Creating a Will

Baton Rouge Estate Planning Attorney

A will is an extremely important estate planning tool and having one in place at the time of death can significantly reduce the stress, time, and costs that your loved ones will have to deal with. This document allows you to clearly express your final wishes regarding how your money and property will be distributed.

At Leger Law Group, LLC, our Baton Rouge estate planning lawyer is able to help you create a will that is both legally sound and customized to your unique needs and goals. Call our firm at (225) 522-4996 to discuss your situation.

Why Should I Create a Will?

Wills provide an extensive array of benefits and are especially important if you have children or other family members that depend on you for financial support. With a will, you have the final say with respect to who should receive your estate and when they should receive it. A properly drafted will gives you the peace of mind you deserve, knowing that your loved ones will be cared for after you have passed.

Some of the advantages of having a will include:

  • Being able to clearly express how you want your money and property distributed
  • Reducing the amount of taxes that could be payable on your money or property
  • Being able to appoint guardians for minor children

Dying Without a Will & Intestate Succession Laws

One of the most important reasons to put a will in place revolves around what happens when you die without one. Without a will, you will be said to have died "intestate," and your estate will be handled and distributed according to intestate succession laws. This means that without your own will, the state will write one for you. By creating a will with our Louisiana estate planning attorney, you can avoid the uncertainty of an intestate succession.

Call us now at (225) 522-4996 for a free case evaluation for most matters.

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Our Satisfied Clients

  • “Siobhan and her team were wonderful to work with!”
    Siobhan and her team were wonderful to work with! They were quick to help me prepare for some estate planning needs that very suddenly became necessary. Estate planning can feel very overwhelming, but Siobhan was able to guide me through the process, so I was able to make informed decisions for the future. It is a relief to have a plan in place for my children's needs if something unexpectedly happens to me.
    - Rachel W.
  • “Siobhan Leger and her team are fantastic.”
    Siobhan Leger and her team are fantastic. They way they helped me and my wife navigate the very daunting and emotionally charged landscape of our wills, our estate planning, and, most importantly, the custody arrangements for our two young kids (in the event of our death). It's brutal worst case scenario stuff but Siobhan was patient, understanding, and incredibly knowledgeable as we together went line by line getting all our ducks in a row. Now that it's taken care of, I can rest easy knowing my kids will taken care of if I die. Thank you, Leger Law Group.
    - Dakota R.
  • “Outstanding estate planning support and service.”
    Outstanding estate planning support and service. Would recommend to anyone looking to accomplish these tasks.
    - Thomas G.
  • “Siobhan is amazing and her staff equally good.”
    Siobhan is amazing and her staff equally good. As a retired banker I dealt with attorneys virtually everyday. Siobhan is as good as it gets; professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and punctual. Most importantly she is an outstanding communicator. I highly recommend Leger Law Group! Scott Miller, Barboursville, WV.
    - Terri M.
  • “I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.”
    Ms. Leger made drafting our will and other legal documents easy. She has a fantastic way of conveying complex information clearly. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
    - Jonathan E.
  • “Siobhan was a pleasure to work with and the result was totally satisfying.”
    “I contacted Siobhan after an extensive web search for a lawyer who could negotiate and close a sale of my partial interest in an inherited home. She efficiently and effectively represented me and protected my interests while getting the results we wanted. ”
    - Noel
  • “Working with Siobhan was the best choice I made.”
    “I highly recommend to all you readers Siobhan Leger as a wonderful choice of attorney at law. Siobhan provided me with excellent and professional services throughout a succession. While working with Siobhan I received constant updates through emails on eac”
    - Eddie
  • “I would highly recommend the services of Attorney Siobhan Leger.”
    “I would highly recommend the services of Attorney Siobhan Leger. She was very knowledgeable and efficient. She also kept me informed on the status of my legal work and her responses to questions were always answered in a timely manner. Will use her service”
    - Ginger


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