Christie Tournet

Christie Tournet

Wills, Estates, and Probate Attorney - Mandeville, LA
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  • Louisiana
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With extensive experience in real estate and business management, Christie Tournet & Associates is the consummate business, estate planning, and successions/probate firm. Christie views legal issues through a unique lens and becomes a trusted legal and business adviser.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Christie Tournet & Associates, LLC
- Current
Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr Smith, APLC
Estate planning, succession, real estate, construction and employment defense
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (2010) | Civil Law
Honors: Probate Highest Grade Award, LaNasa-Greco Scholarship
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Loyola University New Orleans
B.B.A. (2003) | Economics, International Business, Spanish
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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The Loyola Law Excellence Award in Probate
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar Association
- Current
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22nd JDC Bar
- Current
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American Inns of Court
- Current
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North Shore Estate Planning Council
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Louisiana New Home Warranty Act & The LREC Disclosure Form
CRES Insurance
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
Louisiana Statewide Notary Public Commission
State of Louisiana
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Legal Answers
137 Questions Answered
Q. If a parent dies in Louisiana without a will, is their children responsible for medical bills?
A: If you accept a succession's assets, then, you must also accept any related, valid debts. Now, you may be able to negotiate unsecured debts, like medical expenses and credit cards, down, but items like mortgages and taxes will have to be paid in full. If there was no Last Will, and your father had community property, then, you inherit your father's share of the community, but subject to a legal usufruct in favor of the surviving spouse. If he had separate property, children inherit that to the exclusion of a spouse. Please consult with counsel local to you to discuss all specifics of your situation.
Q. My father passed August of last year, and I don't have any of his account info. How would I go about finding his estate?
A: You will need to find out if succession has been opened. If there is no Will, then, it really is a race to the courthouse for who first applies for the position, and if any objection is lodged. If your father had a Last Will, it is possible that others could be beneficiaries, but without a Last Will, children inherit separate property.
Q. My brother passed away earlier this year. He had property that would have gone to his unmarried son.
A: If the son was alive, when his father passed, then, the son is the rightful owner, by LA intestacy law (no Will) as to his father's property. But, if the son has now also passed, then, you have to look at whether the son had children of his own, any other sibling, or descendants from those siblings, or another parent that survived. La CC Art 891 and 892. A spouse could be third in line as to separate property, but you mention the son was not married. So, only if the son, was not survived by any of those other heirs, would another collateral heir be able to inherit. The collateral closest in blood-degree to the decedent inherits under La CC Art. 896. And, depending upon what all property is involved for the father and son will determine if both successions might need to be opened, or if a joint succession may be possible. ... Read More
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Contact & Map
1795 W. Causeway Approach
Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471
Telephone: (985) 951-2177
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