Jimmy D. Long, Jr., J.D.
Board Certified Estate Planning Attorney
The Law Office of Jimmy D. Long, Jr. is proud to offer comprehensive estate planning, long term care, business planning, and probate services to clients throughout North, West, and Central Louisiana, including Natchitoches Parish, Sabine Parish, DeSoto Parish, Red River Parish, Vernon Parish, Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, and Winn Parish. We serve clients in Natchitoches, Alexandria, Many, Zwolle, Mansfield, Coushatta, Leesville, Colfax, Winnfield, and surrounding areas. Whatever your needs and goals may be, we will take the time to create a customized plan that meets your specifications.
Why Do You Need an Estate Plan?
If you have valuable assets and/or people who depend on you for support, estate planning is not a topic you can afford to ignore. Without an appropriate estate plan in place, your assets and loved ones don’t have the protection they need in the event of your death or disability. However, a customized estate plan ensures that everything you own will be managed during your lifetime and distributed at your death in accordance with your wishes, and that your loved ones will have the financial resources they need to continue thriving.
Estate Planning Basics
The purpose of an estate plan is to provide for the proper management of your assets during your lifetime, and to leave instructions for the distribution or continued management of your assets in the event of your death. Estate planning may also cover other important issues, such as providing guardians for minor children, instructions for the continuation of business activities, or protecting assets from creditors, particularly the state in the event of a Medicaid lien following a nursing home stay. While some estate plans are highly complicated and include multiple tools, such as trusts, others are basic and include only a will.
Creating a Customized Plan
Because estate plans are so important and can include so many different tools, it is essential to create a plan that meets your unique needs. Board Certified Estate Planning Attorney Jimmy D. Long, Jr. has extensive experience creating estate plans for all types of clients, and he can help you construct a plan based on the specifics of your situation and estate planning goals.
If you are interested in creating an estate plan or learning more about our services, please contact our office today.