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Siobhan Sullivan Leger

Siobhan Sullivan Leger

  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Family Law...
  • Louisiana
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After practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, probate, and real estate law for several years with a boutique law firm in the Baton Rouge area, Siobhan Leger opened the Leger Law Group, LLC. As the managing attorney for the Leger Law Group, LLC, Siobhan now practices in all areas of civil law, but continues to focus her practice on wills & trusts, estates, real estate, Medicaid and Veteran's Aid & Attendance planning, and family law.

Siobhan Leger is a graduate of both Louisiana State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, where she earned her Juris Doctor and her Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law. Siobhan graduated with honors for pro bono service and was admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana shortly thereafter.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Family Law
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Successions
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  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free consultation.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Federal Circuit
Education
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2011)
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
Diploma of Comparative Law (2011)
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Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (2008) | English
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Professional Associations
Louisiana State Bar # 33943
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4 Questions Answered

Q. My farther and mother has passed with no will in Louisiana. There is a home paid in full with a few small balance debts.
A: Yes, a sale can be forced either during the succession or once the succession has been closed and the heirs are "in possession" (i.e. have accepted ownership) of the home. Selling the property from the succession is typically much more straight forward than selling it once all of the heirs are placed in possession.
Q. If my dad passes away without a will and has 2 children. He has a long time live in girlfriend.
A: Without a will, your father's girlfriend will not inherit anything from his estate. Your father's children (or his grandchildren from any child who has predeceased him) are his sole heirs.
Q. Question regarding community property
A: The property would be classified as separate property (we go by date of acquisition in Louisiana). However, in the event of a divorce, you would have a claim for reimbursement for some of the community funds used to benefit his separate property.
Q. Louisiana succession or probate? Administrator of estate? Granny passed with no will ~ Dilemma
A: Fortunately, the answer is yes. You can move forward with opening the succession under what is known as a "regular administration." An attorney would assist you with that. Once the estate has been opened, the estate representative can ask the judge to authorize the sale of the home and/or any other estate property. The estate representative can also ask to the judge for permission to reimburse himself/herself for the costs of the succession (i.e. legal fees, filing fees) from the proceeds of the sale of the home. It sounds like you should consult with a probate/successions attorney to begin the process before your cousin/brother gets too comfortable.
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8680 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite F
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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Telephone: (225) 522-4996