Mandeville, LA asked in Land Use & Zoning for Louisiana

Q: Can I include in my last will and testament, that the property being bequeath not be sold

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Christie Tournet
Christie Tournet
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Mandeville, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The only way to "control from the grave" and proscribe a beneficiary from selling/doing as they wish with a bequest, is via sanctioned restrictions: either divide ownership among usufruct and naked ownership, or it has to be put in a Trust. Best of luck.

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