|In Louisiana, a notary cannot serve as a witness nor could a child(party to the will) serve as a witness. I realize Louisiana is different than any other state, but why on earth would a state allow a notary serve as notary and witness. Also, most acts in Louisiana are authentic acts, which require a notary and two witnesses. Even auto transfers are authentic acts.|
Also, the LA Civil Code lays out the parameters for who can/cannot witness in Louisiana, so that is the best resource for answers.