Helping You Transfer Property And Assets After A Loved One’s Passing
It is an honor to be asked to serve as a personal representative for a loved one’s estate. When it is time to settle an estate, however, there are many responsibilities attached to this role. If you are not familiar with Louisiana’s succession process, it can be a struggle to prioritize tasks and fulfill your obligations.
For over 15 years, I have helped Baton Rouge residents and family members from out of state transfer their loved one’s property to beneficiaries. As a seasoned estate planning and succession attorney, I am familiar with the laws that govern this process. Allow me to handle your legal concerns so you can focus on consoling your loved ones at a difficult time.
By Your Side Throughout The Succession Process
Known as probate in other states, Louisiana’s succession process can be complicated. I am well-versed in succession laws and have represented many clients in parishes throughout the state. With my assistance, you can rest assured that you fulfill your responsibilities.
I help personal representatives, also known as “executors,” complete a wide range of court-related tasks that include:
- Determining which type of succession process must be followed — succession without administration or succession with full administration
- Identifying the parish that has jurisdiction to oversee the succession
- Submitting the death certificate and the list of heirs to the appropriate party
- Preparing and submitting a petition for the court to review the will and establish that it is a valid document
Before the estate’s assets and property may be distributed, personal representatives must complete administrative tasks that include:
- Notifying creditors and beneficiaries of the decedent’s passing
- Paying estate debts
- Identifying and locating estate assets and property
Having facilitated many successions, I know how to streamline this process and execute estate plans. Partnering with me can help you avoid the delay and expense typically associated with this type of probate.