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Succession Attorneys in Shreveport

Protect Your Assets in Louisiana

Successions in Louisiana recognize the proper parties to administer the estate taking care of the its debts and distributing its assets to the proper heirs. For generations, the Shreveport estate lawyers at Richie, Richie & Oberle, L.L.P. have helped families with successions after the passing of a loved one. Our team is here to help you ensure your family is cared for in the years to come.

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Succession Laws in Louisiana

In Louisiana, successions are either testate, where the decedent left a will, or intestate, where there was no will.

  • In a testate succession, the will must be submitted to the proper court and the proper party recognized as the executor of the estate. The executor has a duty to act on behalf of the estate to pay its debts and distribute the estate’s assets to the heirs.
  • In an intestate succession, state law determines who the decedent’s heirs are and the court will need to appoint the proper party to administer the estate, paying the estate’s debts and assuring the assets are distributed to the proper heirs.

What to Know About Louisiana Succession Laws

Known as "probate" in other states, succession laws in Louisiana can be complex to navigate without the assistance of a knowledgeable legal advocate. Succession is the process of filing documents with the court so that assets can be transferred from someone who has passed away to their heirs. Working with a Louisiana succession attorney can help you ensure that your rights as an heir are protected. Since 1951, the Northwest Louisiana succession attorneys at Richie, Richie & Oberle, L.L.P. have helped families with this process.

How Long Does It Take To Settle An Estate in Louisiana?

This answer is dependent on complexity. Typically, it takes about two to six months to complete a succession. Now, some successions remain open for years due to complexity or litigation between heirs. For guidance, contact our Northwest Louisiana succession lawyers today.

Call (318) 995-3339 now or contact us online and schedule your consultation with a Louisiana succession attorney.

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