Monroe, LA asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana

Q: My wife died in Feb 2022 and left property to me and 2 adult children that I have usufruct (no will) of. I want to sell

the home and vehicles I have, one under her name and one under mine. My son may not want to release it. I wanted to attach the usufruct to this home as I am using it for the down payment on a new home. Is there any act of donation I can sign at the signing of the new home? Advice is appreciated.

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

A: Was a succession completed? If so, perhaps you can consult with the attorney who handled the succession and discuss your questions/concerns. If not, then I highly encourage you to seek a specific consult with an attorney in your area---you have options but the options may be different for the real property (home) and the vehicle. Good luck.

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