Understanding Estate Planning And Probate

At Dowden & Smith, LLC, we understand just how important it is to have a comprehensive estate plan in place. Whether your goal is to simply manage your assets or, alternatively, prevent fighting among family members upon your passing, a well-drafted estate plan is essential.

We realize that everyone's needs are different, which is why our skilled attorneys will work with you in order to determine what legal solutions are best suited to meet your estate planning goals.

For many, a complete estate plan will involve many components, including wills, trusts and advance directives. We can even assist you with living wills and powers of attorney, which are necessary if you need another person to control your affairs and determine your health care options should you be unable to make these choices for yourself.

If you would like to learn what estate planning alternatives may be best for you, the knowledgeable lawyers and legal professionals at Dowden & Smith, LLC, can help explain the advantages and disadvantages of each possible option. Let us provide you with the information you need to make informed legal decisions.

Estate Planning Is Just The Beginning, We Also Provide Probate Guidance

Following the death of a loved one, you may have many legal questions, particularly if you have been asked to serve as the executor or administrator of his or her estate. Fortunately, we can explain the intricacies of probate administration ― also known as succession in Louisiana ― and guide you through this often complex process. We can also help you handle several of the challenging issues that may arise, including creditor claims and omitted heirs.

Simply put, life can be unpredictable, so make sure you are prepared by seeking legal guidance for your estate planning and probate needs. Contact Dowden & Smith, LLC, in Leesville today to speak to an experienced attorney. We serve clients throughout Vernon Parish and the surrounding areas, including those in Fort Polk.

For a FREE initial consultation, email us online or call us at 337-404-6605.