Attorney J. Marie Rudd
Louisiana law regarding wills & successions
Louisiana law provides a scheme for how your property will be handled should you die without a will. However, without a properly executed will, you may be surprised who will inherit your prized heirlooms and property. For your own peace of mind and to ease the burden of your passing for loved ones, you should have a current will and testament.
“By consulting Rudd Law Firm, you can feel more confident that your wishes will be followed, and your loved ones will be protected.”
3 Great Reasons You Need a Will:
- Ensure the order of succession. You may be surprised to know that in Louisiana, if you do not have a valid will, your separate property may go to your nieces and nephews BEFORE your spouse when you have no children.
- Ensure legal enforcement of your wishes. Perhaps you told someone your final wishes. Or you may have written a note with instructions regarding your final wishes. Unless your wishes are recorded in a proper will, your loved ones will not be able to ensure that all of your wishes are met.
- Choose a guardian for your children. If tragedy occurs and your children are left without parents, a will provides that they will be taken care of by the responsible party you select.
When a loved one passes, it is important to open his/her succession. This is a proceeding filed with the court for the purpose of appointing an estate representative who can ensure that the terms of a will are carried out or – in the case of no will – ensure that the succession is handled in conformity with Louisiana succession law. Ultimately, the goal is that all matters of the deceased are completed and the succession can be closed by obtaining a legal judgment placing the heirs in possession of the deceased’s estate.
Let Our Experience Guide You
When clients decide to trust Rudd Law Firm with issues relating to wills and succession, the role of a legal professional is to help the client explore the many options available including vehicles such as trusts, living wills, and power of attorney so that when the unexpected occurs, their loved ones will have one less thing to worry about.
As each client is different, Ms. Rudd brings an extensive knowledge base and years of experience into designing a solution for you. If you are seeking a Mandeville, LA based attorney to handle your will or the succession of a loved one’s estate, please contact us today!
“Drafting your will with Rudd Law Firm will help to ensure the proper order of succession, the legal enforcement of your wishes, and that your children are entrusted to the guardians of your choosing.”
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