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In re Succession of Bridges

Court of Appeals of Louisiana, First Circuit

February 27, 2018

IN THE MATTER OF THE SUCCESSION OF DON MICHAEL BRIDGES, SR.

         On Appeal from the Twenty-Second Judicial District Court In and for the Parish of St. Tammany State of Louisiana No. 2016-30889, Div. "C" The Honorable Richard Swartz, Judge Presiding

          Alex J. Peragine Christina Falco Baldwin Covington, LA Attorneys for Appellee Pamela Ann Gouedy Bridges

          Eric Oliver Person New Orleans, LA Attorney for Appellant Don Michael Bridges, Jr.

          BEFORE: HIGGINBOTHAM, HOLDRIDGE, AND PENZATO, JJ.

          HOLDRIDGE, J.

         Appellant, Don Michael Bridges, Jr. (Don Bridges), appeals a judgment denying numerous requests for relief in this succession proceeding. We affirm.

         PROCEDURAL AND FACTUAL BACKGROUND

         The facts forming the basis for this appeal are largely undisputed. Don Michael Bridges, Sr. (Mr. Bridges) and Pamela Ann Gouedy Bridges (Pamela) were married in 1979 and divorced in 1988. While they were divorced, on May 7, 2002, Mr. Bridges executed a testament by notarial act in which he directed, in pertinent part:

I, DON MICHAEL BRIDGES, SR., being of sound mind, do hereby make this my last will and testament, revoking any and all prior wills, testaments, and codicils.
I name and appoint my former wife PAMELA ANN GOUEDY BRIDGES as the Executrix of my estate with full seizen and without bond. As Executrix of my estate PAMELA ANN GOUEDY BRIDGES may act as an Independent Executrix.
I leave as a special bequest to my son DON MICHAEL BRIDGES, JR. the entirety of my interest in and to lot 5-A of a resubdivision of former lot 5 of Block F of Abita Springs Estates Subdivision measuring 120 feet on Abita Springs Drive, same depth in the rear, between equal and parallel lines of 401.47 feet.
I leave the remainder of my estate, regardless of whether movable or immovable, separate or community, or corporeal or incorporeal unto my former wife PAMELA ANN GOUEDY BRIDGES.
In the event my former wife PAMELA ANN GOUEDY BRIDGES should predecease me or not survive me by ninety days, then I leave the entirety of my estate to my son DON MICHAEL BRIDGES, JR.

         Following the execution of the testament, on October 10, 2005, Mr. Bridges and Pamela remarried. They divorced a second time on May 25, ...


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