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Estate Planning Attorney in Shreveport

Helping You Shape the Future for People in Caddo Parish & the Greater Northwest Louisiana Area

Estate planning allows an individual to decide how his or her property will be managed and distributed if he or she dies or is otherwise incapacitated. Without an estate plan in place, the future of your property and other assets are left to the probate process and Louisiana’s default succession laws. At Bethard & Bethard, LLP, we take the time to understand your priorities and goals in order to craft an individualized estate plan that best meets your needs. Our estate planning attorneys are primarily focused on legally protecting the comfort and security of you and your loved ones.

Don’t let something you built over a lifetime fall apart after you're gone. Contact a Shreveport, Bossier City, or Keithville attorney at { (318) 303-4029.

Building a Comprehensive Estate Plan

A solid estate plan should:

  • Provide detailed and clear instructions of who should receive which of your assets
  • Include instructions for your care if you become incapacitated
  • Name a guardian and financial manager for your minor children
  • Provide for family members with special needs
  • Include life insurance to provide for your family at your death
  • Provide for disability income insurance if you cannot work
  • Address the details of the transfer of your business
  • Prioritize minimizing taxes, court costs, and unnecessary legal fees
  • Be adapted over time as your family, finances, and laws change over the years

More Than a Legal Document

Estate planning is a highly personalized process that helps you build the future your family deserves. The Louisiana estate planning attorneys at Bethard & Bethard, LLP can help you address your needs, eliminate your concerns, and accomplish your goals. navigating the complex and restrictive Louisiana state inheritance laws can be overwhelming. Our team can make sure you don't neglect any of the details.

Schedule your first case consultation with a Louisiana estate planning attorney by contacting us today.

Why Turn to Bethard & Bethard, L.L.P.?

  • Serving Louisiana
    Since 1922

  • Client-Centered
    Law Firm

  • In-Depth Knowledge of Louisiana Property Law

  • ALTA Best
    Practices Certified