Bethard and Bethard has been protecting Louisiana families with personalized estate planning solutions for over 100 years
When it comes to your estate after your death, you have two choices: Plan ahead or do nothing. To do nothing could cause your family uncertainty and conflict while grieving your death. Planning ahead can not only mitigate the uncertainty and conflict, it can also protect your family’s future.
DO I NEED AN ESTATE PLAN?
Yes, everyone needs an estate plan. No matter how much or how little you own, you need an estate plan to protect your family and your assets. Every family has different needs and concerns. Families face issues that require individualized planning such as special needs children, minor children, the possibility or reality of a divorce, blended families, unexpected and longtime illness of a loved one and more. It can be further complicated by a family-owned business or land that needs to be managed after your death.
WHAT IS AN ESTATE PLAN?
Your estate plan can be as simple or as complex as necessary to follow your wishes and protect your family. A basic estate plan includes a Last Will and Testament, a General Durable Power of Attorney, and an Advanced Directive or Living Will. A more complex plan may involve one or multiple trusts. It may also involve one or more LLCs with highly specialized operating agreements. We can narrowly tailor an operating agreement to dictate how your LLC will be handled in the future.
HOW DO I CREATE AN ESTATE PLAN?
The journey of planning for your family’s future begins with contacting an experienced attorney to assist you. You can begin today by calling Bethard and Bethard, LLP and scheduling an appointment to meet with one of our estate and probate attorneys.