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Providing Successions Process Assistance

In Louisiana, when someone passes away their possessions and are passed on to heirs or beneficiaries according to the provisions in a will. This is usually done after the assets are rounded up and used to settle debts with creditors, a process known as a “succession.” In other states, this is also known as “probate.”

If you need assistance with a succession to ensure the last wishes of the deceased are honored, contact a Baton Rouge estate planning attorney. At the Leger Law Group, LLC, attorney Siobhan Leger has assisted numerous clients with the development and execution of successions, including several high-value and high-complexity cases with numerous beneficiaries. Her skill has earned her several distinctions, including being named in the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers in 2015.

Call the Leger Law Group, LLC at (225) 522-4996 for a free initial consultation for most matters.

Why Choose a Succession?

Successions are a way of legally entitling an heir or beneficiary to a possession or asset after you have passed on. This allows your beneficiary to claim legal ownership of them, take out loans against them, sell them, and more.

A succession can perform the following duties:

  • Clearing a title to immovable property: things such real estate require a succession in order to know who the true owner is after the initial deed holder passes away.
  • Determining access to bank accounts: Banks will require a succession in order to pass on access to accounts in most cases, often requiring court documents before even discussing matters with heirs.

A succession can help ensure that your possessions pass on in a way you desire, however they must be valid under Louisiana law in order to be fully functional. An intestate succession is either partially or completely invalid under the law, leaving all or part of your estate up to the decision of courts and your beneficiaries will likely not receive what you have left to them in the way you wish. Avoid this by drafting your estate plan with the assistance of a skilled attorney.

Do not hesitate to contact the Leger Law Group for assistance with the succession process today!

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Our Satisfied Clients

  • “Siobhan and her team were wonderful to work with!”
    Siobhan and her team were wonderful to work with! They were quick to help me prepare for some estate planning needs that very suddenly became necessary. Estate planning can feel very overwhelming, but Siobhan was able to guide me through the process, so I was able to make informed decisions for the future. It is a relief to have a plan in place for my children's needs if something unexpectedly happens to me.
    - Rachel W.
  • “Siobhan Leger and her team are fantastic.”
    Siobhan Leger and her team are fantastic. They way they helped me and my wife navigate the very daunting and emotionally charged landscape of our wills, our estate planning, and, most importantly, the custody arrangements for our two young kids (in the event of our death). It's brutal worst case scenario stuff but Siobhan was patient, understanding, and incredibly knowledgeable as we together went line by line getting all our ducks in a row. Now that it's taken care of, I can rest easy knowing my kids will taken care of if I die. Thank you, Leger Law Group.
    - Dakota R.
  • “Outstanding estate planning support and service.”
    Outstanding estate planning support and service. Would recommend to anyone looking to accomplish these tasks.
    - Thomas G.
  • “Siobhan is amazing and her staff equally good.”
    Siobhan is amazing and her staff equally good. As a retired banker I dealt with attorneys virtually everyday. Siobhan is as good as it gets; professional, knowledgeable, accommodating, and punctual. Most importantly she is an outstanding communicator. I highly recommend Leger Law Group! Scott Miller, Barboursville, WV.
    - Terri M.
  • “I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.”
    Ms. Leger made drafting our will and other legal documents easy. She has a fantastic way of conveying complex information clearly. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family.
    - Jonathan E.
  • “Siobhan was a pleasure to work with and the result was totally satisfying.”
    “I contacted Siobhan after an extensive web search for a lawyer who could negotiate and close a sale of my partial interest in an inherited home. She efficiently and effectively represented me and protected my interests while getting the results we wanted. ”
    - Noel
  • “Working with Siobhan was the best choice I made.”
    “I highly recommend to all you readers Siobhan Leger as a wonderful choice of attorney at law. Siobhan provided me with excellent and professional services throughout a succession. While working with Siobhan I received constant updates through emails on eac”
    - Eddie
  • “I would highly recommend the services of Attorney Siobhan Leger.”
    “I would highly recommend the services of Attorney Siobhan Leger. She was very knowledgeable and efficient. She also kept me informed on the status of my legal work and her responses to questions were always answered in a timely manner. Will use her service”
    - Ginger


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