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Understanding The Importance Of Wills And Trusts

The number of legal documents that may be included in an estate plan can be a daunting list to tackle. Working with a skilled estate planning lawyer can help you identify which documents make sense for you and your family’s needs.

At Douglas C. Dominick, Attorney at Law, I have worked closely with people in Caddo Parish and DeSoto Parish seeking estate planning advice for more than 25 years. I focus on finding thoughtful solutions that benefit you and your loved ones at an affordable price.


A will is the document many people think of when they think of an estate plan. The will outlines where your assets will go after you pass away. For younger couples, a will may also name guardians who will care for your minor children.

Dying without a will means that you are dying intestate. The courts will resolve the distribution of your estate based on Louisiana’s intestate laws. This can create headaches for your loved ones and means the decisions made surrounding your estate may not reflect your wishes.

I will work with you to create a will that will help you accomplish your goals and better ensures your loved ones are taken care of in the future.


The second type of estate planning document you may want to consider are trusts. Trusts allow you to exercise greater control over when and how your beneficiaries receive your assets after you pass on.

There is a wide variety of different trusts that can help individuals achieve their wishes. I will take the time to sit down with you, identify your estate planning objectives and outline strategies designed specifically for you and your family.

Helping You Create Every Estate Planning Document You Need

Wills and trusts are important documents, but they are just the foundation for a successful, long-term estate plan. I can also help you establish living wills, guardianships and powers of attorney.

Speak with me in Vivian to discuss your options and to implement the strategies tailored to fit your unique circumstances. Schedule an appointment today at 318-383-3168 or by completing my contact form.