How to probate a Will in Louisiana?

October 18, 2017 bscott

In order to probate a last will and testament in Louisiana, you must first open a succession in court.  A petition to probate the last will and testament is filed along with the last will and testament and presented to the court for probate.  In most instances, no hearing is necessary with the court to have the last will and testament probated.

If the last will and testament is a handwritten last will and testament, additional evidence will be necessary to prove the handwriting on the last will and testament is that of the decedent.  This is usually handled by providing affidavits to the court.

If the last will and testament is contested or challenged, the court will likely require a hearing before the court and require witnesses and evidence to be submitted to prove or disprove the last will and testament.