Was working on a succession recently. Everyone assumed the deceased had never signed a Will. While we were in the middle of the succession, someone produced - but did not file - a copy of a purported last will and testament of the deceased. Now what happens?
Louisiana Succession procedure law provides that if you have possession of a document purporting to be the testament of a deceased person, even if you do not believe the will is valid, you must present it to the court requesting it be filed in the succession record.
Be aware, however, that your presenting the Will does not mean you vouch for its validity, nor are you precluded from asserting its invalidity.
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