When someone close to you passes away and it is your responsibility to take care of the affairs of their estate, you may feel overwhelmed. Bills to pay, titles to be transferred, and assets to be distributed are just some of the challenges an executor may face. At times like this, you want an attorney who understands the law and the challenges of dealing with the loss of a loved one—an attorney who strives to make the process hassle free. That’s where we come in.
What is Succession and Probate?
The succession, or probate, process in Louisiana requires that an executor take specific steps so that the heirs can take possession of the property left to them through a will or—in the case of someone who passed without a will (intestate)—by operation of law. Succession is a court-filed judicial process that must be handled correctly to avoid contestation. At the Baumgartner Law Firm, we advise our clients about the distribution process and what is or is not part of the estate according to the law. We represent our clients in the succession of
- will contests, and
- estate planning ( Learn more about Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts.)
The Baumgartner Law Firm’s Commitment to You
Many times succession can be accomplished without arguments arising among the heirs. However, if someone challenges your rights or the wishes of the person who has passed away, we will be there for you to make sure you are protected in the succession proceedings. The Baumgartner Law Firm is committed to providing solid legal advice to protect your rights and interests when a loved one passes.
The succession, or probate, process in Louisiana requires that specific steps be taken to so that the heirs can take possession of the property left to them through a will or by operation of law in the case of someone who passed away without a will. Succession is the term used in the law for the process by which the heirs get possession. The Baumgartner Law Firm represents our clients in succession of title, succession of possession, succession of ownership, will contests, and succession, or estate, planning.
We are committed to protecting your rights and interests when a loved one passes. Many times the succession can be accomplished without problems arising among the heirs, but if someone challenges your rights or the wishes of the person who has passed away we will be there for you to make sure you are protected in the succession proceedings.
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