Lockport, LA asked in Estate Planning for Louisiana

Q: Once a will is filled with the courts how long should it take to disperse the money . Is there a time line?

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It's a case by case basis determined by the complexity of the estate and the organization of the debts/assets. If you are on good terms with the attorney who opened the succession, then contact the attorney and ask for a timeline, as well as what needs to be completed before a disbursement will occur. Or you can contact the administrator or executor if there has been one appointed and ask this. If you are not on good terms with these persons, then you may want to hire an attorney to do this for you, as well as see about the possibility of a partial disbursement before the final disbursement. Good luck.

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