Whether there are children and the ages of those children
There’s an old saying that “if you don’t make a will, the state makes one for you.”
This means that if you don’t direct the distribution of your assets upon your death with a Will, the laws of the State will direct who receives your assets and how. For some people, the law may distribute your property as you already wish. However, in practice, there may be numerous unintended consequences to the default intestacy laws.
Many individuals hesitate to draft a Will, but In the hands of a skilled attorney, drafting a Will in Louisiana becomes a relatively straightforward process.
The law office of Carlee Gonzales has extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of legal matters. We encourage individuals to consider drafting a simple Will no matter their age, health or financial status. Having a Will in place upon your death will prevent unnecessary disputes among your surviving loved ones and give you significant control over your estate.
The Laws of Intestacy
Louisiana intestate law is very mechanical. It doesn’t leave room for shifting assets or altering distributions based on circumstances. Because of this inflexibility, you should not rely on Louisiana intestate law to take the place of a Will.
Louisiana’s intestate rules distribute a deceased person’s assets to various relatives, beginning with the children and spouse and extending to other descendants, ascendants, and descendants of ascendants.
The exact application of Louisiana intestate law depends on a few factors:
Additionally, they probably do not sufficiently protect minor children, address the needs of a blended family or Individuals with special needs. You should make it a priority to protect government benefits for their loved ones with special needs.