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Baton Rouge Trusts and Estates Lawyer

Michael E. Botnick, Esq.
Michael E. Botnick, Esq.
mbotnick@gamb.law

Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

Consult with a Proven Baton Rouge Trusts and Estates Lawyer

The proven Baton Rouge estate lawyers at Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett are experienced in the effective resolution of estate lawsuits and claims as related to family estates and trusts. Baton Rouge estate attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general estate law, including but not limited to instances of estate bankruptcy, living trusts and retirement planning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Baton Rouge trusts and estates attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:

  • Baton Rouge Decedents Estate Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Estate Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Estate Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Family Trusts Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Living Trusts Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Powers of Attorney Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Retirement Planning Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Trust Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Unclaimed Property Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge Wealth Planning Lawyer

Experienced Baton Rouge Trust Attorney

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills; as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name him or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.

An experienced Baton Rouge estate lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a trusts and estates case.

Trusted Baton Rouge Estate Law Firm

The Baton Rouge estate attorneys at Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett are distinguished by a history of successful estate claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an estate dispute or if you need help with estate planning, contact the Baton Rouge estate lawyers at Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett in Louisiana.

Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

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Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett

One American Place
301 Main Street, Suite 1170
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
United States

Law Firm Contact: John Y. Pearce

Tel: 225.330.7852

Fax: 225.329.2850

Email: jpearce@gamb.law

Website: www.gamb.law

Member Since: 2009

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