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Art. 2884.  Nuncupative testament by private act

A.  Except as provided in Article 2886, the nuncupative testament by private act must be proved by the testimony of at least three of the competent witnesses present when it was made.  These witnesses must testify, in substance:

(1)  That they recognize the testament presented to them as being the same that was written in their presence by the testator, or by another person at his direction, or which the testator had written or caused to be written out of their presence and which he declared to them contained his testament; and

(2)  That they recognize their signatures and that of the testator, if they signed it, or the signature of him who signed for them, respectively, if they did not know how to sign their names.

B.  A person's testimony for the purpose of this Article may be given in the form of an affidavit executed after the death of the testator, unless the court in its discretion requires the person to appear and testify orally.  All affidavits accepted by the court in lieu of oral testimony shall be filed in the probate proceedings.  This Paragraph does not apply to testimony with respect to the genuineness of a will that is judicially attacked.

Acts 1987, No. 270, §1; Acts 1999, No. 85, §1.

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