Bossier City, LA asked in Probate for Louisiana

Q: My husband passed away in May and we did not have any children. He left everything to me in the will.

Do I have to do a succession?

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Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Yes, the succession is the legal process to update all titles from his name, or your and his name, to your name alone by virtue of the Will. Without the succession, and the end judgment permitting the transfer of ownership, a cloud on the title will remain and you will not be able to sell until you complete the succession. Reach out to counsel well versed in probate to discuss the Will and your specific circumstances to get a more precise recommendation for proceeding.

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