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Louisiana Successions Can Be Complicated By Family Disagreements

When a person dies with or without a will in Louisiana, the estate must go through the succession process to determine what happens to the deceased person’s property and assets.

Charles M. Rush, Esq., has in-depth familiarity with the succession process and has been representing family members and other successors, also called beneficiaries, involved in the settlement of estates for more than 35 years.

For assistance and representation during the succession and estate administration process, contact attorney Charles M. Rush online or call 337-235-2425. Mr. Rush offers free initial consultations. If you are in the estate planning phase, Mr. Rush can also help you draft a will.

Get Experienced Legal Help When Disputes Arise

Succession of an estate is the legal process of transferring a deceased person’s property and assets to their successors. If the deceased left a valid will, the succession is considered testate and the estate will be distributed according to the will. If there was no will present, the succession is intestate and the laws of the state of Louisiana will determine where the property should go, according to a legally established hierarchy.

Disputes commonly arise during both testate and intestate successions. Contact attorney Rush for representation if you are involved in a succession dispute involving any matter, including the following:

  • Disputes among successors and beneficiaries/will disputes
  • Accusation of undue influence
  • Competency and lack of capacity issues
  • Questionable changes to a will
  • Handwritten will or multiple wills

Disputes can delay prompt administration of an estate. Delays can be emotionally exhausting and costly to family members, risking depletion of the estate’s assets.

Do Not Hesitate To Contact A Successions Attorney

Speaking with an attorney sooner than later when family disputes arise can be beneficial. Call the law firm of Charles M. Rush, Esq., today at 337-235-2425 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation with an established Lafayette wills and succession lawyer.