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Baton Rouge Estate Planning Lawyer

Helping You Make Sound Decisions

An estate plan and supporting documents can provide many benefits. They can help you provide for your family. If you have significant assets, an estate plan can preserve assets and minimize potential inheritance taxes. An estate plan can give you peace of mind and the satisfaction that you have done the best you could for your family.

My name is Ben F. Melanson, a Baton Rouge estate planning attorney who has been helping people make sound estate planning decisions for more than 20 years. I provide services to individuals, business owners and farmers across our area. My law firm can assist you in matters involving:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Medical directives
  • Living wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Tax minimization strategies
  • Business succession
  • Farm succession
  • Other estate planning matters

Protecting Your Assets, Providing For Your Family

I create estate plans and documents that are customized to meet the needs of my clients. As a lawyer, I have considerable experience helping business owners and farmers plan for and execute the transfer of their enterprises to family members or outside parties. I understand the different options available that can protect assets and facilitate the transition process, such as a family limited partnership or LLC, and I take full use of state and federal tax laws to minimize the impact of taxes on my clients' estates. In addition, I can advise you regarding the sale of mineral rights on your land and assist you in other business and contractual matters.

Baton Rouge Living Will Attorney

A living will can make your wishes clear regarding the medical care you wish to be provided to you, should you become incapacitated. A medical directive (also called a health care directive or health care proxy) appoints someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. Both documents are essential estate planning instruments that can spare your loved ones from making emotionally painful decisions.

Before drafting these documents, I will take time to understand your family, your values and your outlook on life. Then I will create documents that spell out in detail the specific measures you wish to be taken or not taken, should you face a medical crisis.

Contact A Lawyer

To schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer, contact the law firm of Melanson Law, A Professional Law Corporation. My offices are located in the Beauregard Town historic district of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Contact Information

Melanson Law
A Professional Law Corporation

437 Louisiana Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-754-9847
Fax: 225-346-1430
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Melanson Law, A Professional Law Corporation represents clients throughout Louisiana, including East Baton Rouge Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, Livingston Parish, Ascension Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, West Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish and the cities of Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Beauregard Town, Prairieville, Plaquemine, Walker, Livingston, St. Rose, St. Francisville, Mandeville, New Roads, New Orleans and Harvey.