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Louisiana Estate Planning Package

$295 Louisiana Estate Planning Package Offer

My normal price for this entire LA Estate Planning Package is $400. For a limited time, I can assist you with all four documents, in the comfort of your home, hospital or nursing home, for just $295.* Please give me a call at 225-907-5280 to discuss your needs.

I have helped many people with figuring out their estate planning. Many of us neglect the four estate planning documents that I consider to be crucial. This Louisiana Estate Planning Package covers the major issues that all of us should prepare for in advance to make it easier on our loved ones in the future:

LOUISIANA LIVING WILL: The purpose of a Living Will is to state what type of life prolonging treatment should be given to you in the event of a terminal and irreversible condition. If you choose to die naturally in such a condition, you really should complete a LA Living WIll so that your family and doctors understand your wishes.

LOUISIANA DURABLE HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY: A Healthcare Power Of Attorney allows you to choose an agent to make medical decisions on your behalf, if you are incapable of making the decisions at the time. You can choose who should make those choices for you, knowing that your agent understands your desires. Since it is durable, the agent will be authorized to make decisions on your behalf, even if you become incapacitated.

LOUISIANA DURABLE FINANCIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY: A Financial Power Of Attorney allows your agent to handle your financial affairs in the event that you become incapable of managing them on your own. For instance, if you become hospitalized and unable to travel, your agent could handle your banking affairs on your behalf.

LOUISIANA LAST WILL & TESTAMENT: If you do not prepare a will in Louisiana, the state will decide what happens to your property upon death. The best way to avoid this, and needless litigation, is to prepare a Last Will & Testament

If you would like for me to visit you anywhere in the Greater Baton Rouge area 24/7 to discuss your estate planning needs, please give me a call at 225-907-5280.

 

 

* Simple Last Will & Testament only- no trusts. Does not include any fees to file documents with the Clerk Of Court or the Secretary of State.

** George Claud Tull IV is an attorney. Louisiana Bar Roll #31403. Home office located at 17043 East Rockbridge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70817.

*** George is also a Louisiana Notary Public. Notary ID #131706.

 

Louisiana Living Will

As a mobile notary serving the Greater Baton Rouge region,I have helped many people fill out a Louisiana Living Will. If you need help with your Living Will in Louisiana, please call me 24/7 at 225-907-5280. I can meet you in your home, hospital, nursing home, business or anywhere that it would be convenient.

Let’s talk about a Living Will. We will define it, explain what you can decide in it, how you can record or share it, the requirements of a valid Living Will in Louisiana, where you can get it drafted, and an example. Remember that if you have any questions at all, or need me to notarize your LA Living Will, you can always call me at 225-907-5280.

louisiana living willA Living Will is “a legal document that a person uses to make known his or her wishes regarding life prolonging medical treatments. It can also be referred to as an advance directive, health care directive, or a physician’s directive. A living will should not be confused with a living trust, which is a mechanism for holding and distributing a person’s assets to avoid probate. It is important to have a living will as it informs your health care providers and your family about your desires for medical treatment in the event you are not able to speak for yourself.”

With a Louisiana Living Will you can make many choices. You may decide that CPR should/should not be used to prolong your life, a ventilator, hydration, nutrition, dialysis and much more. With a Living Will, you are likely to die whether life sustaining treatment is used or not, so this is you chance to declare exactly what types of treatments should be used by your physician.

You should always store all original legal documents in s safe location. Many people will store their original Living Will in a safe deposit box or fire proof safe in their home. It is important that you let your family and friends know where it is stored. If you are in a hospital or nursing home, you should provide access of your original health care directives to the staff. In Louisiana you can also record your Living Will with the Secretary of State for a $20 fee.

A valid LA Living Will should be signed and dated by you. It should also be signed by two adult witnesses.

If you have complicated requests for your Living Will, you should really seek an attorney to have it drafted. If you can express your desires in the Living Will from the Secretary of State, then use this link to download the free Louisiana Living Will form from them. Another great Louisiana Living Will template that you can cheaply purchase is Five Wishes that you can find by clicking this link for more information.

Here is an example: John is 70 years old. John has terminal cancer and is expected to live less than a year. John wishes to die in peace at his retirement home in Baton Rouge. John does not want any medical procedures to be used to extend his life, including hydration or nutrition. John uses the free Living Will form from the Louisiana Secretary of State. He initials that he does not want hydration or nutrition used. He signs and dates it, and gets two adults to sign it as well. John then records the original at the Secretary of State, gives a copy to the staff, and lets his family know of his desire.

If I can help you with your Living Will in Louisiana, please call me at 225-907-5280.

 

 

Does A Will In Louisiana Have To Be Notarized?

Because Louisiana still operates under the Civil Law system,we are a unique state. Using a generic Will that you print off of the internet can be dangerous due to Louisiana’s specific requirements for Last Will and Testaments. One requirement that we have is that a Will in Louisiana must be notarized, unless it is an Olographic Will.

An Olographic Will is one that is written, dated, and signed by the testator. It must state that it is a Will, and the entire document must be in the handwriting of the testator. If it meets these requirements, an Olographic Will is valid in Louisiana, and there is no need for witnesses or a notary.

The problem is that making an Olographic Will is kind of like representing yourself in a murder trial. Unless you are a lawyer, it’s probably not a good idea. That’s why we have another form of a Will, a Notarial Will, that most people use. There are some special circumstances, but every Notarial Will in Louisiana requires a notary. The notary must sign and witness the signatures of the testator and the witnesses.

In short, a Last Will & Testament in Louisiana has to be notarized, unless you foolishly write your own Will.

If you need a Mobile Notary in the Greater Baton Rouge area to come to you to notarize your Last Will & Testament, please call George Tull at 225-907-5280.

Notarize Last Will & Testament In Baton Rouge

George Tull is available to visit you wherever you are to notarize your Last Will & Testament in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area. As a Mobile Notary Public serving East Baton Rouge and all surrounding parishes, George will make sure that your Last Will & Testament is signed by you and your witnesses, provide an extra copy for your records, and notarize it on the spot.

Here is a typical example: Let’s say that your mom is in a nursing home in Gonzales, Louisiana. She wants a Last Will & Testament, but she is no longer able to travel to meet with a notary. What are you going to do? The easy answer is to call George. George will visit you and your mom in the nursing home, get the will signed and notarized, and make sure that you and mom have a copy to keep. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

As an Attorney (Bar Roll # 31403), George can also assist you with the drafting of the will, if you need that service. Better yet, George can meet you anywhere, at any time!

If you are in the Baton Rouge area and need your Last Will & Testament notarized by a caring, helpful, and professional Baton Rouge Notary, please give George a call at 225-907-5280.