What if the Deceased Lived Outside of Louisiana and Owned Real Estate IN Louisiana?
I want to talk about one of those many crazy words we have in dealing with estates. It's called an ancillary probate. Here's the deal on that. I got a call about a week ago from a woman who lived in Mississippi. Her husband had passed away and he had owned some land in Louisiana. He had a camp in Grand Isle. They were selling that property but she realized that she had to do what was called an ancillary probate. That's what's necessary when somebody lives in a state outside of Louisiana but they own real estate in Louisiana. The family will do that probate in the state where they lived but that out of state probate will not transfer the Louisiana real estate. So the family contacted me and we're in the process of doing all of that paperwork to transfer the Louisiana property to the surviving family members so they can sell it. Be aware that if you live outside of Louisiana but own some real estate in Louisiana it's the full blown succession, the full blown probate, but it's called an ancillary probate. It's required any time you live outside of Louisiana or a deceased person lived outside of Louisiana but they owned some real estate in Louisiana. You have to do an ancillary probate to clear up that title of that property. I'm Paul Rabalais and have a good day.