Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland
401 Edwards Street, Suite 1600
Shreveport, LA 71101
Paul A. Strickland
The proven Shreveport wills lawyers Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland are experienced in the effective resolution of wills lawsuits as related to a person’s Last Will and Testament in Louisiana. Shreveport wills attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general wills law, including but not limited to living wills, cases of contested wills and missing heir searches in Shreveport, Louisiana. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Shreveport wills lawyer.
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Wills are the most common way for people to state their preferences about how their estates should be handled after their deaths. Many people use their wills to express their deepest sentiments toward their loved ones. A well-written will eases the transition for survivors by transferring property quickly and avoiding many tax burdens. Despite these advantages, many estimates figure that at least seventy percent of Americans do not have valid wills. While it is difficult to contemplate mortality, many people find that great peace of mind results from putting their affairs in order.
Wills vary from extremely simple single-page documents to elaborate volumes, depending on the estate size and preferences of the person making the will (the "testator"). Wills describe the estate, the people who will receive specific property (the "devisees"), and even special instructions about care of minor children, gifts to charity, and formation of posthumous trusts. Many people choose to disinherit people who might usually be expected to receive property. For all these examples, the testator must follow the legal rules for wills in order to make the document effective.
The Shreveport wills attorneys at Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland are distinguished by a history of successful will claim recoveries. For experienced representation in a will dispute or for assistance drafting a will, contact the Shreveport will lawyers at Hargrove, Smelley & Strickland in Louisiana.