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Yes here you can make application for intestate succession as though there was no will.This forces anyone with a will to file it otherwise you are appointed as personal representative of the estate.
The court will publish notice here and schedule a hearing on your application.Once appointed here you would proceed to search for assets, gather them, sell them, pay claims, disburse the remaining funds to the legal heirs and complete probate.
This is the means to get succession started you can do this yourself or use a parish lawyer and the estate will reimburse the legal fees.The personal representative is entitled to be paid a fee for their work..
Forms and self help..
If a person dies without a valid Will in Louisiana, he or she is said to have died intestate. His or her estate will be handled by intestate succession. This means that the deceased person’s assets will be distributed under Louisiana intestate law.
Laws of intestacy if no will is produced..
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If you want to use a probate lawyer to make application here and serve as estate lawyer here is lawyer referral..
The way to force succession here is make application yourself.You may be named personal representative and paid a fee for your work by the court.
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