Obituaries

Augustine Fields
B: 1944-04-16
D: 2018-01-06
View Details
Fields, Augustine
Dardnella Clark
B: 1954-12-29
D: 2018-01-05
View Details
Clark, Dardnella
August Turner
B: 1968-11-02
D: 2018-01-02
View Details
Turner, August
Juanita Grimes
B: 1939-02-01
D: 2018-01-01
View Details
Grimes, Juanita
Lennard Butler
B: 1934-04-09
D: 2017-12-31
View Details
Butler, Lennard
Glenn Mogilles
B: 1950-08-08
D: 2017-12-30
View Details
Mogilles, Glenn
Felmon Bethancourt
B: 1936-10-12
D: 2017-12-29
View Details
Bethancourt, Felmon
Jacqueline Oubre
B: 1951-12-19
D: 2017-12-28
View Details
Oubre, Jacqueline
Rosa Lee Priestley
B: 1952-04-01
D: 2017-12-27
View Details
Priestley, Rosa Lee
Charles Harris
B: 1939-01-28
D: 2017-12-25
View Details
Harris, Charles
Norris Pillette
B: 1952-11-24
D: 2017-12-25
View Details
Pillette, Norris
Malcolm August
B: 1967-03-25
D: 2017-12-21
View Details
August, Malcolm
Allan Sutherland
B: 1958-12-23
D: 2017-12-19
View Details
Sutherland, Allan
Carrie Terry
B: 1953-08-01
D: 2017-12-18
View Details
Terry, Carrie
Carlos Morris
B: 1950-09-15
D: 2017-12-15
View Details
Morris, Carlos
Onelia Williams
B: 1928-08-21
D: 2017-12-14
View Details
Williams, Onelia
Glenda Ester
B: 1958-08-26
D: 2017-12-12
View Details
Ester, Glenda
Elder Narcisse
B: 1948-05-31
D: 2017-12-10
View Details
Narcisse, Elder
Sheila Workman
B: 1953-12-06
D: 2017-12-10
View Details
Workman, Sheila
Stanley Vedol
B: 1953-09-17
D: 2017-12-05
View Details
Vedol, Stanley
Maxine Bell
B: 1948-07-16
D: 2017-11-30
View Details
Bell, Maxine

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
315 E Airline Hwy
Gramercy, LA 70052
Phone: 225.258.4039
Fax: 225.258.4041

Estate Settlement

Sometimes estate settlement is one of the hardest aspects of dealing with the death of a family member. This doesn't have to be the case if proper preparation of all estate documents took place prior to the death. If you have the services of an experienced estate lawyer at your disposal, there can be even less worry and strife.

What is Probate?

Probate: the official proving of a will. The probate process is intended to establish the legal validity of a will but it involves so much more than merely confirming that the signed, witnessed, and registered copy of a will is authentic.

The Probate Process

In addition to proving in a court of law that the deceased individual's will is valid, probate also declares the probate process also involves:

  • identifying and inventorying the deceased's personal and real property
  • having the property appraised
  • paying debts and taxes
  • distributing the remaining property as the will (or if there is no will, then state law) directs

What Happens When There is No Will

When someone dies without leaving a dated, signed and properly witnessed will, the court decides who should receive the deceased's assets. It won't matter what your familial relationships were really like; the state will award property and cash to the survivors based solely on their legal relationship to the deceased. This is called dying 'intestate'. Generally only spouses, common-law spouses, and blood relatives inherit under intestate succession laws. 

All this can be avoided, if you take care of things ahead of time. When you leave documents that clearly state who you wish to get your property and cash after you die, you better support your survivors in coming to terms with your death without leaving them with a lot of unnecessary distress.

Hiring an Attorney

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming experience and when you add in estate settlement issues, the months following the death can be much more than we bargained for. That's when it might be advantageous to hire an attorney.

When faced with this situation, it's best to turn to the experts in estate settlement.