You shouldn’t have the added stress of a succession to worry about. I can help. It is my great pleasure to ease your burden. I hope you will allow us to navigate all the legalities of transferring your beloved’s assets. I believe that the bereaved deserve their time to grieve and heal from loss, not endure the burden of legal issues associated with settling estates and inheritance.
Losing a loved one is tragic and devastating. I offer my deepest condolences. I pray for your comfort and healing through these difficult times.
We used Davey to handle some family law issues in Allen Parish because we live out of state. He handled the cases very well. He kept us informed through the whole process and gave us very sound advise in regards to our situations.
How a Succession Lawyer Can Help
As Louisiana’s laws are currently written, the only way to transfer ownership of immovable property (house and/or land) is through a succession. A Petition for Possession must be filed, with various supporting documents, to produce a Judgment of Possession. The JoP is what creates a valid title transfer to the heirs. The procedure is complicated. A mistake could create invalid title. Making sure all of the paperwork is processed properly is the job of a skilled attorney.
If the deceased had a Last Will and Testament, it must be probated. That simply means the Court recognizes the authenticity of the will and processes its wishes. if the deceased did not leave a will, then we have to apply the inheritance laws of Louisiana. There is a hierarchy of heirs to whom property will devolve in the specified order.
A successions attorney can assist with the following:
- Drafting the necessary paperwork
- Filing paperwork
- Managing court proceedings
- Identifying and valuing the deceased’s assets
- Transferring titles to heirs
- Distributing assets in accordance with wills
Working with an attorney after a family member’s passing can greatly diminish stress and suffering. We work diligently for my clients to ensure that they can focus on what matters most: celebrating the life of those they loved and healing from grief. We take my clients’ bereavement very seriously, fully understanding that losing a loved one is a traumatic and life-altering event.
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Our delicate approach to managing successions can be of great comfort to clients. We understand that the distressing nature of losing a loved one and the legal complexities that arise with distributing assets after a family member passes. As native Alexandrian’s, our mission is to serve the community of Central Louisiana with excellence and empathy.
I recommend scheduling a consultation to discuss your case.
If you have questions about successions, call the Jones Law Office at (318) 442-1515.
Successions Attorney Cost:
Most lawyers do not disclose their pricing. This means a client ends up receiving bill after bill from their lawyer and no way to know how much a case will cost in the end. We give full disclosure up front so you can budget accordingly. There are no hidden fees in my office.
- Uncontested Succession $3,500 – $5,000
- Last Will and Testament $200 – $500
- Power of Attorney $200
- Medical Directive $200
The fees above do not include expenses outside of our office, such as court costs and property appraisals. Those expenses typically range from $400 to $1,000.