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Re: Witnesses for Louisiana
Posted by EJC/LA of FL on 2/26/19 3:48pm Msg #603855
I'm going to necro-post a little bit; the standard for witnesses in Louisiana is that a witness to a testament must be 16 years old or older and not a legatee. For all other documents, the witness must be "of proper understanding". (Code of Evidence art. 601) This means that in a practical sense a notary can use witnesses that are 12 or 13 years old. [We discussed this in my notary course at UL.]

** - To quote the Louisiana notary study guide (p. 268 of the 2014 edition): "Age - Except where the law specifically provides otherwise, no age requirements exist for a witness to be considered competent, as long as the witness is of "proper understanding."
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 Witnesses for Louisiana - Anita Henderson on 2/4/19 4:08pm
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 Re: Witnesses for Louisiana - Louisiana33 on 2/6/19 2:00pm
 Re: Witnesses for Louisiana - EJC/LA on 2/26/19 3:48pm
 Re: Witnesses for Louisiana -  walthtz on 2/6/19 2:57pm
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