The answer to this question may be yes or no, depending on the exact circumstances of your situation. If your parent’s will was created in a different state than where they died, you should first contact an experienced Louisiana succession lawyer. Our New Orleans succession attorneys can review all of the information relevant to your loved one's potential succession case to help you make the right decisions.
Important Information Needed
Important information is needed to decide how you should proceed with settling your loved one's estate, including:
- How and where the will was made. Generally, Louisiana law recognizes wills that were made and executed in accordance with the law of another state. However, if the will does not meet the other state's legal requirements, the will would not be considered valid in Louisiana, and the succession may proceed according to Louisiana's laws of intestacy.
- Whether Louisiana or the other state is the appropriate place for probate. The state where probate should occur may depend on your parent's state of primary residence. Your parent may have been in Louisiana at the time of death but have been an official resident of another state. If probate occurs in another state, an ancillary probate or succession case may occur in Louisiana if your parent owned property in Louisiana. The rules for ancillary probate are different than for a typical succession case.
Get All of Your Succession Questions Answered
You don't want to make makes that could cost your parent's estate and your parent's heirs a lot of money. Instead, we encourage you to contact our experienced succession attorneys to learn more. Each year, we help hundreds of families throughout Louisiana with their succession issues. We will give you information that you can rely on and help you resolve Louisiana succession issues efficiently and cost-effectively. We welcome your inquiries any time by phone, live chat, or completion of our contact form.