Louisiana Last Will and Testament Form

The Louisiana last will and testament is a legal document that is used by an individual that would like to set fourth specific instructions pertaining to the division of their estate (all of their possessions), after their death. The document will allow the Testator to  delegate someone they trust, to divide the estate as written in the document, properly honoring the wishes of the Testator

Laws – Louisiana Civil Code 1570, et seq.: Testaments

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the document – Enter the Testator’s name in the first blank line of the document

  • Provide the Testator’s name
  • City
  • County
  • Read titled section “Expenses and Taxes”

Step 2 – Establish the Executor – The Testator may now appoint an executor by providing the following:

  • Provide the name of the initial executor
  • Address
  • County of residence
  • State of residence

If the first selected executor is unavailable for any reasons, an alternate may be appointed in advance by entering their information:

  • Submit the name of the aleternate
  • Address
  • County
  • State

Step 3 – Disposition of Property –Enter all beneficiary information, if there are more beneficiaries than will fit onto this form, add a sheet with their information and attach it to the form

  • Beneficiary’s name
  • Address (current)
  • Relationship to the Testator
  • Provide the last four (4) digits of the beneficiary’s Social Security Number (SSN)
  • The Testator must read the next paragraphs
  • If additional instructions are applicable, the Testator may add them on a separate sheet and attach it to this document

Step 4 – Titled Sections – Review the following information:

  • Omissions
  • Bond
  • Discretionary Powers of Personal Representative (subsections A – K)
  • Contesting Beneficiary
  • Guardian Ad Litem Not Required
  • Gender
  • Assignment
  • Governing Law

Step 5 – Binding Agreement – The Principal must read and agree to the first paragraph. Then enter the following:

  • Testator’s full name
  • Date the document’s exectution in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name
  • Printed name
  • Date of signature in dd/m/yy format
  • Testator’s name

Step 6 – Witness Signatures and Notary Public – All signatories will have to  be present before a notary public

Witnesses –

  • Witnesses must enter their signatures (respectively)
  • Current addresses

Testamentary Affidavit –

  • The notary shall acknowledge this document after completion
  • The notary will provide the names of all parties
  • Testator shall enter their signature
  • Witnesses shall enter signatures