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Successions and Probate

When a person dies, the assets of the decedent must be conveyed or transferred to the heirs or legatees of the decedent. “Probate” and “Succession” are terms that are used interchangeably in Louisiana describing the court process of transferring assets of a decedent. In Louisiana, there are two types of proceedings which an attorney at Hoggatt Law Group can bring to probate courts to handle the estate of a decedent:

  • Testate Succession: If the decedent died with a Last Will and Testament, the legatees would petition the courts to put in possession of the succession property in accordance with the directives of the decedent’s Last Will and Testament.
  • Intestate Succession: If the decedent died without a Last Will and Testament, the heirs would enter probate court, but the state law will determine how the decedent’s assets will be distributed.

We understand how difficult it is for families and loved ones to deal with the various legal issues that come with successions. Successions can be a challenging ordeal, but our team here at Hoggatt Law Group is here to ensure that it gets resolved in a timely manner with minimal stress.