A Primer on Marriage in Louisiana

Monica Hof Wallace

This Article is the third 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 marriage appears in Title IV of Book I of the Civil Code to prescribe the rules for marriage, nullity of marriage, and the incidents of marriage. The Civil Code Ancillaries, found in Title 9 of the Revised Statutes, further provide details governing marriage in Louisiana. The title on marriage outlines the prerequisites of marriage, actions for nullity of marriage, and the rights and obligations spouses enjoy as a result of the contract of marriage. Read more


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