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Estate Planning

Successions

 

Generally, under Louisiana law when a person dies he/she dies testate or intestate.  All this means is that he/she died after executing a valid will or testament (testate), or he/she died without having a valid will or testament (intestate).   Under Louisiana law succession is the transfer  of a deceased person's estate or his/her property, rights, and obligations  to another person, the successor.   


Many complications can arise when faced with loss of a loved one or family member.  

When a loved one dies emotions can be overwhelming.  Also, unfortunately, family relationships can become strained when determining "who gets what" or "what would mom (or dad) want to happen." 


Whether a family member or loved one dies with or without a will, legal steps must be taken to legally transfer certain parts of his/her estate.


Jeremy J Guillory is an attorney that you can trust; he is an honest advisor.

Contact us at J. Joseph Guillory Attorney At Law for a consultation regarding opening a succession.

Living Wills

Louisiana law recognizes a persons fundamental right to control the decisions relating to  one's own medical     care, including the decision to have life-sustaining procedures withheld or withdrawn in instances where such persons are diagnosed as having a terminal and irreversible condition.   


As such, a person has a right to make a declaration instructing his physician to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining procedures or designating another to  make the treatment decision and make such a declaration for him, in the event he is diagnosed as having a terminal and irreversible condition; and certain individual's right to make a declaration pursuant to which  life-sustaining procedures may be withheld or withdrawn from an adult patient  who is comatose, incompetent, or otherwise physically or mentally incapable  of communication, or from a minor, in the event such adult patient or minor is diagnosed and certified as having a terminal and irreversible condition. 

Contact Jeremy J. Guillory for a consultation regarding living wills. 

Trusts

Under Louisiana law a trust is defined as is the relationship resulting from the transfer of title to property to a  person to be administered by him as a fiduciary for the benefit of  another.   In other words a trust is an instrument designed and governed by law for the transfer and management of property to benefit a party.


Would you like to learn how you can use a trust to benefit a loved one?

Jeremy J Guillory can provide a consultation as to how a trust may be beneficial to  you.  Further, he can complete all the necessary legal steps in the execution of a trust.