Donation inter vivos

A contract by which a person, called the donor, gratuitously divests himself, at present and irrevocably, of the thing given in favor of another called the donee, who accepts it.

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The lingo of Louisiana law

Getting help understanding civil law terms So The Legal Genealogist was down in Louisiana this past weekend, speaking at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. No, that’s not a church library. Anywhere else, it would have been called a county library. But Louisiana doesn’t have counties, it has parishes. Originally, you see, Louisiana was under the control of the French and the Spanish, both of which were heavily influenced by Roman Catholicism. And the original jurisdictions were the church parishes. In 1807, when the territorial legislature set up civil jurisdictions, it followed the same basic jurisdictional lines — and kept the name: parish.1 So don’t go looking for county records in Louis

Louisiana Supreme Court rules in dispute over prenuptial agreement

NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that there is a time-related element involved in the ratification of prenuptial agreements. In a decision filed on May 3, Justice Marcus Clark ruled that under Louisiana Civil Code Article 2331, proper acknowledgment of the parties’ signatures on the prenuptial agreement is required and the failure to make such acknowledgments prior to the marriage invalidates the agreement. The plaintiff in the case, Danielle Deon Dickerson Acurio married Dr. Michael Thomas Acurio in 1998, but the couple divorced in 2000. Two years later, in 2002, the couple married again, but this time entered into a prenuptial agreement. “The document was signed by

Out of State Wills

Question: My parent died in Louisiana but his Will was prepared in another state. Can I open succession with an out of state will in Louisiana, or will the Louisiana Court recognize the Last Will and Testament prepared in the other state? Under Louisiana law, a Louisiana court will recognize a will that is executed out-of-state if the will was prepared in a manner and form that would make it valid under the law of the state where it was signed, or under the law of the state where the person who made the will was domiciled at the time he or she signed the will. For example, let’s say that your parent owns a home in Louisiana. Later in life, due to health reasons, your parent moves to Texas to



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