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Address Your Louisiana Succession Needs With Experienced Guidance

When a family member dies, the last things you want to worry about are legal issues pertaining to his or her property and other assets. Louisiana has strict and complex laws for succession, often referred to as probate in other states. An experienced lawyer can handle the succession in a timely and proficient manner, allowing you and your family time to grieve and move on with your lives.

If you are in circumstances similar to those above, you can turn to Van Norman Law Firm. For more than 40 years, we have provided honest legal advice and skilled guidance to clients throughout southwest Louisiana. As your legal advocates, we will guide you through the succession process as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our goal is to ensure property and assets are distributed in accordance with the loved one’s will or, if there is no will, according to state law.

Help For Even The Most Complex Successions

In Louisiana, the decedent’s property is distributed differently depending on if the succession is testate or intestate. In a testate succession, assets and rights are distributed through wishes stated in a will. For intestate succession, there is no valid will, which can become much more complicated. According to state law, the property is distributed to the closest surviving relatives, which is determined by a specific order of inheritance.

Given our years of experience and wealth of knowledge, we are prepared to handle both testate and intestate successions. This includes those that are contested by an heir or other family member. These cases may have to go to court. If this becomes necessary, we are fully able to represent your interests.

In all successions, the key to efficient resolution lies in understanding the big picture. From your first consultation, we work to achieve a close understanding of the decedent’s estate to create a strategy tailored to your needs. We gather all the necessary evidence, facilitate negotiations and advocate relentlessly for you in court when necessary.

Contact Us For Strong Representation With A Personal Touch

We understand that succession situations follow the loss of a loved one. In light of this, we strive to make sure your legal situation is handled with the tact and prowess you need to focus on the things that matter. To discuss your succession matter and how we can help, call Van Norman Law Firm today at 337-513-0909. You also may fill out and submit the online contact form on this website, and we will respond promptly. We offer consultations on weekdays from our office location in Lake Charles, Louisiana.