Lafourche Terrebonne Succession Attorney
When a parent or other loved one dies, whether or not they have left a will, there are numerous reasons why it may be necessary to hire an attorney to file proceedings with the court. In Louisiana, the process of filing court documents following a person’s death is often referred to as “opening a succession.”
When Is a Succession Proceeding Necessary in Louisiana?
A succession proceeding may need to be filed by an attorney if any of these situations apply:
- when the deceased owned real estate
- to limit liability for debts of the deceased
- to resolve a personal injury claim of the deceased
Other reasons for opening a succession include transferring non-real estate assets to rightful heirs; managing property inherited by minors; managing property inherited by stepchildren; or managing the affairs of a business owned by the deceased. In any of these cases, I can make all necessary filings with the court to manage the estate of the deceased in the best interest of the survivors. The cost of a succession proceeding depends upon the complexity of the estate, but is usually very affordable. I am willing and able to provide a cost estimate following a free initial consultation.
CONTACT ANN MALLETT BARKER FOR HELP WITH ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, PROBATE, OR SUCCESSION PROCEEDINGS