No system is perfect, you can never absolutely guarantee your heirs will be smart with your bequests, but a good estate planning attorney, like Waitz & Downer, can set up a system improving the odds for your inheritors to be safe with their legacies.
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How Can A Wills & Estate Planning Attorney Help?
Louisiana law differs from practically every other state, with very strict probate laws regulating how wills are executed. Failure to follow those regulations can invalidate your will. If that happens, you die intestate — the State will then decide how your estate is divided.
The law provides numerous avenues for organizing your estate to maximize benefit and safeguard your heirs through trusts and other devices. A skilled attorney can navigate you through all the possibilities and pitfalls and help you choose to the best-case scenario. That attorney will then help you draft a proper will to ensure your legacies go to the people, organizations or causes you choose, at the time and in the way according to your wishes.
Why You Should Call Waitz & Downer
A wise man once said, “A measured paranoia is a vital survival skill.” Death is the worst-case scenario, and you can’t know all the bad things that might happen. That’s the job of your wills and estate planning attorney — that’s our job at Waitz & Downer in Houma, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Thibodaux. We have your back.