SERVITUDES

SERVITUDES DEFINITION: A servitude is a charge or burden upon a thing, usually an immovable(real estate), for the benefit of another person or another estate.  Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th edition (1990).  It is closely related to the common law concept of easement. Kinds of servitudes Servitudes are either personal or predial.  La. C.C. art 533.  … Read more

Matrimonial Regimes in Louisiana

This is also called the Legal Regime: The Community of Acquets and Gains.   The legal regime applies to spouses domiciled in this state regardless of their original matrimonial domicile or whether the marriage was contracted in Louisiana.   For the purposes of this law, the following applies to Community Property. Property that comprises the community of … Read more