Successions, Wills And Probate Attorneys

If you think you need a Louisiana succession attorney, it’s probably because a relative or someone who was close to you has died. For Louisiana residents there are very important rules which much be followed when writing a will or handling a succession proceeding.
If you are looking for a succession, wills or probate attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana please call us. The law firm of Greenberg and LaPeyronnie has extensive experience handling these cases with the utmost sensitivity as well as the attention to detail needed for a successful outcome.

Wills, Probate and Succession Law in Louisiana

At some point in our lives, we start to think of what will happen to our assets when our time here is gone. It is prudent for all of us to consider writing a will so that we can direct who will be entitled to our assets upon our death. Considerations include protecting family and loved ones and those special causes each of us may have. A last will and testament can be written to ensure that your wishes are carried out at the time of your death.

In Louisiana, we have three ways to handle a succession or probate proceeding:

  • Use of a simple placing into possession. Although not simple, this is a process which can be used if an estate is relatively free from debt and all heirs or legatees are in agreement regarding the handling of the estate.
  • Independent administration. A relatively new procedure called independent administration allows an independent administrator to handle more complex successions in a much more efficient manner than handled in the past.
  • Administered succession. The third option is the traditional administered succession which provides safeguards for those more complex succession proceedings.
    The attorneys of Greenberg and LaPeyronnie, LLC routinely compose last wills and testaments for their clients and have handled and litigated all types of succession or probate proceedings. Their wide range of knowledge concerning succession law and other areas of the law allow them to provide efficient and effective representation in their handling of these matters.

Admiralty And Maritime Law

New Orleans has long served as one of America’s busiest and most important port cities. Countless river and sea-going vessels transit our city every year and the workers and seamen who staff them have special rights to protect them. If you are injured on a boat, vessel or oil rig, you need a local New Orleans admiralty and maritime attorney who has extensive experience with the Jones Act.

Understanding Admiralty and Maritime Law

Working on the open sea or inland waterways can be a dangerous occupation. And when working on a vessel or oil rig, the law provides special remedies for you because of the responsibilities imposed upon you as a seaman.

This danger can end in tragedy if your employer fails to minimize your risks and calls upon you to place yourself in danger when doing your job. From loose rigging to unseaworthy vessels, your company may have put their interests ahead of your well being.

Jones Act Protection for Seamen

If you are injured while traveling to or from your job, working on a vessel or an oil rig, you should seek experienced representation from a local New Orleans based law firm. Seamen have claims pursuant to the Jones Act, a federal statute which creates certain rights and remedies specific to them.

Maritime and Jones Act claims include:

  • Jones Act/Seamen Injuries
  • Section 905 (b) Longshoremen Claims
  • Oil Rig and Platform Worker Claims
  • Barge Workers and Crews
  • Jack Up Rig Workers and Crews
  • Supply Boat Workers and Crews
  • Offshore Platform Workers

Injured maritime workers have relied on the Jones Act for decades when the need for a uniform law to protect the rights of seamen and offshore workers injured at sea became so great that Congress was forced to act. Workers who are injured on a vessel on a navigable waterway within the scope and course of their job can rely on the Jones Act in order to hold an employer accountable for their injuries and resulting damages.