If you’re looking to draft a will, trust, establish a guardianship, or need help with any other estate planning matter, a seasoned Monroe, Louisiana estate planning lawyer from Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our estate planning services and how we can assist you.
Estate Planning Lawyer in Monroe, Louisiana | Helping You Plan for the Future
There is nothing more important than planning for the future. Though most people don’t like to think about preparing for the end of their lives, the truth is, doing so can save you and your family a great deal of trouble in the long run. Our probate and succession attorneys can assist you with the administration of successions, the formation and management of trusts, and with estate planning. We provide guidance to our clients that is intended to simplify the sometimes confusing and highly technical issues that often arise in these areas.
Our Estate Planning Services
Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson handles a wide array of estate planning matters on behalf of our clients, some of which are as follows:
- Wills: A will is a document containing a person’s instructions regarding what will happen with certain property and assets after they die. A will is a written statement designed to ensure that your property will go to the parties you explicitly choose, though a will can also serve several other critical purposes.
- Trusts: A trust is a testamentary document designed to streamline the transfer of assets from the trustor (the person who creates the trust) to the trustee.
- Powers of Attorney: There are several types of powers of attorney, including financial powers of attorney and medical powers of attorney. In a power of attorney, the principal (person who creates the document) will appoint an agent who can act according to their wishes upon their incapacitation. For example, in a financial power of attorney, a principal can appoint an agent to handle their finances, should they be unable to do so on their own at some point.
- Estate Administration: Once a person passes away, their personal representative will have to ensure beneficiaries receive assets, debts are paid off, and their estate is ultimately closed out. The probate process can be complicated, and if you were appointed as an executor, you should speak with an experienced estate planning lawyer from our firm who can walk you through it.
Contact a Monroe Estate Planning Lawyer
Whether you’re looking to write a will or need a hand through the estate administration process, our firm is here. Contact Breithaupt, DuBos & Wolleson today to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced estate planning team.