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There are a number of state-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.
In Louisiana, the local District Court handles wills and estate succession.
You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common LA forms:
- LA State Bar Samples - Sample forms for Independent/Unadministered Succession
- Bond Waiver - Attach (from each heir) to petition if bond waiver is desired
- Affidavit of Death and Heirship - Tell the court about the decedent's death and the heirs
- Sample Administrator's Bond - Show you have obtained any required bond
- Sample Succession Oath - Tell the court you will faithfully do your executor duties
- Affidavit of Small Succession - Used to collect estate assets without probate
- Affidavit of Heirship - Transfer vehicle title
- Inheritance and Estate Transfer Tax Return - Pay inheritance taxes
Louisiana does not provide or require the use of state-wide forms (other than for taxes), so above we have provided example succession (i.e., probate) forms: you can either contact your local court to see if they have a preferred form, adapt one of the above forms for your particular county, make up your own form, or have a lawyer do it for you.
Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small LA Estates.
See also General Probate.