Louisiana residents, who want to donate vehicles, real estate, stock, or other property to charities, family members, or other individuals, usually need to fill out an Act of Donation form and have it notarized and witnessed. All title transfers of motor vehicles in the state through donation must have an Act of Donation of a Movable form in addition to the completed transfer of title. Donations of real estate in Louisiana, even between spouses, require a written Act of Donation form to clarify that the property was transferred freely without any form of payment in return. Such transfers may be from parents to children or to charities such as conservation groups. Specific forms cover donations within families and to and from individuals and couples or organizations. Louisiana does not require an Act of Donation form for some transfers, but the form does prove the intent of the donor and establishes rightful ownership when completed. Act of Donation forms in the state of Louisiana serve to document the donation of vehicles, real estate, stocks and other property and rights when properly notarized and witnessed.