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Prevent probate issues by giving away your stuff before you die

Stuff. It is collected and carried around over the course of one's life. There are certain items that may have special significance to some family members. It is these items that may cause issues during the probate process as one's loved ones may fight about who gets to keep what. Louisiana residents may be able to prevent problems during the probate process by divvying up assets while they are still living and putting together an estate plan.

Louisiana probate: The good and bad of a DIY will

Most adults in the state of Louisiana -- in the United States, really -- do not have estate plans in place. They do not even have basic wills in place. Without proper planning, probate may be a nightmare for one's family. One does not have to look too hard to find do-it-yourself wills and estate planning products online. Such products are tempting because they are usually cheap, but will a DIY will hold up when it matters, though?

Louisiana probate: Naming a pet as a beneficiary

There is no shortage of animal lovers in the state of Louisiana. While people may love their pets, many do not consider what will happen to these loved ones when they are no longer around to care for them. Everyone dies and those who want to make sure their pets are provided for when that happens may include instructions in their estate plans regarding where the animals should go and how much money should be set aside for their care. A probate law attorney can help with this.

Louisiana probate law: Trust questions

What is a trust? Is it something every Louisiana resident should consider having? How does one create a trust? These are all questions that will briefly be discussed here. A probate law attorney can provide more in-depth answers to those who want to know more.

Louisiana probate: Creating a will

Estate planning is something that numerous Louisiana residents put off. It is understandable that no one wants to think about their own mortality. Not thinking about it, though, can end up hurting one's loved ones in the end. A will is the most basic estate planning document anyone can have, but having one in place can help one's family get through probate as quickly as possible.

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