I spoke with a gentleman yesterday who has been struggling for years to get successions done for a parent and a step-parent. The problem has been not all of the parties being on board.
The way our Louisiana succession system is set up, things can get done very quickly if you can get all of the heirs together, communicating and in agreement on what has to take place. Problems surface when there is a party not willing to communicate or agree. Things shut down and successions may never get done. In our office, we only handle successions where we can get everyone involved from the start.
If you are concerned about all of the necessary parties cooperating when a family member passes away, attempt to open the lines of communication and get everyone on the same page to create a plan to get things done. If there is someone being uncooperative, you have to work on that from the start. You really need everyone working together in order to get things done.
If you need any help with this, our office would be happy to work with all parties involved in the succession.