An Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm Serving Baton Rouge and the Surrounding Parishes
All of us want to leave a legacy and that’s why estate planning is so important. It ensures you have the right financial and health care directives in place if you become disabled and provides for the orderly distribution of financial assets to your loved ones in the manner you want while saving them from unnecessary legal expenses, court costs and delays.
Dealing with issues accompanying death is often overwhelming and confusing for those left behind. This is why our team is beside you throughout the process to answer your questions and assist you in completing the documents to transfer ownership of your loved ones property in accordance with their will or trust or Louisiana’s intestate inheritance laws.
Life Care Planning
Life care planning is an integrated approach to estate & elder law planning that gives you and your family peace of mind so you can focus on providing care for your loved one. Let our experienced team assist you with the legal documents, public benefits advice and care coordination you need to receive the best long-term care available.
Medicaid & VA Planning
One of seniors greatest concerns is that they will need long-term care and will have to spend all of their assets until they have nothing left to take care of their family or leave to their loved ones. Whether care is an imminent need or just a future possibility that you want to plan for, we have already helped many families through the complex Medicaid & VA Aid & Attendance maze and we can help you too.
Special Needs Planning
Do you have a loved one who is disabled and receiving public benefits like SSI and Medicaid or Waiver Services? Did you know that person may be entitled by law to inherit from you in Louisiana and if they do it may disqualify them from these benefits. We make it our priority to know the laws regarding special needs planning to ensure your loved one is protected throughout their lifetime.
When someone is unable to make their own decisions or handle their own affairs, it may be necessary for a court to appoint someone to do those things for them. In most states, that process is called a guardianship. In Louisiana, it is called an interdiction. We are called on often to help families in this situation and know that it can be a difficult time where expert advice and understanding is required.