Everyone Can Benefit From An Estate Plan

Who will get your home, your family heirlooms and your other assets after you pass away? What if you are disabled and can't make medical decisions or communicate your health care wishes? Will your money and property go to your spouse or your children? What if you are remarried with children from a prior relationship?

I am attorney Gregory S. Johnson. For over 16 years I have been serving the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I will answer these questions for you and help you use a few simple estate planning documents to make sure your wishes are met.

  • Wills let you designate who receives your property upon your death
  • Trusts let you protect property and assets for spouses, children or other loved ones
  • Power of attorney is a document that names another person to manage your finances on your behalf
  • Advance directives or living wills allow you to name a trusted person to make health decisions on your behalf and communicate your end-of-life health care wishes

I take my role as lawyer and counselor seriously. When drafting your estate plan, I have one goal: to help you achieve your long-term goals.

Did You Get Divorced? Are You Getting Remarried? It's Time To Update Your Estate Plan.

People often have estate plans drafted then forget about them. While it's great you took the initiative and had an estate plan created, it won't do you any good - and could actually work against you - if you don't keep it up to date.

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An estate plan is a living document. It needs to be updated to reflect your life.

Common life events that require an update to your estate plan include:

  • Divorce
  • Marriage, especially remarriage when minor children are involved
  • The birth or death of a child or spouse
  • Illness or disability of a spouse or child
  • The acquisition or sale of large properties or a business

If you've experienced any of the above life events, your estate plan may be out of date. I will review your current estate planning documents, identify areas that need updates, and then work with you to make sure your estate plan reflects your life and your long-term goals.

No matter how old or young, whether you earn a modest living or have great wealth - everyone can benefit from an estate plan. For help with estate planning, contact my firm. Consultations are free.