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.
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.