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Probate

Probate in Louisiana simply means “proving the will.”  After probate, the heirs then can start the process of petitioning the Court to transfer ownership of property and take other steps that may be necessary under the circumstances.  If the person who died does not have a will, then the heirs would skip the probate process. 


The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a will. A probate court decides the legal validity of a testator's (deceased person's) will and grants its approval. A probate also officially appoints the executor, generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator's assets in the manner specified in the testator's will. However, through the probate process, a will may be contested.


If a loved one has passed away and you have questions related to probate or what your options are, please call our office today at 337-406-9685.

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The Logan Law Firm, LLC

700 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, United States

337-406-9685

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