While most state laws don’t have a specific form of last will & testament, all of them have laws which set out the minimum elements required for a last will and testament to be deemed a valid will (or a legal will).
In order to make a valid last will & testament, the flowing elements must be complied with:
In the state of Louisiana, a notary must notarize the last will & testament. However, while not necessary, notarization is recommended to help ensure wills are more easily admitted to probate.
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