Table of Contents

A Primer on Natural and Juridical Persons in Louisiana2
A Primer on Absent Persons in Louisiana 3
A Primer on Marriage in Louisiana4
A Primer on Divorce in Louisiana5
A Primer on Child Custody in Louisiana 6

About the Author

Professor Monica Hof Wallace
Dean Marcel Garsaud, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law
Executive Director, Loyola Advocacy Center

Professor Monica Hof Wallace serves as the Dean Marcel Garsaud, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law and the Executive Director of Loyola’s Advocacy Center.  Professor Wallace joined the law faculty in 2002 after practicing at the New Orleans firm of Correro Fishman Haygood Phelps Walmsley & Casteix (now Fishman Haygood et al). Professor Wallace graduated first in her class at Loyola University College of Law and while attending law school, served on the Law Review and as Chairman of the Moot Court Program.  After graduation, Professor Wallace was a law clerk for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Barry Ted Moskowitz of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Professor Wallace teaches in the areas of family law, successions, donations, trusts, community property, appellate advocacy, and scholarly writing. Professor Wallace served on the Executive Committee for the Family and Juvenile Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools and is an active member of the Louisiana Law Institute, the Louisiana Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and the St. Thomas More Inn of Court, where she serves on the Executive Board.  She also sits on the Board for the Louisiana Youth Seminar and Cancer Crusaders. Professor Wallace is the author of the Louisiana Successions, Donations, & Trusts casebook and the pocket part to the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Successions and Donations with Professor Kathryn Venturatos Lorio. Professor Wallace is the author of numerous articles, is a frequent presenter on topics in her expertise, and is currently working on the Louisiana Civil Law Treatise on Family Law.

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