After the death of your mother or father, you may want to clean out their residence as quickly as possible for emotional or financial reasons. Some children want to get this difficult task finished, and some children need to get the residence ready to sell or to end a lease.
Begin Succession Before You Take, Sell, or Throw Away Anything
If your parent appointed an executor in their will, the executor must create a list of assets, sell assets to pay succession debts, and distribute assets to the right heirs. Without a named executor, the court will appoint an administrator to fulfill these duties. If you begin removing things from your parent’s home before an inventory is taken, you may inadvertently take something the executor needed to comply with the requirements of Louisiana law and to carry out your parent’s wishes.
In some cases, a succession may proceed without court supervision. If this situation applies, assets may be sold with court permission. However, Louisiana law must still be followed, and an accounting of assets may be due.
Talk to a Succession Lawyer About How to Resolve Your Parent’s Estate Quickly
We can’t promise you that settling your parent’s estate will be completely free of sadness and stress. However, our Louisiana succession lawyers will do everything we can to help you settle your loved one’s estate according to Louisiana law, cost-efficiently, and with as little difficulty as possible.
One of the best ways to settle a Louisiana succession is to make sure that everything is done correctly from the beginning of the succession process. Each year, our New Orleans succession lawyers help hundreds of families throughout Louisiana settle estates. Contact us today to learn more about how to make the process go smoothly for you and your family.