I was contacted recently after a father passed away. The adult children were hoping to get their father's estate settled quickly and easily. They mentioned that their father had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, that the diagnosis allowed only a short time to live...

1. The Notarial Testament – Simply put, a Will that is notarized and typically prepared by an attorney.

2. The Olographic Testament

  • If you’re composing your Last Will & Testament on your own, it will fall under the category of an Olographic Testament and will need to...

Click here to see Paul Rabalais youtube video concerning Living Wills.  See below Paul Rabalais comments:

"Adults in Louisiana have the fundamental right to control their medical care decisions, including the decision to have life sustaining procedures withheld or withd...

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This post describes what estate legal issues typically get addressed after the unexpected death of a loved one.

Many people pass away after a long life due to natural causes, or they pass away after a prolonged illness. The death do...

SUCCESSION OF Gladys Knott HEBERT.

http://www.lsba.org/DocumentIndex/AppellateOpinions/3RD105039.PDF

No. 12–281.

Decided: October 03, 2012

Court composed of ULYSSES GENE THIBODEAUX, Chief Judge, J. DAVID PAINTER, and SHANNON J. GREMILLION, Judges. Karl W. Bengtson Bengtson...

"Just calling a document a “Last Will and Testament” does not make it valid under Louisiana law. Louisiana has specific requirements that must be satisfied before a document will be considered a valid Louisiana will. . ."

Under current law, there are only two forms of w...

Paul Rabalais YouTube Video

In the other post to this two-part series, we discussed the ins and outs of the olographic testament in Louisiana. In this post we address the more common type of testament: the notarial testament.

Mainly since the olographic testament has the...


Paul Rabalais Youtube Video

In Louisiana, there are only two forms of valid Wills (known by our Louisiana law as “testaments.” The two forms are: olographic and notarial. This post addresses the less popular olographic (some people refer to it as an “holographic” Will)...

(1) Inheritance Rights of Adopted Persons

a. Adoption During Minority

If the adopted person was or is a minor at the time of the adoption, the provisions of the Children's Code expressly provide that the adopted person retains his rights to inherit from his biological pa...

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