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The handling and processing of Louisiana successions for persons dying with a will or without a will.
When a person dies in Louisiana, the processing of their estate is generally referred as handling their "succession".
This refers to the transferring of the decedent's assets to his or her heirs.
In some cases the deceased person (decedent) may have passed without having created a will and this is called an intestate succession.
A person's estate where the decedent left a will is called a testate succession.
It is important to know what assets and what debts or obligations the decedent left.
In general certain documents will be needed, such as:
the decedent's last will and testament (if any);
a list of the decedent's assets and property;
a list of the debts owed by the decedent;
a full listing of the decedent's family structure, such as his or her spouse, number of children and their names, etc.
With this information the attorney can prepare the necessary paperwork (pleadings) to present to the court to complete the transfer of assets to the heirs.
This is a simple explanation of what a Louisiana succession can be. There are other, more involved types, of successions where the decedent may have owned a going business that needs to be continued and operated on a daily basis. This may require the appointment of an executor or administrator to keep the business going.
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