Louisiana Probate Form

Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

Everything you need to know about Louisiana Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a), including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related LA probate forms.

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About Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) is a commonly used form within Louisiana. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a):

  • This form pertains to the State of Louisiana

  • The current version of this form was last revised on January 1, 1970

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Louisiana’s Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

Step 1 - Download the correct Louisiana form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Louisiana probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a), take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in LA are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Louisiana.

5 reasons you should submit this form as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Louisiana can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Louisiana. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Louisiana is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Louisiana probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Louisiana probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a), and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit this form Online

Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Louisiana probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Louisiana.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Louisiana probate court office.

Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Louisiana-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a) is a probate form in Louisiana.

  • Louisiana has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Louisiana.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Louisiana, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a)

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Louisiana Form Affidavit Of Heirship (N/a). You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY & CORRECTIONS OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLES Affidavit of Heirship This form is to be used only when a vehicle is registered in the name of a deceased owner and the heirs desire to confirm their ownership interest. THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT ____________________________________________________ (deceased owner), (Copy of Death Certificate or Published Obituary Attached) hereinafter referred to as decedent, is the registered owner of the following described vehicle: Year Make Model Vehicle Identification No. Louisiana Title No. Current Louisiana License No. DECLARATION Upon my/our oath, I/we solemnly swear that the information on this form and the following statements as checked below are true and correct: [ ] The decedent died intestate (i.e., no will). [ ] The decedent died testate (copy of will or notarized statement by one in lawful possession of the original summarizing the disposition of vehicles contained in the will attached). [ ] Certificate of title attached. [ ] Certificate of title cannot be located and is, therefore, not available. Under penalties provided for providing false reports, I/we declare that this affidavit (including any accompanying schedules and statements) is to the best of my/our knowledge and belief, a true, correct, and complete identification of death circumstances and legal heir ship of the named decedent. ENTER NAME & ADDRESS OF SURVIVING SPOUSE Name ______________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________ City & State ________________________________________________ Telephone ( ________ ) _______________________________________ Signature ___________________________________________________ Sworn and subscribed before me this __________ day of ___________ , 20 ______ ____________________________________________________________ Notary Public Signature, Printed Name ID # Parish (County) State ENTER NAME & ADDRESS OF HEIR O R LEGATEE If Minor, Must List Age Name ____________________________________ Age: _______________ Address ______________________________________________________ City & State___________________________________________________ Relation to Decedent ____________________________________________ Signature______________________________________________________ Sworn and subscribed before me this __________ day of ___________ , 20 ______ ______________________________________________________________ Notary Public Signature, Printed Name ID# Parish (County) State ENTER NAME & ADDRESS OF HEIR OR LEGATEE If Minor, Must List Age Name ____________________________________ Age: ______________ Address _____________________________________________________ City & State__________________________________________________ Relation to Decedent ___________________________________________ Signature_____________________________________________________ Sworn and subscribed before me this __________ day of ___________ , 20 ______ _____________________________________________________________ Notary Public Signature, Printed Name ID# Parish (County) State ENTER NAME & ADDRESS OF HEIR O R LEGATEE If Minor, Must List Age Name ____________________________________ Age: _______________ Address ______________________________________________________ City & State___________________________________________________ Relation to Decedent ____________________________________________ Signature______________________________________________________ Sworn and subscribed before me this __________ day of ___________, 20 ______ ________________________________________________________________ Notary Public Signature, Printed Name I D# Parish (County) State Heirs And Legatees Must Be Listed (If more than four, please attach supplementary list) If there is only one surviving heir and he/she wishes to title the vehicle in his/her name, this affidavit with attachments will be acceptable. If one of the heirs is a surviving spouse and he/she wishes to transfer the vehicle to a new owner, this affidavit of heirship must be completed by him/her as well as all other heirs, but only the surviving spouse is required to execute a notarized bill of sale or act of donation. If there is no surviving spouse and the sale or donation is to a new owner, a bill of sale or act of donation must be executed by all heirs. The applicant must surrender the previous title, if available. Fees are $18.50 for transfer of title, $8.00 service handling fee, and license fees as applicable. If a UCC-1 form is submitted to record a lien, an additional fee of $15.00 must be submitted. If any other type security agreement is submitted, an additional fee of $10.00 must be submitted. If a lien was reflected on the title of the decedent, the original paid note or a release of lien on the lienholder’s letterhead is required. If a consideration is expressed in a bill of sale, sales tax must also be computed or paid. Please send check or money order made payable to Office of M otor Vehicles to cover any fees/taxes due. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. DPSMV 1696 (R 08/05)

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