Christie Tournet

Christie Tournet

Wills, Estates, and Probate Attorney - Mandeville, LA
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Landlord Tenant...
  • Louisiana
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Summary

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
  • Probate
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
Christie Tournet & Associates, LLC
- Current
Associate
Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr Smith, APLC
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Estate planning, succession, real estate, construction and employment defense
Education
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. / Civil Law (2010)
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Honors: Probate Highest Grade Award, LaNasa-Greco Scholarship
Loyola University New Orleans
B.B.A. / Economics, International Business, Spanish (2003)
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Awards
The Loyola Law Excellence Award in Probate
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar Association
Member
- Current
22nd JDC Bar
Member
- Current
American Inns of Court
Member
- Current
North Shore Estate Planning Council
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Louisiana New Home Warranty Act & The LREC Disclosure Form
CRES Insurance
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
https://issuu.com/northshorekiwanismandeville/docs/northshore_kiwanis_-_2012-13_award_
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
https://issuu.com/northshorekiwanismandeville/docs/northshore_kiwanis_-_2012-13_award_
Estate Planning, Northshore Kiwanis, mandeville, la
Northshore Kiwanis
Certifications
Louisiana Statewide Notary Public Commission
State of Louisiana
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered

Q. i need to know what this title 23 entails for me to get workers compensation for my home improvement business.
A: The state licensing board wants to see that you are qualified (its test requirement) and have some, limited assets - including the financial starting funds and insurance policies -- to protect not only any workers that you hire (or that are uninsured), but also any third person that might be harmed from your work. The General liability and workers' compensation policies also protect you in the event of such claim/suit. You should call an insurance agent and inquire about starting prices for minimum policies to get you started. Good luck.
Q. My father had a will leaving me(hisonlyson) his property. Just before he died he changed it to 75% to his girlfriend.
A: There are a few variables here - first is the will even valid? Only two forms of wills are permissible under Louisiana law and the form must be strictly followed. If the will was invalid and he was not married, an intestate (without a will) succession could result in the property going to you, the only descendant, by operation of law. If the will is valid, there are still ways to contest, but it is difficult. Generally, a notarial will is self-proving but can still be overcome, if you can establish -- by clear and convincing evidence -- that your dad either lacked capacity or was under some type of undue influence. Counsel experienced in this specific area of law can help guide you in determining if any of these variables are at play in your case.
Q. If a person signs affidavit claiming that the Will before him is the descent handwriting bc he has seen it beforehand
A: If someone passes with a handwritten will (an olographic will in LA), Affidavits are required from persons who can attest to knowing the handwriting of the deceased testator to probate the handwritten will. If the affiant simply attested to knowing and recognizing the handwriting, without any fraudulent intent, then the person who signed the affidavit is not necessarily subject to penalty. If something is awry such as a potential, fraudulent will/forgery, or fraudulent intent in signing the Affidavit, then those are circumstances to address in a contested succession/probate proceeding.
Q. How can a stepchild get his stepmother's death certificate in Louisiana?
A: I have not personally run into a problem with obtaining a death certificate, but I have not had this specific situation either. In any event, I hope to point you in a direction where you might get some better answers/results. While I appreciate Louisiana to be a "closed-records" state, my experience has been that a "relative" can still apply for and receive a death certificate as long as proper ID is furnished. I would recommend that you contact your parish's vital records department to better confirm this process with them. As stepchildren to the deceased, and holders of a naked ownership interest, I would anticipate that vital records should be able to assist here. In addition, my personal experience working with family members throughout succession is that we generally obtain a copy from the funeral director. Maybe try that route, too. Best of luck.
Q. If you build a home in a rural area are there requirements for your water and power sources?
A: Your permitting department should be able to shed light on this inquiry for you. While the city or parish may not necessarily require that you use a specific source, you will find out if water is provided by the city/parish, or if you need a well and septic tank. Then, if that is the case, you can usually obtain estimates from different providers. As to power, that is usually more limited and again, the permitting/zoning department can usually point you to the right provider. Good luck.
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1795 W. Causeway Approach
Suite 103A
Mandeville, LA 70471
USA
Telephone: (985) 951-2177