Q: Can one signee on a small estate affidavit for Louisiana get their signature notarized in California?
The home is in Louisiana, I live in California but I am 1 of 2 signatures required per the form. Must the signators reside in Louisiana?
A: I very much doubt Louisiana would require you to reside there in order to sign the affidavit. Notarizations are always completed in the state where the signer is signing, which most often is their residence.
A: It's not common for signers of Small Estate Affidavits to be required to live in the state where the deceased person's property is located. But, that having been said, the answer to your question would be based on Louisiana law, which is very different than the laws of the other 49 states. All states except Louisiana use what is called "common law". Louisiana is the only state with a legal code that is primarily based on civil law. I won't bore you with the details other than to say you should find a lawyer familiar with Louisiana law just to confirm the answer to your question.
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