8 11, 2019

Avoiding Probate on Promissory Notes and Mortgages: It’s More Important Than You Might Think

By | 2019-11-08T15:36:59-06:00 November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

meeting with my Louisiana Estate Planning clients, I sometimes encounter clients who have lent money to family, friends, and others.  A legal agreement, usually a mortgage or promissory note, evidences the financial obligation for the loan recipient. In the mortgage or note, the debtor promises to pay back the loan with interest over some predetermined time period. This works well when payments to service these loans continue and when the creditor is still alive. But what happens when the creditor dies? Often, the debtor mistakenly believes that their legal obligation is over. Clearly this is not the case. After the [...]