Probate & Succession


How Do I Know If I Need Probate?

Whether probate is necessary depends on whether the deceased owned immovable property, checking or savings accounts, investments or anything with a title. Once you have filled out the probate worksheet and have an initial consultation, Miramon Law will confirm whether probate is needed.

What You Need to Know About Louisiana Probate

All property and debts of the deceased person must be listed on the probate worksheet filled out by the survivor and brought to the attorney.

After the Will is probated, there may be a period of “administration” when the debts of the succession are paid and a proposed distribution of the estate is done. Most often, no formal administration is necessary. Miramon Law will advise the executor if an administration is necessary.

After the Will is probated, Miramon Law files the appropriate documents, placing the heirs in possession of the property, and obtains a Judgment of Possession, closing the estate.