Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Louisiana

opening succession in louisiana

My spouse has passed away. There are no living relatives except for me.

Shouls I open succession?

Thank you,


Ps. What is the range of cost for a simple succession?

Asked on 1/26/03, 3:22 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

James Maguire James G. Maguire, Attorney At Law

Re: opening succession in louisiana

In a situation such as yours, it is usually not necessary to open a succession. Assuming that all of your assets are community (home, bank accounts, etc.) then you can continue to use the assets as if your spouse were still living.

However, if you want to sell or mortgage your home, it would be necessry to open the succession.

The approximate cost would be $1,500 to $2,000.

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Answered on 1/27/03, 9:19 am

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