Asked in Probate for Louisiana

Q: Do you deal with small successions in Louisiana? If so, do I go through a notary or probate attorney or clerk of court?

Have a small insurance check made out to the estate of my deceased mother and an heir to her estate that wants to take over the lien on her vehicle. They total under $22,000.

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

A: In part due to my being an attorney but more so because the "experts" on this subject are attorneys, I suggest that you consult with an attorney to specifically discuss your Mom's estate and determine the best path forward. If, after speaking/consulting an attorney you determine that you do not need one, then fine, but at least you will have receive "expert" advice. You want to make sure all is done correctly now as opposed to having to deal with an unexpected headache in the future.

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