A Primer on Absent Persons in Louisiana

Monica Hof Wallace

This Article is the second in a series of primers on Louisiana Family Law. The Louisiana Civil Code of 1870, as amended to date, operates as the primary source of law, with other ancillary statutes and codes on particular subject matters. The law of absent persons appears in Title III of Book I of the Civil Code to prescribe the rules for those persons whose whereabouts are unknown. For the absent person or for those affected by his absence, the law provides a scheme to adequately protect the rights of the absent person while considering the needs of those affected by his absence. Read more


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