Louisiana Last Will and Testament Law

Note:    This summary is not intended to be an all inclusive discussion of the law of Wills in Connecticut but does contain basic and other information.  Hand-written wills or wills where the testator cannot sign his or her name are not included in this discussion.

 

Will probated outside state may be allowed and recorded: A will duly proved, allowed, and admitted to probate outside of this state, may be allowed and recorded in the proper court of any parish in this state, in which the testator shall have left any estate. 9:2421.

Filing of will and proceedings thereon: When a copy of the will and probate thereof, duly authenticated, shall be presented by the executor or by any other person interested in the will, with a petition for the probate, the same must be filed and proper proceedings had as required by law on a petition for the original probate of a domestic will. 9:2422.

Admission to probate; force and effect: If upon the hearing, it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the will has been duly proved, allowed, and admitted to probate outside of this state, and that it was executed according to the law of the place in which the same was made, or in which the testator was at the time domiciled, or in conformity with the laws of this state, it must be admitted to probate, which probate shall have the same force and effect as the original probate of a domestic will. 9:2423.

Probate of will operative under laws of state or country not requiring probate: When a duly authenticated copy of a will from any state or country where probate is not required by the laws of such state or country, with a duly authenticated certificate of the legal custodian of such original will that the same is a true copy, and that such will has become operative by the laws of such state or country, and when a copy of a notarial will in possession of a notary in a foreign state or country entitled to the custody thereof (the laws of which state or country require that such will remain in the custody of such notary), duly authenticated by such notary, is presented by the executor or other persons interested to the proper court in this state, such court shall probate the same as in case of an original will presented for probate.

If it appears to the court that the instrument ought to be allowed in this state, as the last will and testament of the deceased the copy shall be filed and recorded, and the will shall have the same effect as if originally proved and allowed in the said court. 9:2424.


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