How Substantial Is Substantial? Compliance with the Louisiana Civil Code’s Requirements for Notarial Testaments

Note by Ryan M. Tucker

In this Note, Ryan M. Tucker analyzes the Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision in Successions of Toney, 2016-1534, p. 5 (La. 5/3/17); 226 So. 3d 397, 401, holding that a testament is absolutely null when it materially deviates from the formalities prescribed for the execution of a testament that must be observed pursuant to Louisiana Civil Code article 1577.

About the Author

J.D. candidate 2019, Tulane University Law School; B.S. 2016, Louisiana State University


92 Tul. L. Rev. 969 (2018)