Guidance In Probate And Estate Administration
The death of a relative, close friend or other loved one can be a difficult and emotional experience. When you are tasked with handling the final affairs of a loved one’s estate, it may be difficult to separate your emotions from the legal actions that are required of you. At the Ezell Law Firm, LLC, we help clients through this difficult time.
Our firm represents family members, heirs and executors in probate proceedings. Probate is the process of settling a decedent’s estate. Whether your loved one passed away with or without a will, we can assist you in handling the final affairs of the estate.
Experience You Can Trust
Our probate lawyers also offer estate planning services. We frequently represent clients at the beginning stages of their estate plan and also assist with modifying existing estate plans. Our experience in estate planning bolsters our probate practice. We have ample understanding of drafting enforceable contracts, understanding clients’ final wishes and the family dynamics that are involved in this area of law.
As we assist clients during probate, we draw upon our knowledge of how decisions are made, why an individual may have made such a decision and the best route for enforcing his or her wishes.
Executors have various duties, including the following:
- Performing accounting and inventory of decedent’s assets
- Notifying heirs and beneficiaries
- Paying estate taxes and debts (if applicable)
- Distributing property and assets according to the decedent’s wishes as conveyed in his or her will
Probate Litigation Involving Contested Wills
Our law firm is prepared to handle contentious matters that can arise during probate proceedings. In some instances, litigation may be required if an individual contests the validity of a will, trust or other estate planning directive.
Contact Us For Assistance From An Estate Administration Lawyer
Probate can be a complicated process if you forego the assistance of an attorney. Contact our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, law office today to arrange a consultation and learn how we can assist you. You can also call us at 225-763-2272 or 888-511-8717 toll-free. We serve Baton Rouge, Livingston and surrounding areas.