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SMCL Attorneys

Successions & Wills Lawyer New Orleans LA

Successions and Estates in Louisiana

  • Do you need help with a succession or an estate in Louisiana?
  • Do you live outside the United States, and do you have an interest in an estate or succession in Louisiana?
  • Do you need help transferring property in a foreign country, which was owned by a Louisiana resident who died?
  • Do you need to start an ancillary probate or succession proceeding regarding property or assets in Louisiana?

In Louisiana, succession is the legal process of transferring a person’s property or estate to the heirs after death.

At Stephenson, Chávarri & Lambert, LLC, we can effectively handle all of the legal details related to successions and wills. Our estate lawyers have many years of experience in wills, estate planning and successions and know how to comply with all of the procedural requirements.

From simple successions without administration to complicated successions with administration, we work to complete the succession process as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

If you have questions about the succession process or you need help with a succession or estate in Louisiana, call 504-523-6496 or contact our firm to speak with an experienced succession lawyer.

Helping People in Other States and Foreign Countries With Louisiana Succession and Estate Matters

Because of our attorneys’ multi-lingual abilities, we are uniquely qualified to represent people form other states or countries in judicial proceedings regarding an estate or succession in Louisiana. We have the ability to have documents translated from French, Spanish, German, and many other languages to English. We can also have documents translated from English to other languages.

Transferring Property in Foreign Countries

We can also help with successions and estates where you need to transfer property or real estate in a foreign country. We know how to have documents apostille with a conformant apostille so they can be used legally in countries that have signed the Hague Convention. We know how to work with attorneys in other countries to handle estate-related property transactions and successions.

Ancillary Succession or Probate Proceedings

Our firm is also available to help other attorneys, or heirs from other states or countries with ancillary succession in Louisiana. When a person who is not a resident of Louisiana dies owning real estate in Louisiana, an ancillary succession proceeding must be instituted in a Louisiana court before title to the property can be transferred to the heirs. We can handle every aspect of your ancillary succession proceeding in the proper parish in Louisiana.

We have been helped families in the New Orleans area for generations with all aspects of estate planning and administration. Contact us to discuss a will, trust, living will, power of attorney, interdiction or guardianship proceeding, succession, or ancillary succession.