, including relatives who live out of state and need a local attorney. We assist with the full process, from getting appointed by the court and opening the estate to liquidating assets to pay creditors.

We also represent succession representatives, heirs and others in probate litigation, such as will contests or accusations of breach of fiduciary duty. You are backed by capable trial lawyers who know the law.

Service Is Our Hallmark

Our friendly lawyers and staff are happy to answer your questions and give you step-by-step help. Arrange a consultation to begin the estate planning or succession process. Call us at 985-772-6443 or reach out to us online and we will respond promptly.