State Laws and Regulations
The Secretary of State has two end-of-life registry programs. As directed by the Legislature and effected in 1982, the Secretary of State provides a registry, and the testator (the person writing their will) or their attorney may register information regarding the execution of the former’s Louisiana last will and testament.
Some key facts include:
- This information is preserved in confidence until death
- This information is only reported as indicated when referring to said person’s name, social security, or other identification.
- This registry acts as the intended place for safekeeping and will include the name and address of the attorney, or another select person who has information regarding the location of the will
The Louisiana Legislature also states, since 1985, that the Secretary of State will have a registry for living will declarations. This written documentation instructs that said person does not wish to receive procedures in the case of a terminal illness or other condition. Once this is filed, they will receive an ID that says: “do not resuscitate.” Additionally, copies can be provided to physicians or other health care professionals for their records.
Louisiana Last Will and Testament Template
You can adjust who inherits property in your will, no matter if you are married or unmarried. The majority of the time, couples execute their wills to give the other surviving partner their estate before another person. However, you have the right to leave your home and personal possessions to whoever you want.
Unless a forced heir, or the child of the deceased under the age of 24 and is permanently unable to care for themselves due to mental or physical incapability, then who gets your property after your death is subject to change.