Louisiana intestate law is very mechanical. It doesn’t leave room for shifting assets or altering distributions based on circumstances. Because of this inflexibility, you should not rely on Louisiana intestate law to take the place of a Will.
Louisiana’s intestate rules distribute a deceased person’s assets to various relatives, beginning with the children and spouse and extending to other descendants, ancendants, and descendants of ancendants.
The exact application of Louisiana intestate law depends on a few factors:
- Whether there are children and the ages of those children
- Whether the decedent’s property is community property or separate property
- The degree of relationship of each family member to the decedent
Additionally, they probably do not sufficiently protect minor children, address the needs of a blended family or Individuals with special needs. You should make it a priority to protect government benefits for their loved ones with special needs.