Wills & Successions

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Wills & Successions

It is only natural to put off preparing for death, but dying without a will may put your family at risk for turmoil and infighting over how to pay your debts and distribute your possessions. Fortunately, Bankston Law Firm is here to help your family avoid the turmoil by taking time to understand your wishes and ensure that you have a will that aligns with them.

If your loved one has died without a will, we can guide your family through the succession process as quickly and smoothly as possible.

estate planning and administration matters that we handle

  • Successions without a willIf you pass away in Louisiana without a will, your assets will go to your nearest relatives under state “intestate succession” laws. This means that your wishes will have no bearing on the court’s decision, and ownership of your estate could pass to one or more individuals with whom you have no close personal relationship.
  • successions with a willEstate unadministered successions are the most common in Louisiana. These types of successions occur when a valid, current will specifies exactly how people wish to have their estate administered.
  • Last Will & TestamentA will is used to establish your personal wishes for your property, possessions, and funeral services that take place upon your passing. An up-to-date will makes the process of succession quicker, simpler, and less stressful for loved ones who have already suffered a loss.
  • Power of AttorneyLegal power of attorney is a mandate in Louisiana. It is a binding contract that gives another person permission to handle your affairs if you become permanently or temporarily incapacitated.
  • living willA living will is also known as an advance directive. It is a legal document that allows you to state your wishes regarding end-of-life medical care in the event that you can no longer make your own medical decisions.
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