Elder Law, Estate Planning, and Probate & Trust Administration

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Elder Law/Estate/Probate

Blanchard Walker is pleased to offer comprehensive estate planning and probate services to individuals and families throughout North Louisiana. Our attorneys deliver a wide range of estate planning services, including drafting wills and powers of attorney, preparing living wills, and creating trusts. In addition, we provide advice to our clients on preserving their wealth and protecting their assets, so that they may comfortably enjoy the fruits of their labor and pass them down generationally.

Our lawyers provide comprehensive representation to clients through the entire probate process with care and compassion. We assist clients with all matters necessary for the probate of an estate including notification requirements, gathering and distribution of assets and filing of required legal documents and forms (including state and federal tax returns). Our attorneys focus on the legal details involved in the probate process so clients can focus on family and friends during difficult times.

Estate Planning

Blanchard Walker’s estate planning lawyers discuss strategies to preserve and protect assets and plan for family financial needs, crafting customized plans that fit each client’s unique goals and needs. In connection with this, we handle a wide range of estate planning matters, including wills and trusts, personal estate plans, powers of attorney, prenuptial agreements, family limited liability companies and family nonprofits. We also regularly assist clients with taxation issues, including audits and freeze issues.

Business Services

Blanchard Walker attorneys also represent clients whose estate plans require transactional planning and family business succession planning. We regularly assist clients in forming or restructuring limited liability companies or corporations, as well as creating nonprofit corporations or low-profit limited liability companies to achieve planning goals.

Probate and Trust Administration

We also regularly assist clients in administering trusts created as part of their estate plan, and advise as to related issues. We strive to be a trusted source of help for our clients. Our attorneys have a wide range of experience relating to probate matters of all sizes and levels of complexity. We feel it is of the utmost importance to attend to the details of probate matters to ease the minds and burdens of a family’s loss of loved one.

Blanchard Walker’s estate planning lawyers handle a wide range of estate planning matters, including:

– Wills and trusts
– Personal and estate plans
– Powers of attorney
– Prenuptial agreements
– Family limited liability companies and family limited partnerships
– Planning for family financial needs
– Probate Administration