Guiding You Through The Details Of Estate Planning
Having an estate plan means that you are thoughtful, prepared and filled with foresight. When you create a will or trust and complete all estate planning decisions, you gain a sense of accomplishment and peace of mind.
However, for many people, estate planning is viewed as more of a nuisance than a necessity. If you think this way, please consider seeking advice from an experienced estate planning attorney. For several decades, The Jones Law Group in Monroe, Louisiana, has led hundreds of clients to meet their estate planning goals. We can help you explore your options, and explain how all Louisiana residents can benefit from a personalized estate plan.
Knowledgeable, Attentive And Resourceful
Our father-and-son attorney team of Charles D. Jones and Frederick D. Jones will listen to your concerns and provide direction in what type of estate plan would be right for you. We have helped many clients in the community with:
- Wills: simple wills for the typical estates or wills that address more complicated estates
- Trusts: including revocable or living, irrevocable, charitable and special needs trusts
- Probate and estate administration: helping you resolve your estate and distribution of assets
- Powers of attorney: naming individuals who will make decisions for you in health care and financial matters if you no longer are able to do so
- Health care directive or living will: providing detailed instructions on what health care providers should do if you are comatose or near death
- Guardianships: as part of a will, you need to name guardians for your minor children.
You don’t have to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of creating an estate plan. With our support, you can have a solid estate plan that fulfills your needs.
Regularly Update Your Estate Plan
Even if you have an estate plan, you cannot stick it in a drawer and forget about it. An estate plan needs a regular tuneup whenever major changes occur in your life. Those changes may include marriage, divorce, remarriage, the birth of a child, death of a spouse, creation of a business or receiving a significant inheritance. Typically, we recommend you review your estate plan every three to five years. This also allows you to adjust your plan based on changes to estate law.
Probate And Estate Administration
When a loved one passes, probate is a necessary part of estate administration. Many steps are required during the probate process. For example, the will is validated, an executor gets appointed if one hasn’t been, and the executor settles the estate by paying outstanding bills and taxes, settles disputes among beneficiaries and distributes estate assets. Probate can be time consuming and confusing. We take care of the process for you, eliminating unnecessary stress and ensuring that it is efficiently and correctly completed.
Schedule A Free Consultation Now
When it comes to estate planning, we can tailor a plan to your family’s unique circumstances. Whether you require a will, trust, estate administration or probate, The Jones Law Group in Monroe, Louisiana, has the know-how to help. For a free initial consultation, please contact us online or call 318-550-3158.