Probate Attorney in Baton Rouge

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Probate, which is known as "succession" in Louisiana, is the process used to resolve the affairs of an estate and to clear title to estate property. During a “testate succession” (a succession involving a will), the will is presented to the court and, once determined to be valid and enforceable, its terms are carried forward. During an “intestate succession” (a succession for someone who died without a will), the court determines, based on Louisiana inheritance law, who the decedent’s heirs are and, once determined, places them in possession of the property. Some successions are straightforward and can be done in a matter of days or weeks, while others are more complicated and can go on for months or even years.

While certain estate planning methods can help you avoid probate, such as creating a living trust, many families have to go through this proceeding once a loved one has passed. Our Louisiana attorney can review your matter and advise you on what type of succession is needed and what the costs and time frame for completion will be.

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Challenges During the Probate Process

The probate process can be highly complex and difficult to navigate alone without an in-depth understanding of the law. During this time, challenges regarding heirs, the legitimacy of the will, and other matters can be made and having an experienced attorney in your corner can make all the difference. Our firm is fully aware of many of the challenges that clients commonly face during the probate process, and is ready to help you face them head-on as we seek a quick and hassle-free resolution.

Some of the areas of probate that we can assist with include:

  • Simple and complex successions or “probates”
  • Small Succession Affidavits for small estates
  • Estate Administrations, including federally taxable estate administration
  • Ancillary probates
  • Disputed and contested succession litigation
  • Forced heirship representation

Guidance Through the Complex Probate Process

Dealing with the legal and financial matters of a loved one's estate can be overwhelming, especially during a time of grief. Our experienced Baton Rouge probate attorneys at Leger Law Group, LLC understand the complexities of the probate process and are here to provide compassionate and supportive guidance every step of the way.

Our probate services include:

  • Assistance with filing necessary paperwork and documents
  • Representation in probate court proceedings
  • Resolution of disputes among beneficiaries or heirs
  • Management of estate assets and debts
  • Distribution of assets according to the decedent's wishes

Let us handle the legal complexities of estate administration so you can focus on honoring your loved one's memory. Contact us today for sensitive and knowledgeable legal counsel during this difficult time.

Compassionate & Supportive Service

Let our Baton Rouge probate attorney help you and your family move through the probate process in the quickest and most cost-effective manner possible. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone involved, and we are ready to provide the compassionate and supportive service that you deserve.

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  • We are highly reviewed
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  • We take pride in our customer service

To schedule a Free Consultation for Most Matters, please contact us at (225) 522-4996 today.

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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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