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Ted W Hoyt

Estate planning Attorney at Lafayette, LA

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  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 46 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 44 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State LA
    Acquired 1977
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1979
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Estate Planning is the process of planning one’s estate to address the situation of a possible death or disability. A variety of documents come in to play that are used strategically to address the particular needs of an individual client. Particular devices such as Revocable Inter Vivos Trust also known as Living Trusts are utilized as they have current tax advantages and probate expense, and privacy advantages.

    11 years

  2. Tax
    One of the tools for the estate planner is the use of an Inter Vivos (lifetime) Life Insurance Trust. Typically such a Trust would be used in the situation where a couple would have a taxable estate and life insurance is going to be provided for to pay estate taxes. By setting a life insurance policy to be owned by a life insurance trust, properly done, these proceeds will be excluded from both income taxes and federal estate taxes.

    11 years

  3. Trusts
    Most tax assessments begin at the Tax Audit phase. An Audit occurs generally as a result of a computer program by the IRS targeting the taxpayer’s return as having some financial information that fits the criteria as established by the computer as being subject to a high risk of noncompliance by taxpayers.

    11 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    Wills are an important component of such planning to address the issues of picking a guardian or picking an executor of the estate and defining how assets would be inherited.

    11 years


Hoyt & Stanford Llc
315 S College Rd Ste 165
Lafayette, LA, 70503-3213


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Posted by Lori | December 15, 2014
Worst Legal Service Ever
We were selling our family owned and ran business. We knew we would need a lawyer to make sure everything was legally conducted. Mr. Hoyt was recommended by an our accountant. We spoke with Mr Hoyt, explained what we were doing and what we needed his services for. We never signed anything. The next thing we know Mr Hoyt emailed us and the person we were selling the business to incorrect information. The potential buyer was emailed this incorrect information and wanted to go through with the information he received from the lawyer which was all incorrect. The terrible mistake by this lawyer has now put the entire business sale on hold, because the buyer wants the terms that Mr Hoyt sent him which were all incorrect. And keep in mind we never signed anything with this lawyer. My advise would be to find another lawyer any lawyer but Mr Ted Hoyt! He sent incorrect information and refuses to return our phone calls or speak with us.
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  • Georgetown University
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1979
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Taxation specializtion
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • N/A
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

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Lafayette Estate planning Lawyer Ted W Hoyt
Ted W Hoyt
Estate planning Attorney
Lafayette, LA
Licensed for 46 years