Course Description

This course provides an overview of the Louisiana law of successions. Students will learn how to determine “who inherits what” in an intestate succession; prepare legal documents necessary for intestate successions, such as affidavit of death, jurisdiction and heirship; detailed descriptive lists; petition for possession; and judgment of possession; and prepare a Louisiana inheritance tax return. Other topics will include the legal requirements for wills and trusts.

This course is a part of the Paralegal Studies Program. You must apply and be accepted into the program in order to enroll in this course.

For more information about this course, contact Alanna Clanton at (225) 578-6760.


This is an elective course in the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program. Students must have successfully completed the four core courses of the program in order to enroll in this course.

Principles of Paralegal Studies, Legal Research, Legal Case Analysis, and Civil Litigation I

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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