Q: My husband inherited land in Acadia Parish (4th generation), which he left to his only child in his probated will.
I am the executor of my husband’s will. I am having difficulty getting the land transferred into the legal heirs name. I need advice on how to get this resolved. I have talked to the Acadia Parish Tax Office to no avail.
A: If your husband had a will, it will need to be probated to have the land transferred. This can be done by way of a small succession affidavit, if his estate is valued at less than $125,000, or by filing a petition for probate with the court. An attorney experienced in successions law can give you advice on your best route to take and the cost for doing so.
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