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Louisiana Last Will and Testament Template

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Louisiana Last Will and Testament Template

Updated November 15, 2023

A Louisiana last will and testament is a legal document written by a testator (the person creating the will) to set forth instructions on how they wish to distribute their assets upon death. By making a will, a testator can assure their property/assets will be properly managed after their death and dispersed among the intended family, friends, and even organizations.

Signing Requirements

Must be signed in the presence of two or more competent witnesses and a notary official. Each page must be signed.[1]

State Definition

Will” is a hand-written testament, which is only valid if it is entirely written, dated, and signed by the testator.[2]

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  1. LA Civil Code § 1577
  2. LA Civil Code § 1575