Is My Out of State Last Will and Testament Valid in Louisiana?
The Answer: Maybe.
Perhaps you just moved to Louisiana and are wondering if the Last Will and Testament that you previously executed in your prior home state is valid here in Louisiana OR perhaps your loved one recently passed away while living in Louisiana but their Last Will and Testament was executed in a different state. Is it valid in Louisiana?
A Louisiana court will accept a will that is executed in a different state if the will was valid as to form under the law of the state where it was signed or valid as to form under the law of the state where the person who made the will was domiciled at the time he or she signed the will.
For example, if you executed a Last Will and Testament in the state of Mississippi then move to Louisiana, the will can be recognized by a Louisiana court if the will is proper under the form requirements of Mississippi.
For more information, contact Lindsey S. Olsen, Attorney at Law to schedule a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney.