Orleans Parish Estate, Succession, and Probate Attorneys

Law Firm for Estate Administration in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

If you are involved in the estate administration process, it is likely that you have just lost someone you cared about. This can be a difficult time for people on multiple levels. Navigating a highly complex and bureaucratic system right now is probably the last thing you want to do. Our attorneys can act as skilled advocates for those dealing with successions, estates, or the probate process. We are experienced in guiding beneficiaries and representatives through the challenges of succession in Louisiana.

Brown Weimer, LLC understands the multitude of challenges that can potentially arise in succession. In many cases, we can access a streamlined process for settling the estate. We can also fight for you if you face estate litigation - or if you need to bring your own challenge. When you are dealing with succession, you deserve the best legal representation.

Probate and Small Successions Lawyers in Southern Louisiana

Probate can be a lengthy and sometimes costly procedure. It is also rife with legal complexities that can require an attorney's skill to navigate. If the estate in question is worth over $125,000, it is likely that you will need to go through more formal probate proceedings, during which you should be sure to have legal representation.

However, if the estate you are administering or have an interest in is worth less than that amount, you may be eligible for one of two streamlined processes the state of Louisiana offers for small successions. Using a small estate affidavit or a judicial administration process can allow property to be distributed more quickly and with fewer associated expenses.

Legal Help With All Types of Successions Processes

In Louisiana, there is more than one way to settle an estate. Depending on the particular circumstances of your case, you may be able to take advantage of a number of different legal paths to settling the estate. While some states use only one or two defined procedures, Louisana offers a bit more flexibility in succession processes. We will work with you to determine what manner of estate settlement is best suited to your particular case. If you are eligible for any type of streamlined or simplified process, we will strive to get the estate settled and distributed for you as quickly as possible.

Protecting an Estate From Medicaid Estate Recovery

If the decedent was a Medicaid recipient, there is a chance that Medicaid could file a claim against the estate for reimbursement of expenses. Many beneficiaries do not expect this and are shocked when it happens. If you learn that Medicaid is pursuing estate recovery, you must act quickly. There may be an applicable exemption or waiver that could help us protect you.

Estate Litigation Advocates in Orleans Parish

Will contests are one of the more common forms of estate litigation we take on. When a will contest is filed, it must be based on legal grounds. Common reasons these challenges are brought include concerns over whether the testator had the capacity to make a will, the appearance that a third person had an undue influence over the testator, or there is some evidence of a defect in the execution. Our attorneys aggressively advocate for our clients during estate litigation in any form it may take.

Contact a Louisiana Estate Succession Lawyer

Brown Weimer, LLC is highly experienced in guiding clients through the process needed to settle an estate in Louisiana. Our attorneys will work to make the process as easy for you as possible. Contact us at 504-561-8700 to receive a free consultation. We work with successions and estates in New Orleans and the surrounding areas, including St. Tammany Parish, Jefferson Parish, Lafourche Parish, St. John Parish, Terrebonne Parish, Thibodaux, Metairie, Harvey, Covington, Gretna, Slidell, Houma, Kenner, and Mandeville.

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