Estate Planning Attorney in Louisiana

Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. has been serving the residents of Louisiana in various legal matters for over 100 years. No matter your age, one serious legal matter you need to address is estate planning. After you die, your assets will be distributed amongst your heirs, and you can designate this distribution through the use of a will.

After naming your beneficiaries of specific assets in your will, it is essential to know that your will may need to go through the process of probate in order to carry out your wishes. During this process, there are other individuals who could challenge the validity of the will in order to be included in the distribution.

Create a Trust to Help You Avoid Probate

In order to avoid the process of probate and to ensure that your beneficiaries will receive the assets you set aside for them without being forced to pay unnecessary taxes, you may benefit from a trust. Utilizing a trust allows you to remain in control of your assets but transfers them out of your name so they are not subject to the probate process.

Estate Planning

As a business owner or shareholder with a high net worth, you need to be sure that your estate is distributed among your beneficiaries according to your wishes. There are many individuals, such as angry family members, may try to contest the validity of your will. You need to consult a skilled representative from our firm to ensure that your wishes are not violated.

Additionally, there are various estate taxes that you and your beneficiaries could face, so it is crucial that you discuss options you have to potentially avoid these taxes, as well as probate costs, for the sake of your beneficiaries. The firm can review all types of estate planning tools with you to ensure that your assets are properly handled upon your incapacitation or death.

More Than a Century of Service

If you are seeking legal assistance to protect your assets and ensure that your beneficiaries receive the assets you have designated for them, then you may greatly benefit from the assistance of an attorney from Montgomery Barnett. The firm has been in practice since 1892, and you can be sure that you will receive the full extent of their experience and ability when you choose to seek the assistance of this firm.


Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. - Lawyer
Located at: 3300 Energy Centre, 1100 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70163

In Baton Rouge - One American Place 301 Main Street, Suite 1170 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70825
(504) 585-3200
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