Q: Need ask for assistance preparing a will
A: Louisiana only permits 2 types of Last Wills: a handwritten will which is valid, if all form requirements are met (Testator's own handwriting, dated, and signed), or a notarial Will, which when all form requirements are met is "self-proving." Handwritten wills are not self proving, and need to be proven by the proponent of the Last Will. If you need a notarial Last Will to address issues such as forced heirship, disinherson, a testamentary trust, or alternate beneficiaries and Executor appointments, then, call counsel local to you for assistance. Best of luck to you.
A: Supplementing attorney Tournet's post, I recommend that you consult and have a lawyer prepare your will. You want a will so that your the distribution of your estate is as you desire and an estate planning or wills lawyer is the best person to accomplish this----please use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for estate planning attorneys or will/trust attorneys in your area----call and meet with a few of them and hire the one in which you are most comfortable. Good luck.
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