Caring Advice And Support Through Succession/Probate

Coping with the loss of a loved one is one of the greatest challenges we encounter in life. While we are dealing with overwhelming sadness, many issues arise that we would rather not deal with. Funeral arrangements, hospital bills and other financial matters just don't seem important. Unfortunately, someone has to take care of these affairs.

At H.L. Harper & Associates, our hearts go out to you if you have recently lost a family member. We are here to provide you with advice and support during this difficult time.

If your loved one had an estate plan in place, our lawyers are prepared to help you interpret and administer the will and any other documents. The process of administering a person's estate after death is called "succession," though it is commonly known as "probate" in most other states.

Did Your Family Member Have A Will?

If your family member had a will, an estate administrator or "executor" will be named in it. This person will be responsible for overseeing the distribution of the estate's assets. This can be overwhelming for most people, especially if their loved one's death was unexpected. Our caring and compassionate attorneys know that this is a difficult time, and we will help you through every step of the process. A list of the deceased's assets will need to be compiled and various documents will need to be gathered. Then, our lawyers will take over and handle the drafting and filing of the succession, as well as the transfer of property to the beneficiaries.

What Is A Contested Will?

Sometimes people come to us with questions about estate planning documents that were drafted just before a family member's death. If you are worried about why a will was changed when your loved one was ill, or you have any other questions or concerns, contact our knowledgeable lawyers for answers and advice. You may want to contest the will if you believe your loved one was taken advantage of and you have sufficient proof.

Set Up A Free Initial Consultation To Learn More

For caring and capable representation from our New Orleans and Dallas successions attorneys contact H.L. Harper & Associates at 504-541-6976. We offer free initial consultations and flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends by request. We serve clients throughout the New Orleans, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas, metropolitan areas.

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