Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament is the most important component of estate planning. A Last Will and Testament is a legal document created by a testator. The Last Will and Testament should express how the testator’s property is to be distributed and who the testator’s property is to be distributed to upon the testator’s death. A Last Will and Testament will name an executor, who will manage the estate until its final distribution. A Last Will and Testament may also name a guardian for minor children.

Without a Last Will and Testament, a person’s estate is distributed to the person’s legal heirs. Many people are surprised to learn who will inherit their property if they do not have a Last Will and Testament.

Last Will Without Having Children

Last Will With Having Children

A Last Will and Testament must be valid. This means the Last Will and Testament must meet Louisiana’s laws and rules for a valid Last Will and Testament. If a Last Will and Testament does not meet Louisiana’s specific requirements, the Last Will and Testament will not be valid, and your estate will be distributed to your legal heirs.

Ted W. Hoyt and Jena Kyle Wynne can help you prepare your Last Will and Testament.