Set Up Your Estate Planning Legal Documents To Make Car Title Transfers Simple at the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles After You Die

There's nothing worse than forcing your surviving family members to go through lawyers, courts, and judges just to be able to sell your vehicle or put your vehicles in their name. But there's a not too well known secret that you and your family can take advantage of to make it easy for your surviving family members to put your vehicles in their name.

According to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles, you can transfer a vehicle of a deceased owner if you have a photocopy of the deceased's death certificate, and you also have a copy of the deceased's last will. The deceased's last will should have a particular bequest of any vehicles owned at the time of death.

Example. Dad died with a last will and testament which stated, "I leave any vehicles that I own at my death to my son, Peter." After Dad dies, Peter brings a copy of Dad's death certificate and a copy of Dad's last will to the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles. Peter will leave the Office of Motor Vehicles with new titles in Peter's name - no probate, no Succession, no lawyers, no courts, and no judges involved.

Make sure when you set up your estate legal program that you cover all of the details necessary to make things really simple for your family - including how your vehicles will be transferred after you pass away. Your family will thank you for it.