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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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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
130 Questions Answered
Q. My granddad’s property is still in his name but he and my dad have died. What is needed to transfer property to heirs?
A: You all can open what is called an ancillary succession here in Louisiana, if the Executor has only been appointed in Florida. How the land will be transferred depends upon how the land was titled, if there was a Will or not, and who the intestate heirs are. If the ancillary succession has been opened in Louisiana, you all may need counsel of your own to protect your interests in the succession. Best of luck.
Q. Land in grandma name. Dad only living child. His home on property also. Wants me to inherit property. Next step?
A: Your father, as an heir, needs to open succession. If there is no Will, and your father is the only child, then, he may inherit. However, if there were other children that predeceased, then, their children may also have a right to inherit. You need to further discuss these specific circumstances with a counselor well versed in probate. Good luck.
Q. Can I include in my last will and testament, that the property being bequeath not be sold
A: The only way to "control from the grave" and proscribe a beneficiary from selling/doing as they wish with a bequest, is via sanctioned restrictions: either divide ownership among usufruct and naked ownership, or it has to be put in a Trust. Best of luck.
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Contact & Map
1795 W. Causeway Approach
Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471
Telephone: (985) 951-2177
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