Estate Planning

We Can Help You Make Sound Decisions For Protecting Your Legacy

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.

Our estate planning attorneys have been helping people make sound estate planning decisions for more than 20 years. We provide services to individuals, business owners and farmers across our area. Our 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

We create estate plans and documents that are customized to meet the needs of our clients. We have considerable experience helping business owners and farmers plan for and execute the transfer of their enterprises to family members or outside parties. We understand the different options available that can protect assets and facilitate the transition process, such as a family limited partnership or LLC, and we 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.

Do You Have A Living Will Or Medical Directive?

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, we will take time to understand your family, your values and your outlook on life. Then we 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 Our Lawyers Today

To schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer, email our law firm, Melanson Law or call us at 225-754-9847 Our office is located in the Beauregard Town historic district of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.