Successions Class


2 credit hours class.
Do you know who has property rights when a family member dies?
This class explains the basics of Louisiana laws that govern property rights after death. Students will learn how the law views heirs, both within and outside of marriage, as well with and without a will.
The class slides are provided here free of charge for your benefit.
Successions Slides Class PDF


Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 9:30am-11:30am | Class location: 
C21 Richard Berry & Assoc | 2330 Lapalco Blvd, Suite 5, Harvey, LA 70058


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About the Instructor

Deryle Bourgeois is a licensed Title insurance agent and notary public in the state of Louisiana and has closed more than 20,000 sales in and around the New Orleans area. A recognized expert in the field of Louisiana Successions, Mr. Bourgeois is regularly consulted by legal and lay persons alike for his knowledge and experience.

Course Outline

  • MODULE ONE: Overview
  • MODULE TWO: Succession procedure
  • MODULE THREE: Counting degrees
  • MODULE FOUR: Acceptance and renunciation
  • MODULE FIVE: Heirs

Course Description

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the types of successions, procedures for counting degrees, determining heirs, acceptance, and renunciation procedures for completing a Succession. Examples will be used to explain the concepts covered in this course, and by the end of the seminar, the student will be familiar with Successions, their usage, and rationale.

Course Objectives

As a result of this instruction, students will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of successions
  • Count degrees & determine who inherits
  • Acceptance or renunciation of succession
  • Understand succession procedures

Course Materials

All materials needed for this course are included in this manual.

Course Requirements

If this course if given in a live format, then you must be present for the full two hours of the course to receive credit for attending.

Vendor or School Policies

There are no educational pre-requisites for this course.


Registration for this course may be completed by phone, fax or email. Payment is due on or before the start of class. Any attempt to take this course under an assumed identity will forfeit your right to a certificate of completion and may result in sanctions by the Louisiana State Real Estate Commission.
You must complete a Student Identify Affidavit attesting that you completed this course yourself.


You must be present for the entire two-hour session to receive credit for attendance.Partial credit is not given for partial attendance.

Course Participation

Instructors may not, in any venue, answer questions of a personal or legal nature, and students should not interpret any information received from instructors or course content as being legal advice.

Cell Phones

Please turn off all cell phones prior to the start of class.

Course Completion

If this course if given in a live format, then you must be present for the full two hours of the course to receive credit for attending. You must submit your Louisiana State real estate license number so that we can report your hours to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission.