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Family Law/Wills & Probate

Bastrop and Monroe, Louisiana divorce and estate planning law firm

Dealing with family law matters like divorce, child custody, support, and visitation can seem daunting. Equally difficult may be planning for taking care of your family after you are gone. You need a lawyer you can trust whose knowledge and experience will successfully guide you through these complex processes.

Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, has nearly 50 years of experience negotiating and litigating a broad spectrum of family law and estate matters. We offer practical, no-nonsense representation to divorcing couples and all clients planning for the future throughout Northeast Louisiana.

Formidable advocates for family law clients

Whether we are litigating in court or hammering out a settlement, you will find no greater advocate on your side.

We distinguish ourselves by delivering personalized legal services to each of our clients. You can rely on us to promptly answer questions, return phone calls, and to handle your matter with discretion.

We fully inform clients of all available options, and their advantages and disadvantages. Because of our extensive experience, we are able to tailor creative strategies to meet each client’s specific needs.

Our firm offers significant experience in the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce
  • Mediation
  • Post-judgment proceedings
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Spousal maintenance and support
  • Child support
  • Modifications
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Appeals
  • Adoptions

Louisiana wills and estate planning attorneys

Estate planning is critical to ensure assets are protected and clients’ final wishes are followed. Estate planning documents can provide assurance that valuable assets are sheltered, fewer taxes are paid, and probate costs are decreased. Proper estate planning is particularly important for business owners who want to control what happens to their enterprise after their death.

Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, in Bastrop, La., has extensive experience creating estate plans that include:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Spousal wills
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Charitable gift planning
  • Business succession plans

A little planning can protect your family and your business partners.

Following death, our firm expertly administers trusts and estates and shepherds estates through probate. We also handle any litigation that arises concerning a will or other final documents.

Call us with confidence

You owe it to yourself to see what the combined 135 years of courtroom experience at Rankin, Yeldell & Katz, A Professional Law Corporation, can do for you. We offer a risk-free, no-cost initial consultation on personal injury, auto accident, and SSD cases, and only charge you attorney fees when we recover on your claim.

We represent clients throughout Northeast Louisiana, including Bastrop, Monroe, Oak Grove, Farmerville, Rayville, Morehouse Parish, Ouachita Parish, Union Parish, West Carroll Parish, Richland Parish, Madison Parish, and East Carroll Parish.

Lawyers for your business. Lawyers for your life.


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  • Bastrop Office
    411 South Washington Street
    Bastrop, Louisiana 71220
    Phone: 318-239-4364
    Fax: 318-281-9819