Mystic Will Law and Legal Definition

Mystic Will is a will that is prepared and signed in secret. It is also termed as Secret Will, closed will or sealed will. This will is given to a notary public by the maker of the will, along with a statement that the will is legitimate. The notary indorses on the envelope the details of the transaction in front of witnesses and signature is affixed by the notary and the witnesses. The mystic testament must be proved by the testimony of at least three of the witnesses who were present at the act of superscription. Mystic wills are applicable only in Louisiana. Testimony may be given in the form of an affidavit executed after the death of the testator or if the court requires the witnesses have to appear and testify orally. All affidavits in lieu of oral testimony shall be filed in the probate proceedings. The procedure with regard to probation of mystic will is provided in La. C.C.P. Art. 2885