Christie Tournet

Christie Tournet

Wills, Estates, and Probate Attorney - Mandeville, LA
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law ...
  • 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
138 Questions Answered
Q. Why is the bank stalling on releasing my husband's checking account after we delivered the certified small estafe affida
A: You mention a "small estate affidavit," which, in Louisiana is not "signed and sealed" by the court. So, I am not sure how you all proceeded, but if you had an attorney assist with the succession process, then, please, reach out to that attorney to send a notice of representation letter and request to the bank. Many times, a Louisiana bank will accept the Small succession affidavit, but if it is in the wrong form, or the husband's bank account is titled differently than what you anticipated, you may need to judicially open succession, have someone appointed as the succession representative, and then, you should be able to get better answers.
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.
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Contact & Map
Christie Tournet and Associates
4042 Desoto Street
Mandeville, LA 70471
Telephone: (985) 951-2177
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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