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Lake Charles Successions Attorney

When a relative passes away, it is a time for the family to come together, grieve their loss, celebrate the decedent's life and handle the final affairs of the estate. In Louisiana, the process of transferring property and assets to beneficiaries is called "succession." The process can be relatively simple or complex, depending on many factors. Our law firm handles succession proceedings as well as any disputes that may arise.

The Law Office of John E. Fitz-Gerald, L.L.C., has more than 30 years of experience representing family members and other beneficiaries in successions. Lake Charles successions attorney John Fitz-Gerald will handle your legal matter with care and compassion. Call us at 337-494-1200 to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you.

We Provide Knowledgeable and Comprehensive Legal Help

Succession describes the process of estate planning or the legal process of transferring property owned by a deceased person to his or her living heirs and designated beneficiaries. Our attorney represents executors, personal representatives, family members, beneficiaries and other interested parties through the administration process.

We handle succession processes that include:

  • Paying creditors
  • Distributing property
  • Managing taxes
  • Handling additional obligations involved in probate or administration

Whenever necessary, we work with experts such as accountants and real estate agents.

Succession Disputes

In some situations, the family members may not agree on the decisions the decedent made in the will. Was the decedent coerced into giving a family member property? Has an individual breached a fiduciary duty? Will contests, trust disputes and other conflicts can arise. If they do, our law firm can engage in litigation on your behalf. We strive to arrive at efficient and favorable resolutions to these matters.

Are You a Beneficiary Who Needs Assistance Settling the Final Affairs of a Loved One's Estate? Contact a Lawyer in Jennings.

The Law Office of John E. Fitz-Gerald, L.L.C., provides compassionate, responsive and dependable legal representation. If you would like to learn more about our role in succession proceedings, call us at 337-494-1200 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.

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Law Office of John E. Fitz-Gerald, L.L.C.
1 Lakeshore Dr, Suite 1230
Lake Charles, LA 70629

Phone: 337-494-1200
Fax: 337-494-1009
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