Common Estate Planning Questions And Answers
Realizing you need an estate plan is the first step, but what questions should you ask to begin the process? I have nearly 40 years of experience as an attorney helping families in Shreveport secure the future for their families. I believe that estate planning is for everyone and pride myself on bringing resources and information to the common man.
Writing an estate plan requires you to ask questions of yourself and your loved ones. While answering these questions can be difficult, it should lead to a productive discussion on what you think is best for the future of your family.
Here are a few frequently asked estate planning questions I have received through the years.
1. Do I Need A Will In Louisiana?
Louisiana is a family-oriented state, but that does not mean that state law will accommodate your family in accordance with your wishes. If you have specific wishes for your estate — and most people do — you should write a will or create a trust. I have resources available for families of all means, including young families in Shreveport who are looking for security in the future.
2. What Are The Benefits Of A Will?
In addition to specifying your wishes, writing a will usually makes the probate process simpler and cheaper. For example, if you own a business with a business partner, you can specify what portion of the business will go to your partner. Additionally, if you have a blended family with children from separate marriages, you can distribute to your estate to your children and stepchildren as you see fit.
3. How Do I Get Started?
You don’t need to be wealthy to write an estate plan with help from a lawyer. Instead, if you just want to secure the financial and emotional future of your family, you can benefit from estate planning.
You can begin the process today by contacting me today. When you sit down with me, I will listen carefully to understand your family and help you write a plan that is unique to your needs. Call me at 318-716-7275 to schedule your appointment. I welcome you to my office and look forward to learning more about your family.