Legal Guide to Wills
After a person's death - the person's property and responsibilities can get planned for. This resource covers how plans for how the property and responsibilities get divided. This includes how property might get divided among spouses, family, or other persons. This covers how a will can get written in a valid way to give a specific plan for property after death.
Estate Planning For A Beneficiary With A Disability
This category covers issues that a person might face when drafting their estate plans if one of their children or other beneficiaries has disabilities. This includes how to transfer assets in ways that do not harm that beneficiary's ability to receive public benefits and other support. It also includes how to ensure that the beneficiary will have long-term support for health and care costs.
A plain-language guide to legal terms, definitions, and processes used in understanding successions in Louisiana. This includes legal issues around wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and other estate/succession issues families deal with. Click on each term to see a summary of the definition. Find links to greater in-depth information explaining more complicated issues in successions.
Your Guide To A Louisiana General Property Succession
This resource includes issues around wills, successions, and other estate issues. After a person's death, people must go through the succession process. There are general property successions and small property affidavit successions. Small property affidavit successions are for estates with a valued $125,000 or less. A general property succession is for an estate valued more than $125,000. This explains a general property succession, including how to file a succession.