An estate plan is a set of instructions that lay out what you want to happen in specific circumstances or who should make decisions on your behalf. At the Law Office of Ivy L. Graham, we can create or update your will as well as supporting documents to align with your goals and desires. We will meet with you to make sure all the important matters are covered, such as:
Control or distribution of your assets
Medical care and life support
Powers of Attorney
Guardianship of children
Should you become incapacitated before you die, without a power of attorney your family members may not have the authority to conduct your business and financial affairs. If you die without a will, the Louisiana laws of intestacy will dictate what happens. The majority of your estate will pass to your children or your siblings (instead of your spouse). If you own property within Louisiana, you need a Last Will and Testament to ensure that it goes to your intended heirs.
Estate planning is vital if you want to specifically provide for your spouse, your minor children, or children from a previous marriage. Arrange a consultation today with Ivy, an estate planning attorney.