Probate Lawyer in Allen Parish

What is succession?

Referred to as probate in other states, succession is the process that distributes property to heirs and beneficiaries of a deceased person, called the decedent. If the decedent leaves a valid will, his or her property will be passed down by the executor named in the document according to the terms of the will. If the decedent did not leave a valid will, his or her property will be distributed by a court-appointed administer, according to Louisiana intestate law. Our Allen Parish wills & successions attorneys understand state law and can assist you in honoring your loved ones' last wishes if you are serving as an executor or administrator.

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Why Choose Hebert Holmes & Fontenot?

  • Commitment to Comprehensive Legal Support
    At Hebert, Holmes & Fontenot, we offer a diversified practice to address all your legal needs in Southwest Louisiana, ensuring that no matter the issue, we have the expertise to assist you.
  • Cost-Effective Solutions

    We prioritize delivering cost-effective results that meet our clients' needs, offering tailored estate planning solutions and legal assistance to protect their families and assets effectively.

  • Community Engagement and Involvement
    We maintain strong ties to the community by actively participating in governmental and local organizations, including holding positions such as city attorney, magistrate, and prosecutor, demonstrating our commitment to serving the needs of Southwest Louisiana.

Helpful Estate Planning Tools

Wills and trusts are valuable estate planning tools that can help ensure your loved ones receive your property. Drafting a valid will allows you to pass down your assets as you wish, name a guardian for minor children, and select an executor to administer your estate. If you are leaving small children, a trust can help you to give them property over a period of time, instead of a lump sum once they turn 18-years-old. Trusts also offer a variety of benefits, including helping avoid probate and allowing you to put terms on the trust.

Contact an Allen Parish Wills & Successions Attorney

Established in 1978, Hebert Holmes & Fontenot has been in business for more than 35 years. We believe our strong personal relationships with clients are what have turned our business into the successful firm it is today. In order to understand our clients better, we offer personal representation and listen to our clients' needs and goals. Through constant contact with our clients, we feel that we are best able to assist them. Clients come first at the firm, and we work hard to always pursue the most advantageous outcome. By staying up-to-date on technology and changes in the law, our team helps clients faster and more efficiently.

To learn more about your legal options, contact Hebert Holmes & Fontenot today!

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