Q: How do I start a succession?
My brother died and owned a house. It has been vacant for a while now and I don't know if it has been foreclosed or anything. I just don't know where to start
Start with an attorney who focuses on "successions." You'll need to know whether your brother died with a will or without a will. You'll also need to talk with your brother's children and find out what's going on with them.
You can check the clerk of court in the parish where the house is located to see if anything has been filed against the property- check the actual civil suits for the executory action (foreclosure) and check the mortgage/conveyance records to see if any liens have been filed against the property.
Ultimately, you'll end with an attorney who focuses on successions and who can complete the judgement of possession, putting your brother's house in the right hands.
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