New Orleans Successions Attorney

Determining if Succession is Needed

When a loved one dies, their estate must be collected, debts and taxes must be paid, and the estate must be distributed according to the decedent's will or state law. In some states, this process is called probate administration. Louisiana, however, refers to this procedure as succession. During a succession, all assets must be transferred to the deceased's heirs. According to Louisiana law, when a person dies, their assets are immediately moved to the beneficiaries. However, proof must be provided to the court that states the beneficiaries are the legal owners of the estate's assets. If you need succession assistance, a New Orleans successions lawyer from our firm may be able to help.

Simple Successions

A simple succession is when all succession documents are filed at one time, allowing the succession process to open and close in the same day. Not all successions are complex or costly. Often our law firm can complete the estate and put heirs into possession of their inheritance in a matter of days at minimal cost when compared to complex successions. Our firm will determine if the estate qualifies as a simple succession.

To qualify as a simple succession, the estate must be relatively debt free and all heirs must accept the estate. We have found most estates can be categorized as a simple succession, a process that will typically be completed in days. Many simple successions can qualify for a flat fee, without necessity of a court appearance.

If all heirs/beneficiaries accept the succession and the estate is relatively free from debt, this qualifies as a "simple succession." A simple succession is the quickest and cheapest option in the probate process. Our office can often complete a simple succession for a flat fixed fee and in usually less than a week. By hiring our knowledgeable and experienced team, you will avoid frustrating and costly setbacks that delay the receipt of your inheritance.

Need a Lawyer for Successions in Jefferson Parish?

Our team has years of experience with simple successions, which are also known as putting in possessions. Together, we resolve clients' succession cases quickly and at minimal cost. Please contact us today if you wish to hire a New Orleans successions lawyer from our firm!

Brown Weimer LLC Attorneys and Counselors at Law - New Orleans Probate Attorney
Located at 400 Poydras Street, Suite #1125
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 561-8700

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