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Probate Attorney Guides Executors Through Every Step Of The Process

Most executors have never probated a will; many are surprised to learn the decedent’s will named them as the responsible party. The Salley Law Firm provides indispensable service for executors who have no prior experience in the probate court on matters that include:

  • Filing the will with the Louisiana probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously settling the estate
  • Finding and assembling assets
  • Paying creditors and claimants
  • Collecting amounts owed the estate
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying current and delinquent taxes as well as estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Other Documents Affecting the Probate Process

Often other documents may be important to simplify handling of the estate property if the decedent is incapacitated or wants to remove property from the probate estate prior to his death or in the event a dispute arises among the heirs or legatees after his death. Salley Law Firm can draft documents to accomplish these goals, including:

  • Powers of attorney
  • Donations
  • Conveyances of assets to LLC or Trust
  • Matrimonial agreements
  • Compromise agreements

Contact an experienced and knowledgeable probate lawyer

Salley Law Firm provides will and probate services in Covington and throughout Louisiana. Call Cecily Salley at 985-867-3363 or contact Cecily Salley online.