Bell City, Louisiana Estate Planning Lawyers

Linda S. Melancon
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Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(225) 744-0027 1135 Lakeshore Drive
6th Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
Linda S. Melancon is an attorney practicing in the areas of Estate Planning,
Elder Law, Medicaid and VA benefit’s planning, Special Needs Planning, and Estate
Administration (Probate, Successions and Trust Administration).
Linda is a Board Certified Estate Planning and Administration Specialist, certified by the
Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. She is also accredited by the Veterans Administration to
give advice regarding veterans’ benefits.

Linda graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University with a double major in business
administration and history and then attended Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law
Center where she graduated with her law degree in 1997.

While in law school, Linda received the Order...
Michael Scott Ogden
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Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(337) 436-3332 130 W. Kirby St.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Scott was recently selected as a 2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star, awarded to 2.5% of attorneys under 40. He was selected for the 2016 and 2017 “Top 10 under 40” award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, as well as the 2016 and 2017 Louisiana “10 Best Attorneys” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for client satisfaction. He was also named as a Louisiana top 10 Attorney by Attorney and Practice Magazine for 2017.

Scott graduated cum laude from the Paul M. Hebert LSU Law center in 2015. During law school, Scott prepared for a career...
Michael Carleton
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Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 433-6328 Suite 1750
One Lakeshore Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70629
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Over 20 years in general civil practice focusing primarily on real estate and business work but with experience in number of other legal fields including litigation , succession/probate, and oil and gas.
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(337) 433-1621 1111 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(337) 439-1233 405 W College St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Estate Planning, Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(337) 478-8595 PO Box 4886
Lake Charles, LA 70606
Estate Planning, Business, Securities and Tax
New York Law School and Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 1 year experience
(337) 439-3939 626 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Southern University Law Center
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 478-8383 125 W School St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 494-5500 1801 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 436-1600 1807 Lake St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 439-6473 702 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 433-0022 713 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(337) 474-5624 PO Box 6391
Lake Charles, LA 70606
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 433-0022 713 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 436-8401 518 Pujo St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 433-0234 1777 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 439-2033 630 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 439-2033 630 Kirby St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 433-0234 1777 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 433-1748 231 Harrison St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 562-1116 4830 Lake St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Lake Charles, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 478-5208 4830 Lake St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Welsh, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 734-2811 206 S Adams St
Welsh, LA 70591
Estate Planning
Michael Holmes
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Kinder, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(337) 738-2568 528 North Ninth Street
Kinder, LA 70648
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Allen Parish Wills & Successions Attorney
Bhyllie Mouton
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Rayne, LA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(337) 334-7000 905 THE BOULEVARD
Rayne, LA 70578
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Southern University Law Center
I was a paralegal for more than 20 years when I decided to go to law school. I now practice in the same firm with my brother who has owned the firm since 1995.

We make no claim to possess a certain personality trait. We listen to each person's needs and take the best care possible to tend to their particular issues.
Sulphur, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(337) 625-9077 3801 Maplewood Dr
Sulphur, LA 70663
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Sulphur, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 527-7071 208 E Napoleon St
Sulphur, LA 70663
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Rayne, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 334-5156 800 N Polk St
Rayne, LA 70578
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Jennings, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 824-3140 431 Lincoln Dr
Jennings, LA 70546
Estate Planning
Jennings, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 824-7380 302 E Nezpique St
Jennings, LA 70546
Estate Planning
Kinder, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 738-2568 528 N 9th St
Kinder, LA 70648
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Eunice, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 457-9331 440 N 2nd St
Eunice, LA 70535
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kaplan, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 643-7100 309 N Irving Ave
Kaplan, LA 70548
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sulphur, LA Estate Planning Attorney
(337) 527-6388 1523 Cypress St
Sulphur, LA 70663
Estate Planning
Sulphur, LA Estate Planning Lawyer
(337) 527-5278 1003 S Huntington St
Sulphur, LA 70663
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Adam Granville Young
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Lafayette, LA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(337) 376-2813 315 S College Rd #163
Lafayette, LA 70503
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Tax
Tulane University
Adam Young grew up in Abbeville, Louisiana and attended Tulane University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor degree in 2005. Following graduation, Adam worked for law firms and companies in the Oil & Gas industry in Louisiana, gaining business law experience that he has transferred to his own practice. He has experience in bankruptcy law, in which he focuses on complex bankruptcy situations. Adam is a member of the Bankruptcy Section of the Louisiana Bar Association, as well as the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Additionally, he has extensive experience representing clients in divorce and family law cases,...
Tiffany L Ratliff
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Leesville, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(337) 397-4872 109 S. 3rd Street
Leesville, LA 71446
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Southern University Law Center
Con Cotter
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Lafayette, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
315 South College
Suite 163
Lafayette, LA 70503
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Tax
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Con has a wide range of experience with business transactions, commercial litigation, federal and state tax law, and wealth transfer planning. He serves clients in various business sectors including energy, healthcare, real estate, and internet technology.
Tara Elwell
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Lafayette, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(337) 322-3920 1106 Coolidge St.
P.O. Box 80816
Lafayette, LA 70598
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Loyola University New Orleans
Jerome Andries
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Alexandria, LA Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(318) 229-1608 1330 Jackson Street
Suite C
Alexandria, LA 71301
Estate Planning
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.