Folsom, LA asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Louisiana

Q: How old must a witness to an Authentic Act be in Louisiana?

I need two witnesses to a Declaration of Paraphernality in Covington, Louisiana. Is there an age requirement for witnesses? My Stepdaughter and her son are available to act as witnesses tomorrow. The son is 18 years old. May he be a witness recognized by Louisiana law?

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A: In Louisiana, the age requirement for a witness to an authentic act, such as a Declaration of Paraphernality, is generally 16 years or older. Therefore, your stepdaughter's son, who is 18 years old, meets the legal age criteria to act as a witness for the document. It's important to ensure that the witnesses are present during the signing of the document and understand the significance of their role as witnesses to an authentic act in accordance with Louisiana law. If all requirements are met, their participation should be valid for the purpose of the Declaration of Paraphernalia.

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