Q: My brother passed away earlier this year. He had property that would have gone to his unmarried son.
The son never did succession and has now passed. Who would the property belong to? Would succession have to be done on my nephew if he didn’t have any possessions?
A: It is hightly recommended that you consult a succession lawyer in your are to discuss the specifics of this situation, including whether the best way to proceed in this matter. Also, in reading your post, it is not clear if there is a will for either deceased person or you are relying upon the succession laws of Louisiana. Depending on the solvency of the estate sometimes determines whether or not a succession should be open and/or completed so you really need to consult with a qualified attorney. Good luck.
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