opening succession in louisiana
My spouse has passed away. There are no living relatives except for me.
Shouls I open succession?
Ps. What is the range of cost for a simple succession?
1 Answer from Attorneys
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.