Baton Rouge, LA asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for Louisiana

Q: My deceased mother owns property w/ a deceased fam member who paid the taxes am I responsible for reimbursing his estate

The fam member was married and now his estate (heirs) is requesting reimbursement of the taxes he paid. The property has not been succeeded to me yet.

1 Lawyer Answer
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: The legal owner of the property is responsible for the taxes. If someone else paid the taxes then the payor needs to seek it from the legal owner of the property. If the legal owner is deceased and a succession has not been opened, then one should consider opening a succession and getting the estate settled. Please contact a succession/probate attorney to discuss options and how to, as well as the best way to proceed. Good luck.

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