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Louisiana Estate Planning Laws

Legally speaking, an estate refers to all of a person’s property -- from personal possessions to businesses and real estate. And a will is a person’s plan for what should happen to his or her estate after he or she dies. Estate planning laws set out requirements for creating a valid will, identify methods for declaring your wishes regarding life-prolonging medical procedures, and describe the probate process in Louisiana. This section provides resources on creating wills and powers of attorney in the Bayou States as well as information on estate taxes and how probate (the process of executing a will) works.

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