The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana

GeauxPlans is especially designed to be a 100% safe source for online estate planning forms in Louisiana. 

Online Estate Planning in Louisiana is a Box of Chocolates

Estate planning online in Louisiana is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get, so you have to be careful!

It’s almost impossible to know whether it’s safe to obtain an estate planning form online. If there is a problem with the online estate planning form, it will not likely be discovered until it’s too late to fix it! This is the reason GeauxPlans was created – to be a trusted source for online estate planning in Louisiana.

What Not to Do When Estate Planning Online in Louisiana

Here is the law stuff, so skip this section if you aren’t interest in hearing about a real case.

The number one source of estate planning litigation is thinking you are “all set,” when you really are not (meaning you have defective documents and you just don’t know it yet).

Louisiana case law is riddled with “bad will” cases. A good example is In Re the Succession of John Robert Biscamp, 16-673 (La. App. 3 Cir. 02/01/17).  In this case, a Louisiana Court issued a dire warning about the use of online estate planning forms in Louisiana.

The facts of the Biscamp case involved Mr. John Robert Biscamp who downloaded an online estate planning form and used it to disinherit his children. After Mr. Biscamp died, his children had nothing to lose, so they challenged the will. The will was struck down because it was invalid under Louisiana law.

Every state has different form requirements for Wills. Like most things in Louisiana, we are “different” and it’s harder to meet the requirements of Louisiana law.

Fast forward, and the estate planning attorney who litigated the case on behalf of the children of Mr. Biscamp later founded GeauxPlans. That’s us.

You have to be careful across the board. Even a form from a reputable source can be rendered invalid if not signed properly. The testament below is from willing.com and was executed improperly without a full signature on the bottom of each separate page – not just at the end. The missing signature renders this online estate planning form legally invalid in Louisiana.

Estate Planning Online

Let’s face it. Online estate planning forms are widespread, readily available, and sometimes free! The temptation to use online estate planning forms is too great to be ignored. Here lies the problem. GeauxPlans is the solution for Louisiana.

The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana

GeauxPlans was founded by a Louisiana estate planning attorney who is certified as a specialist in estate planning by the Louisiana State Board of Legal Specializaton.

GeauxPlans estate planning forms are tailor-made to comply with the particular requirements of Louisiana law, as well as address some of the unique issues presented in Louisiana, including usufruct, forced heirship, collation, and prohibited substitutions among others.

GeauxPlans documents are more comprehensive than any other online estate planning forms and the documents are maintained and used in the actual practice of law by a Louisiana estate planning law firm. GeauxPlans is not a law firm per se, but GeauxPlans online estate planning forms are top-shelf law firm grade.

There is no better source for Louisiana estate planning forms.  Unlike other platforms that purport to be valid in all 50 states –  GeauxPlans is made in Louisiana for Louisiana!  

Get A GeauxPlan!

With GeauxPlans, you can safely prepare your own estate plan in Louisiana without an attorney (or attorney fees)! Rest easy knowing everything you own and everyone you love are safe and secure.

GeauxPlans is also backed by a Triple Guaranty!

  • Free changes to your GeauxPlan for 30 days.
  • Free estate planning strategy session with an affiliated Louisiana estate planning attorney.
  • 100% credit of your GeauxPlan fee toward an Advanced Estate Plan with an affiliated law firm.

Remember, knowing isn’t enough. You have to ACT. Procrastination is the silent killer of estate plans.

If you aren’t sure where to start, take the quiz below to learn which GeauxPlan may be right for you. Once you’ve found what you need, then just start your GeauxPlan!

The sooner you start, the sooner you can get back to that gumbo. Let’s Geaux!

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Tell us about yourself and we'll match you with the right plan!
#1 Choose Your State

If you spend time in more than one state, use the state where you are registered to vote, or maintain a driver's license, or intend to return if you are temporarily residing in another state.

#2 Are you married?
#3 Do you want to plan for what happens when you die?

You get to decide who's in control after you die, who gets your assets, and when, as well as who cares for children, etc.

#4 Do you own any real estate in the state of Louisiana?
#5 OK, so probate will be required in Louisiana. It's a bit more work, but do you want to avoid the probate process by transferring your assets to a Living Trust?

GeauxPlans can walk you through the process - step by step.

#5 Do you own probate assets worth more than $125,000?

Probate assets include property that passes by beneficiary designation or that isn't already in a trust. Put another way, probate assets do not include life insurance or annuity proceeds (unless your estate is the beneficiary), retirement assets, usufruct or life estate property, and other assets with named beneficiaries, such pay on death accounts.

#6 Do you have any minor children?

Include both biological and legally adopted children.

The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana
The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana
The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana
#4 If you lose capacity, do you want someone you trust to make financial or healthcare decisions for you?

Incapacity can result from any of the following:

  • Accidents
  • Injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Anything that can cause you from acting on your own behalf, whether temporarily or permanently

If something happens to you, someone should be able to make medical and financial decisions for you, like taking care of bills and other financial obligations, consenting to medical procedures, making care arrangements, and accessing proctected health information.

The Best Solution for Online Estate Planning in Louisiana
#5 Do you need authority to make financial or medical decisions for another person?

For example, a college student who is no longer a minor, or an elderly person (perhaps a parent) may need assistance with financial or medical decisions.

#6 Do you seek privacy or improved control of your assets during life?

For example, do you wish to:

  • Minimize or avoid any public record or information about personal assets?
  • Shield any public information from creditors or predators?
  • Keep assets segregated as separate property in the event of a second marriage?
#7 It sounds like you need some advice.

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