Skilled Guidance For Probate Successions

In Louisiana, the probate process is referred to as successions. However, the end result is the same, which is to ensure the proper distribution of an estate to a person's heirs or beneficiaries. Depending on the size of the estate and whether there was an estate plan in place, this process can be relatively straightforward or extremely complex. Regardless of the situation, the guidance of a skilled lawyer is essential to ensuring a smooth transition and effective administration of an estate.

Carl Goode is an experienced attorney and a board-certified estate planning administration specialist. As founder of the Goode Tax and Estate Planning Law Group, LLC, in Baton Rouge, he helps families throughout Louisiana with the successions process. To schedule an initial consultation, call 225-230-9027.

Testate And Intestate Successions

A succession can be either testate or intestate. A testate succession occurs when a person has passed away with a valid will in place. Assuming no party attempts to contest the terms of a will, the assets of the estate will be distributed according to the wishes of the deceased.

An intestate succession occurs when a person passes away without a will. Louisiana law governs which heirs are in line to receive the assets of the estate. These cases can be difficult, particularly when there are multiple heirs or when estranged family members suddenly become part of the picture.

Regardless of the circumstances, having a lawyer on your side can help make this process less burdensome and more efficient than attempting to navigate the probate successions process on your own.

Contact An Attorney For Help With Succession Proceedings

Mr. Goode can help guide you through the process of succession one step at a time. To schedule an initial consultation, call 225-230-9027 or complete the online contact form.