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Shreveport Wills Attorney Serving Caddo Parish & the Greater Northwest Louisiana Area

The Estate Planning Lawyer Ready to Help Shape Your Future

Creating a will is one of the most important things you can do to care for and protect the future of your loved ones. At Bethard & Bethard LLP, we specialize in helping our clients create personalized wills to perfectly fit their needs. Detailing the distribution of your assets in a well constructed legal document now helps avoid confusion and conflict later on. In order to avoid confusion over your wishes, it is important your will is direct, easily understood, and leaves no room for misinterpretations.

While having a lawyer review your will is always advisable, you should seriously consider consulting a lawyer if:

  • Your assets exceed $1 million
  • You have been married more than once
  • You are a small business owner
  • You must make arrangements for long-term care of a beneficiary
  • You have reasons to fear someone will contest your will
  • You wish to disinherit your spouse

Don't leave the details of your will open to interpretation. Contact a skilled Shreveport will lawyer today at (318) 303-4029.

Writing Your Will

When writing a will, you cannot neglect any of the details. You need to make sure proper instructions are left for how to distribute your property, financial assets, and even your debts. Leaving out any of these details could leave your entire will open to contention.

The general steps involved in creating a will are:

  • Making a comprehensive list of your assets
  • Clearly indicating any personal items you want to leave to specific people
  • Listing the names of your legal heirs under Louisiana law
  • Marking any names of heirs you want to omit
  • Adding beneficiaries you wish to give to such as charities, religious organizations, or friends
  • Selecting the person you wish to make the executor
  • Notarizing the will in the presence of two witnesses
  • Signing and dating all pages in the state of Louisiana
  • Finding a safe place to store the will

Our team has years of experience helping clients create airtight wills and trusts. We can guide you through the process, answer your questions, and ensure that nothing is left to chance when the time comes for your will to be enacted.

If you have yet to write your will, call a Shreveport estate planning attorney today at (318) 303-4029!

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