Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

Attorneys at Bienvenu, Foco & Viator, LLC are experienced in both formulating efficient estate plans for clients and litigating controversies that unfortunately arise during the administration of the estate.

Our team of attorneys provide a wide range of estate planning services for individuals, including the drafting of last wills and testaments, healthcare directives, powers of attorney, and trusts. Our attorneys understand that having clarity in a client’s estate plan is the key to avoiding costly succession proceedings. We work hand in hand with clients to provide personalized advice and legal services for each client’s individualized goals and needs. Our attorneys also have experience in reviewing current estate planning documentation in the event questions arise, and making the necessary modifications to accomplish the client’s goals.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients in the implementation of their estate plans by probating wills or otherwise initiating the succession process. In the event there is no will, our attorneys will assist in completing the succession to ensure the distribution of property in accordance with Louisiana law. Whether the client is an executor of the estate, heir, surviving spouse, or has some other interest in the estate, our attorneys will guide them through the process.

Our attorneys also have particular experience with representing trustees of trusts in managing and distributing trust assets, as well as beneficiaries of trusts in protecting their rights to trust assets. We are likewise familiar with powers of attorneys, and have represented agents and principals appointed via powers of attorneys, both before and after lawsuits have been filed.

Whether you are interested in estate planning services, are in need of an attorney to walk you through the succession process, or are seeking help in asserting your rights in relation to a trust, the attorneys at Bienvenu, Foco & Viator are ready to assist.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.
  • Representation of clients appointed as agent-in-fact pursuant to powers of attorney and subsequently sued under Louisiana’s “Action to Review” statute.
  • Representation of spouses in review of pre-existing estate plans and subsequent modification of same
  • Representation of clients in succession and probate matters of all sizes.
  • Representation of trustees in disputes over trust funding and management.
  • Representation of families in eldercare and interdiction matters.