In conclusion, there are loads of reasons to create a will if you live in Louisiana. Even if only one of the seven answers we discussed applies to your situation, you probably still want to consider doing a will.
Why come to Condon, Wood & Burkhart as the firm to help you and get your affairs put in order? Well, we offer free access to the will worksheet to help guide you through all the issues as well as a free consultation with an attorney who practices in this area, either Garrett Condon or Diane Burkhart. Both have actively drafted wills over the course of their entire legal careers. As a former active duty JAG, Garrett has drafted over 1,000 wills for clients in the military and retired, as well as their families. We have decades of experience.
You can, of course, pull form sheets off the internet and attempt to do a will by yourself. However, you should keep in mind that there are technical form rules in Louisiana and if you do not meet the minimum form requirements, the document you create may be invalid. Further, unless you have legal training, it will be difficult for you to set up the more complicated parts of the will like creating a usufruct or a trust. Creating a will that complies with the form requirements, addresses all the issues relevant to your situation, and properly states what needs to be stated will be best accomplished by a legal professional. Further, we have helped countless people just like you think through their situations and create a will that best suited their needs – we can similarly help you and your family.
Keep in mind also that, in addition to the benefits of having a will, there are other issues you should be considering to prepare for a potential serious illness or injury. Legal documents such as a living will, medical power of attorney, and general power of attorney, may also be critically important for you to have on hand just in case. Our firm will discuss those documents during our consultation with you, and we will be publishing those topics in the near future.
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