Q: My family is needing a succession to clear up some property in Louisiana. It is 9 involved. What's the process
A: Generally a petition for possession is filed with the clerk of court where the decedent lived at the time of death. Sometimes and administration is required where someone is appointed to handle the business of the estate. Once the heirs are identified and the assets of the estate are identified, the heirs are placed into possession and the judgment is recorded into the conveyance records of the parish where the property is located.
A: Adding 1 thing to attorney Ruel's excellent answer: when there is a transfer of real property I always strongly advise that you have an attorney handle the transaction---and considering that you suggest that there are 9 potential owners (heirs) it becomes even more important to have an attorney involved to handle the succession and provide advice on how to most efficiently effectuate the transfer---for example, it may be that some of the heir would rather sale or donate his/her interest and this might be be done during the succession. In this instance good experience succession attorney would be invaluable.
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