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Could you please tell me how to get a court date to close a succession in Louisiana. All creditors have been paid, 2 yrs now.

Covington, LA |

Successions opened 2 years ago. all creditors paid, 3 Lawyers later, $!8,000 later no where closer then the beginning.

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Normally there is not a hearing needed to close the succession. You file a Petition filing final tableau of distribution showing all the distributions and putting heirs into possession. You have to provide notice to the creditors and anyone else who has requested notice. After the 10 days within which to object have run the clerk files a certificate saying no one objected and the judge signs the order and judgment of possession. You need to call the clerk and see if there has been a final judgment of possession in your case and if so then it is over.

Every situation is different and you should consult your own attorney to go over all the particular facts in your case. The answer given is only intended to provide general guidance regarding rights and responsibilities.

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