Successions and Probate Administration

We work with the executors of our clients’ estates including collecting and valuing assets, selling estate property to pay debts or taxes, and dividing and distributing property of the net estate to the heirs or legatees. We prepare, or supervise and assist the clients’ accountants in the preparation of gift tax returns, federal estate tax returns, state inheritance tax returns, and estate and trust fiduciary income tax returns. Our lawyers are experts with estate matters including probate, as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets, such as life insurance policies, annuities, qualified plans, and trust assets. We also assist the personal representative of the estate in the gathering, valuation, accounting, and distribution of the decedent's assets. Our law firm makes sure that federal estate tax returns are prepared and filed, and that the appropriate documents are filed in order to release liens on the decedent's real property.

Call us at (504) 818-0401 or contact us to protect your family and continue your legacy with estate planning services.