Generally a succession must be opened where the deceased was domiciled. Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 2811 provides: A proceeding to open a succession shall be brought in the district court of the parish where the deceased was domiciled at the time of his death. If the deceased was not domiciled in this state at the time of his death, his succession may be opened in the district court of any parish where: (1) Immovable property of the deceased is situated; or, (2
In the case where you become incapacitated, a durable power of attorney for healthcare can be used if drafted prior to becoming incapacitated. This power of attorney allows a trusted family member or friend to make medical care decisions in the event of incapacity. If a power of attorney has not been done then it will be necessary for family to ask the court to appoint someone make healthcare decisions.