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Pamela N. Breedlove

Pamela N. Breedlove has been licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Georgia since 1992. The first fifteen years of her practice was primarily litigation oriented, including medical malpractice defense, commercial litigation, defense of municipalities and individual employees against federal and state constitutional and tort claims, employment litigation, family law, successions, and general litigation.

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Civil & Family Mediation

Mediation provides an opportunity to settle legal disputes without traditional litigation. It saves time and money, and in many cases, makes it possible to continue relationships once a dispute is resolved. This is why mediation is such a popular option for resolving civil and family disputes.

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Police & Fire Civil Service Law

Police and firefighters are viewed as authority figures in every community. They risk their lives to protect those of the citizens. Unfortunately, police officers and firefighters sometimes are accused of making mistakes and need legal representation.

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What You Should Know About Wills & Successions in Shreveport LA

The laws regarding wills and successions in Shreveport Louisiana are different than in other jurisdictions. The state of Louisiana has very strict laws determining the distribution of property after an individual has died. Regardless of how much money or property an individual owns, everyone should have a Last Will and Testament if they wish to have any control over what happens to their property upon their death. If you are interested in planning for your passing and have questions regarding wills and successions in Shreveport Louisiana, you should contact a local wills and successions attorney for a consultation.

A will is a legal document indicating how you wish your property to be distributed upon your death. Without a will, you property will be distributed according to Louisiana intestate laws. While your will allows you to have more control over who receives your property than if you didn’t have one, children who are permanently disabled or under the age of 24 are considered “forced heirs” and cannot be disinherited in your will.

In your will, you can also:

  • name a guardian/tutor for minor children;
  • create a trust for grandchildren, special needs or spendthrift heirs;
  • make provisions to save estate taxes for larger estates.

The legal process referred to as probate in other states, is called succession in Louisiana. Succession refers to the process of settling the deceased’s estate and distributing the property after any debts are paid. Succession is also used to refer to the decedent’s estate. In Louisiana, some types of property are not considered part of your succession. For example, property that is paid directly to a named payee by a third party like an IRA or 401(k) is not subjected to succession proceedings, so it is important to make sure your beneficiary designations are up to date.