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Estate Planning And Probate

If hard work and smart planning have helped you accumulate assets, it only makes sense to use that same smart approach to protect those assets and make sure they pass to your loved ones in the manner you choose. At Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry, our experienced estate planning lawyers provide our clients with personalized estate planning services, assisting them with everything from creating or updating wills to developing comprehensive business succession plans.

The estate planning attorneys in Lake Charles at Scofield, Gerard, Pohorelsky, Gallaugher & Landry work with a variety of clients who have an equally broad set of needs. Some have a solid sense of what they would like to achieve, while others appreciate our ability to help them develop a strategy that achieves their goals and provides a sense of security. We help our clients:

  • Minimize estate taxes
  • Create trusts to accomplish objectives and protect assets from misuse
  • Plan for the possibility of incapacity with powers of attorney and health care directives
  • Focus on wealth preservation issues such as succession plans for a family business, protection from creditors, and qualification for government benefits and services (Medicaid and Medicare planning)

After a loved one has passed, we assist executors in estate probate to comply with their fiduciary duties. Our wealth of litigation experience also gives us a perspective in helping beneficiaries who, for unfortunate reasons, find themselves in will challenges or breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits.

We invite you to get in touch with our estate planning and probate lawyers to schedule an appointment by calling 337-433-9436, or use our contact form. We will review your estate planning needs or assist you with probate administration or litigation. We work with clients throughout Southwest Louisiana from our office in Lake Charles.