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My spouse of 28 years recently passed away and died intestate. We had two children together -- now ages 25 and 28. After opening succession, I get a call out of the blue from someone claiming to be a child of my husband. This individual is approximately 30 years old and is NOT disabled. Assuming this person could prove that she is a child of the deceased, is she entitled to any of our community property should I remarry? Or does the forced heirship rules apply and this individual would not be eligible for anything? Thanks.
PS -- we live in Louisiana.
Well, I still would like to know the following: He died intestate, his alleged illigitimate child is 30 years old. If proven to be his child, is the child no longer a forced heir b/c she is over 24? Would he have had to have a will to disinherit her specifically? Thanks.
P.S. I will accept your answer shortly. Many thanks.