New Orleans Estate Planning Attorney

Wealth Management & Legacy Planning

Estate planning is the practice of law which involves the creation, protection and disposition of one's assets during life, and after death and in accordance with the individual's desires. Estate planning utilizes a collection of tools including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance policies, business arrangements and agreements, advance directives for medical care and health care, and plans for guardianship or conservatorship.

Whether you know it or not, you have an estate. Everything that own from your home, to your automobiles, to your jewelry, to your artwork, furniture and collectibles are all a part of your estate. You don't have to be wealthy to benefit from an estate plan, and believe it or not, often times families of modest means can benefit the most from establishing a good estate plan since they often can't afford to have their estate drained by Medicaid or excessive court costs and legal fees. There are many important benefits to having an effective estate plan in place, some of which include:

  • You get to name a succession representative for your estate.
  • You can appoint a guardian for minor children.
  • You can choose who receives your assets and when.
  • You can establish a Special Needs Trust for a disabled child so their needs can be met without disqualifying his or her government benefits.
  • You can reduce the size of your taxable estate by moving assets into the trust.
  • You can choose someone to make health care or financial decisions for you if you become seriously injured or ill.
  • You can bequeath assets to a friend, a church, a favorite charity, or even a perfect stranger.
  • You can appoint a trustee to manage assets on behalf of an adult child who is irresponsible with money.
  • Your assets are distributed according to your wishes and not by the government.

Contact Brown Weimer LLC

At Brown Weimer LLC, our New Orleans estate planning lawyers have over 30 years of experience assisting clients with their wealth management and estate planning goals. Our founding attorney, Gary S. Brown has assisted banks and corporations in a variety of legal matters, representing them in complex litigation; he is also an adjunct instructor at Louisiana State University, Shreveport where he teaches on debtor and creditor law.

As members of numerous professional legal organizations including the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, we have extensive experience planning for both modest and extremely large estates in New Orleans; we also handle succession and contested wills and estates. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New Orleans estate planning attorneys, please call (504) 662-1798 today.

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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