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Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC

5.0
18 reviews
(Estate Planning Law)
 14279 LA-73, Prairieville, LA 70769

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5on Facebook, Feb 16, 2017
Linda Melancon and her excellent staff have been an incredible resource for me over the last year, as my father's health was declining. He hadn't done any planning, and needed physical rehab after a bad fall and to move to a nursing home; despite many trips home to New Orleans, arrangements were difficult from NYC where I live. Linda and Jennifer went out of their way to help us get a durable power of attorney and healthcare power of attorney drafted on short notice, and helped me navigate the complicated options for his care and financial needs that were very complicated and kept changing from month to month.
Linda's kindness and amazing knowledge of the law were surpassed only by her ability to clearly communicate various strategies and what the pros and cons would be. I could not have gotten through the last year without her help and wisdom.
I would highly encourage anyone to look to the Legacy Center for any legal or financial elder care and planning issues they find themselves facing. Larger law firms were not really a good fit and I'm lucky that I was referred to Linda and her team.
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5on Premier, Feb 19, 2017
Linda handled the estate planning for our family which included wills and a trust. She explained our options clearly and helped make this somewhat formidable task manageable. We could not have done it without her. I recommend her to anyone seeking assistance with estate planning needs. more »
5on Premier, May 17, 2017
5 STAR! Linda and her staff were very efficient, friendly and informative. They helped with every aspect of our estate planning. Their service was impeccable. Many thanks! more »
5on Facebook, Jun 09, 2017
Linda has helped guide us through the tangled web of resources and pitfalls associated with the care and planning of our elderly family. The astute planning by Linda and the extraordinary patience and care provided by Hope and the rest of the staff have made the responsibilities far less daunting and has given us a greater sense of comfort regarding the needs facing our family and the resources available to meet those needs. It was a real coup finding Linda. more »
5on Premier, Feb 26, 2017
We have been extremely pleased with our experience with Linda and the Legacy Staff. Their knowledge in estate planning, wills, and their effect on Veterans benefits were exceedingly helpful in guiding our family through the many potential pitfalls in the VA system if not properly handled.
Our original goal was to seek VA benefits for my father, but once we were informed of all the requirements we ended up rewriting my parents will and adjusting their estate planning. You still have to make the final decision, but Legacy can give you all of the facts.

All of our questions were answered in a timely manner, we could not have been more please. Our Family will continue to use Legacy and we would recommend Legacy if you need assistance for your will, estate planning , and in our case VA Benefits.
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5on Google, May 19, 2017
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5on Facebook, Mar 11, 2017
Such a fantastic group that love their community and are so dedicated! Such a blessing to have them in my life. more »
Business Response:
Thanks for the nice comments, Tristy. It was great to meet you and if we can be of any help, please feel free to contact us!
5on Premier, Jan 11, 2017
The Legacy Center was highly recommended to me when I had questions about my mother's estate planning. We attended a seminar about long term planning and I was concerned that my mother would be overwhelmed with the information. Linda was excellent about explaining everything and afterwards, wanted to set up a follow up. During the follow up, again Linda did a great job explaining everything to my mother and siblings. The entire family now feels comfortable knowing that we have taken the necessary steps to ensure our mother will have the proper care she earned and deserves.
Thanks again to Linda and the staff at Legacy Estate and Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC.
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5on Premier, Jan 07, 2017
My wife and I met Linda several years ago, when we were looking for help with my disabled brother and nursing home resident father. She presented a seminar on Eldercare, Elder Law, and Veterans benefits. Her professionalism and depth of knowledge impressed us. On our first appointment, she solved our problems and guided us in the correct path to secure my father Veterans benefits which he had earned and sorely needed. She also provided much needed guidance on ways to handle my brother’s finances in his future.

At that meeting we also gained a new friend in our lives. Besides Linda’s kindness and thoughtfulness, we found an immediate rapport which has turned into a lasting friendship. We have worked with Linda on our wills, financial planning, and other issues. We have been happy to recommend her to our friend and neighbors.

We still consult with Linda about my brother’s finances. We were thrilled to meet Hope Himel-Benson, LCSW, who has joined the staff as Director of Life Care Services. She will be an important source of help for us with our long term needs as well as those of my brother.

Thanks Linda and Hope for being here for us.
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5on Premier, Jan 07, 2017
Many years ago, when my husband and I began preparing for our future retirement, we decided to seek the advice of an Estate Planning Professional. At that time, we knew that we NEEDED TO DO SOMETHINGbut…did not know WHERE TO START.
Because we were new to the Ascension Parish community, we did our “homework” and started searching for an expert who was credentialed in Law, Elder Law, Estate Management and Veterans Benefits. At that time, what became so apparent was how often we actually encountered you, either in person, in print, or, in referrals.
With much confidence, we decided to schedule our “First Appointment”. We left that appointment knowing that we had made the right decision in choosing you and the Legacy Center.
Now, after many years, we just seem to rest comfortably knowing that because of your knowledge of all legal issues significant to us, and, because of the addition of your new Director of Life Care Services, Hope Himel-Benson, our wishes and plans for our senior years will always be protected.
We are confident that God blessed us when He sent you into our lives. My husband and I look upon our relationship with you and your staff not only as learned professionals, but also as very close and lasting friends.
With gratitude and love…
Kathleen Gaudet
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5on Premier, Dec 31, 2016
Could not have asked for a better attorney. My husband and I had some legal questions . Linda and her staff were quick to get us in for a consultation. She was knowledgeable, professional, caring and quick. Highly recommend her! Thanks for everything!! more »
5on Premier, Dec 29, 2016
Linda helped us with a trust for my son with special needs by helping to preserve his Medicaid benefits. Following a settlement from a lawsuit, we were overwhelmed with the decisions to be made to protect his Medicaid Waiver services and had no idea where to start. I questioned and was very concerned about the alarming advice received from several other attorneys. But, within 15 minutes of sitting down with Linda, this immense weight was lifted off our shoulders. Linda took the time and knew just the right words to translate the legal process in a manner that was easy to understand. She helped us get the work done quickly and reasonably.

Even more than that, she was kind and thoughtful in how she interacted with my special needs son. He gets so little compassion from most others, and as a mom whose life centers around him, Linda’s compassion towards him meant everything to me.

What was most surprising to me was the our lawyer in the settlement was so impressed with Linda’s knowledge and experience when he had to argue counter to her in a separate courtroom matter of his, that he recommended Linda handle this matter for us.
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5on Premier, Dec 28, 2016
Very professional, yet very friendly and caring services! We are totally pleased! more »
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5on Facebook, Nov 21, 2016
Linda, Jennifer, Lisa & Hope provide a Legacy for your legal needs! more »
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Legacy Estate & Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC, serving clients in the Baton Rouge area, is a life care planning law firm, owned by Linda S. Melancon, Attorney at Law, that provides legal services in Louisiana in the areas of estate planning, elder law, special needs planning and probate/ estate administration. Its mission is to help Louisiana families leave a lasting legacy through proper planning. If you are located in Baton Rouge, Prairieville, St. James, Ascension, Iberville, Assumption, or elsewhere in Louisiana; you are best served by a Louisiana law firm.more »

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