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Selling a Home, But Need a Louisiana Succession Done First?

Does my spouse get the house if I die?

Selling a home is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through. It ranks up there with going through a divorce in some cases. You have to find a real estate agent, list the property, then have droves of strangers go through your home. 

Neighbors will do a ‘walk-through’ with no intention of purchasing and will tell your real estate agent that they just wanted to see inside your home. Trust me, this happens all the time. 

To make matters even more stressful, you may have just been notified by the closing attorney that you have to do a succession before you sell your home. Maybe your spouse passed away years ago or you inherited your grandparents’ home and the succession was never done. 

We get calls like this every single day from clients who have scheduled a real estate closing date to sell their home, but realized they have to do a succession before they can sell their property. We’ve also had to inform clients that they have to push back their closing date until the succession is completed. 

We don’t want you to have to reschedule your closing date due to a succession, so we will help you get through the process fast. 

How Long Does a Succession Take in Louisiana? 

A Louisiana succession can take a while depending on your individual situation. It depends on factors such as: 

  1. Required information for the petition;
  2. Heirs and their location;
  3. The type of succession needed;
  4. Location of property; 
  5. Property in multiple parishes

Gathering the succession information can be time-consuming if your loved one didn’t keep up-to-date records or if they passed away years ago. Some information may be lost or misplaced, but we can help you get back on track. 

How to Speed up the Succession Process

While many factors are beyond your control, there are a few things you can do to help us finish the succession quicker and get back to selling your home. 

  1. Gather as much information in the beginning as you can. This will help us identify property owned by the deceased. 
  2. Identify all heirs for us at the beginning of the succession process. We will need information such as full names and addresses for each individual. There may be heirs living in other states and it’s important that we receive their information as soon as possible. 
  3. Stay in contact with our firm and answer questions we may have regarding the succession as soon as you can. We understand life gets busy and make ourselves available to you anytime you need us. 
  4. Sign and mail any documents we send to you as quickly as possible. 

We understand that you may have a buyer for your home lined up and need to close on the property ASAP and will do everything in our power to finish the work as quickly as possible. 

If you’re in a bind and need a Louisiana succession done quickly, we’re the firm for you. 

Email us for a faster response as our lines are often busy. 

Louisiana Succession Attorney Jerome Andries

Louisiana’s Virtual Succession Attorney

R. Jerome Andries

Call Me: (318) 269-5857

Email Me: Jerome@AndriesLawFirm.com

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