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Andrea V. Morrison Lawyer

Andrea V. Morrison

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Accident & Injury, Estate, Real Estate, Employment, Business

Andrea Morrison is a practicing lawyer in the state of Louisiana specializing in Tax. Ms. Morrison received her LL.M. from the University of Alabama S... (more)

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225-434-0019

Mark  Lazarre Lawyer

Mark Lazarre

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Divorce & Family Law, Immigration, Estate, Accident & Injury

Based in Baton Rouge, Mark Lazarre of the Lazarre Law Firm provides exceptional legal representation to businesses and individuals across Louisiana. B... (more)

Dale Michael Maas Lawyer

Dale Michael Maas

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Estate, Real Estate, Business
Representing The General Public

Your legal needs are complex and the law is always changing. If you face a legal problem, it is important to have an experienced attorney working for ... (more)

Jonathan C. Harris Lawyer

Jonathan C. Harris

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Estate, Real Estate, Trusts, Wills & Probate

Jonathan Harris is a practicing lawyer in the state of Louisiana.

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225-387-1600

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Ralph  Tureau Lawyer

Ralph Tureau

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Accident & Injury, Business, Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, Estate

Ralph Tureau has over 45 years of courtroom experience. He is Licensed to practice in all state district courts of Louisiana and in the United States... (more)

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225-647-9999

Nicole Formeller Gould

Business Organization, Social Security -- Disability, Wills & Probate, Construction
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Daniel R. Atkinson

Wills & Probate, Banking & Finance, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice
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Ronald E. Stutes

Estate Planning, Wills, Estate, Wills & Probate
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David L. McDavid

Business Organization, Collection, Wills & Probate, Estate Planning
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Anne Richey Myles

Family Law, Estate Planning, Wills
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LEGAL TERMS

CURATOR

See conservator.

TRUST MERGER

Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separati... (more...)
Under a trust, the situation that occurs when the sole trustee and the sole beneficiary are the same person or institution. Then, there's no longer the separation between the trustee's legal ownership of trust property from the beneficiary's interest. The trust 'merges' and ceases to exist.

ANCILLARY PROBATE

A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are... (more...)
A probate proceeding conducted in a different state from the one the deceased person resided in at the time of death. Usually, ancillary probate proceedings are necessary if the deceased person owned real estate in another state.

SURROGATE COURT

See probate court.

BEQUEATH

A legal term sometimes used in wills that means 'leave' -- for example, 'I bequeath my garden tools to my brother-in-law, Buster Jenkins.'

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

DOWER AND CURTESY

A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') ... (more...)
A surviving spouse's right to receive a set portion of the deceased spouse's estate -- usually one-third to one-half. Dower (not to be confused with a 'dowry') refers to the portion to which a surviving wife is entitled, while curtesy refers to what a man may claim. Until recently, these amounts differed in a number of states. However, because discrimination on the basis of sex is now illegal in most cases, most states have abolished dower and curtesy and generally provide the same benefits regardless of sex -- and this amount is often known simply as the statutory share. Under certain circumstances, a living spouse may not be able to sell or convey property that is subject to the other spouse's dower and curtesy or statutory share rights.

ADMINISTRATION (OF AN ESTATE)

The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. I... (more...)
The court-supervised distribution of the probate estate of a deceased person. If there is a will that names an executor, that person manages the distribution. If not, the court appoints someone, who is generally known as the administrator. In some states, the person is called the 'personal representative' in either instance.

PROBATE

The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased pers... (more...)
The court process following a person's death that includes proving the authenticity of the deceased person's will appointing someone to handle the deceased person's affairs identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property paying debts and taxes identifying heirs, and distributing the deceased person's property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to state law. Formal court-supervised probate is a costly, time-consuming process -- a windfall for lawyers -- which is best avoided if possible.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Estate of Francis v. City of Rayne

In re Rayne City of et al.; Boulet, Daniel; Foreman, Mario; — Defendant(s); Applying for Writ of Certiorari and/or Review, Parish of Acadia, 15th Judicial District Court Div. D, No. 81532-D; to the Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, No. 07-359.

Samaha v. Rau

... Wright v. Louisiana Power & Light, 2006-1181 p. 17 (La.3/9/07), 951 So.2d 1058, 1070; King v. Parish National Bank, 2004-0337 p. 7 (La.10/19/04), 885 So.2d 540, 545; Jones v. Estate of Santiago, 2003-1424 p. 5 (La.4/14/04), 870 So.2d 1002, 1006. ...

Lozier v. Estate of Elmer

On October 26, 2001, plaintiff filed a "Petition to Recover Damages for Breach of Contract Against the Estate of William Jay Elmer and to Recover Payment of Wages Owed by the Estate of William Jay Elmer." In her petition, plaintiff asserts that William Elmer was her employer from ...