What Is Succession And How Does It Work?
In Louisiana, the Probate process is known as Succession. It is simply the formal way to transfer a person’s property after death — usually according to the terms specified in a Last Will and Testament and other legal documents.
Before any transfer of property takes place, a court must be presented with a copy of the Last Will and Testament and an inventory of estate assets and debts. The estate executor (usually someone named in the Will) must be confirmed by court order. He or she cannot fulfill official duties until this step is completed.
If you will be acting as executor or estate representative, it is a good idea to work with an experienced attorney like those at our firm. We can help you:
- Collect legal paperwork and other important documents
- Pay any outstanding bills and debts owed by the estate
- Inventory all property and assets
- Notify heirs and beneficiaries
- Distribute assets according to the Last Will and Testament
In many cases, a Succession can be completed with minimal court intervention. When there are disputes, however, litigation may be necessary. In such cases, our attorneys are ready to vigorously represent your interests in Successions litigation.
Why Hire Field Law?
Many law firms offer Successions services as an addition to their other, unrelated practice areas. In contrast, our firm focuses exclusively on estate law. Clients benefit from our experience, breadth and depth of knowledge, and efficiency.
Two other reasons to work with us include price and convenience. We offer a free, no-obligation quote for services in each case, and we don’t charge based on the value of the estate. Moreover, we make each step as easy as possible.
Contact Us For A Free Initial Consultation
To learn more about what Field Law can do for you, contact us for a free initial consultation and no-obligation Succession estimate. Call us in Baton Rouge at (225) 341-8221, or send us an email.