Successions and Estate Planning in New Orleans

Areas of Practice

The probate attorneys at Brown Weimer LLC understand that losing a loved one is difficult and dealing with their estate shortly after they have passed can make matters even more stressful and emotionally draining. Because we know how sensitive this situation can be, we seek to provide clients with the best possible legal experience. We pride ourselves on our client-centered approach and you will speak directly to a lawyer when you call the firm. With over 30 combined years of experience, our New Orleans successions and estate lawyers can assist you with the following types of cases:

Estate Planning
Estate planning is for everyone, not just the wealthy. If you have children, grandchildren, a blended family, or if you own your own business or own real property, estate planning is for you. Estate planning involves managing your assets during both life and death, and there are numerous components of an estate plan including wills, trusts and advance directives.

Estate Administration
In estate administration if you are serving as the executor or administrator for a late loved one, our firm can assist you in honoring his or her last wishes. We can walk you through probate administration, also referred to as succession in Louisiana, and are prepared to handle a variety of challenges to the estate including claims from creditors and omitted heirs.

Estate Litigation
Estate litigation can occur for two reasons: 1) because there is a contest with an estate planning document or 2) when there is a disagreement over the estate administration itself. While we always strive to prevent litigation, there are times when estate litigation is the only option. When this occurs, we stand ready to protect our clients' rights in court.

Contested Wills & Estates
Were you unexpectedly left out of a family member's will? If you suspect your late loved one did not have the mental capacity to create a will or was influenced by another family member or friend, we can assist you in contesting it and seeking your proper inheritance.

Wills & Trusts
Our firm can assist you in drafting important estate planning tools like wills and trusts to determine how your property will be distributed in the future. We can also help you select an executor to carry out your last wishes and a guardian to care for your minor children.

Essential Estate Planning Documents
In addition to wills and trusts, there are a variety of estate planning documents that can help you plan for the future. Living wills, medical powers of attorney and finance powers of attorney can give another person the ability to run your estate and determine the type and extent of care you want to receive should you no longer be able to make those choices.

Probate Avoidance
Some of our clients desire to carefully arrange their estates so they are not subject to probate or succession proceedings. The reasons for avoiding probate or succession vary; for example, some clients wish to avoid the expenses of probate while others want their beneficiaries to receive their inheritance faster.

Simple Successions
Does your late loved one's estate have little to no debt? If all heirs consent, then the estate may qualify for simple succession. This process can be completed in only a few days, and our attorneys can determine if this option is possible for you.

Enlist a Skilled New Orleans Successions and Estate Lawyer

In addition to providing clients in Jefferson Parish with quality and personalized service, we strive to handle their probate and estate planning cases efficiently. Instead of dragging out the process like some other firms, we are problem solvers who draft documents and find resolutions for clients' problems as quickly as possible. To help us achieve our own high expectations, we have become a technologically advanced and cutting edge company to best serve our clients. If you would like more information about your unique legal matters, complete a free case evaluation today or contact a New Orleans probate attorney to learn more about the benefits of working with our firm.

Brown Weimer LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law - New Orleans Probate Attorney
Located at 400 Poydras Street, Suite #1125
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 561-8700

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