Estate planning in Louisiana can be quite different than the other 49 states.

Yes, there are common factors. For example, no matter what state you are in you will want to protect your family, preserve your assets, and pay the least amount of taxes possible.

But in Louisiana there are numerous legal issues that don’t exist in other states. For example, there is forced heirship. This is a concept that requires that certain things happen regardless of what you may say in a will. The impact of forced heirship can be mitigated to some extent, but only by facing the issue head-on in your will or trust.

For more information on estate planning, forced heirship, and other matters peculiar to Louisiana, go to our Louisiana legal information site: