The law provides that the spouses to a covenant marriage owe to each other the same legal obligations as couples in a “standard” marriage, but it also provides, in addition, some special rules. Essentially, these special rules include the following:

  • spouses owe each...

In Louisiana, marriage affects the property rights of both men and women. The rights of married people to buy, sell, or control their property, to borrow money, and to get credit are all regulated by law. “Property” includes almost everything: house, land, bank account...

 

 

What is covenant marriage?

The law describes a covenant marriage as a marriage entered into by one male and one female who understand and agree that the marriage between them is a lifelong relationship.

How does a couple enter into a covenant marriage?

In order to enter...

One of the many unique aspects of Louisiana law is the concept of forced heirship. It’s also one of the most confusing for our clients. Here, I’ve addressed some of our most frequently asked questions regarding forced heirship.

1) Who is a forced heir?

  • A child who is...

Louisiana is a community property state. The word “property” as used here is not limited to real estate but includes all assets. A single, widowed, or divorced person owns separate property.

A married person may own separate and community property. Any property that a m...

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