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Louisiana Last Will and Testament: What Is It?

In the state of Louisiana, a Last Will and Testament is a document that clearly states how someone, known as a Testator, wants their assets distributed or divided once they pass away. A Will can protect beneficiaries from being left without an inheritance once the Testator passes away. These documents are recognized by the state and are enforceable in court if disagreements in the Testator’s estate arise. In order for this document to be legally upheld, it must be signed by two Witnesses who both witness the Testator signing the document. In addition, this document must be notarized by a Notary Public.

Laws - CC 1570

Witnesses - According to Art. 1577, the Will must be signed by two (2) witnesses as well a Notary.

Registration Procedures: Form RS 9:2446 must be filled out, along with a $10 payment addressed to the Secretary of State with the Will to be registered. The documents should be addressed to:

Secretary of State

P.O Box 94125

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125

Writing a Louisiana Last Will and Testament

Be sure to fill out the following sections with as specific detail as possible:

  • Basic Information about You
  • City and County of Residence
  • Marital Status
  • Children, Pets, and Life Insurance
  • Inheritance for Children
  • Setting Up a Trust for Someone Who Requires Special Care
  • Establish Stipulations on Children’s Inheritance
  • Funeral Service Specifications/Arrangements
  • Last Meal Specifications
  • Appoint the following:
    • Executor
    • Trustee
    • Digital Executor
    • Guardian for Minor Children
    • Additional Beneficiaries
  • Name Disinherited Persons
  • Provide Information on Your Witnesses

Remember to have your document signed by both witnesses and notarized by a Notary Public.

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