If the last will and testament is a handwritten last will and testament, additional evidence will be necessary to prove the handwriting on the last will and testament is that of the decedent.  This is usually handled by providing affidavits to the court.

Contested Wills

If the last will and testament is contested or challenged, the court will likely require a hearing before the court and require witnesses and evidence to be submitted to prove or disprove the last will and testament.

How We Can Help

If you've been named the executor of a loved one's estate, SVHC Law, Estate & Probate Division can guide you through the process and help resolve any conflicts between heirs that may arise. We assist hundreds of families in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana each year with their estate and succession issues, so we've seen every situation you can imagine. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.