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Louisiana Prenuptial Agreements: Issues for Contemporary Spouses


Elizabeth Ruth Carter


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center

October 25, 2012

42nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar, October 2012

Abstract:     
Prenuptial agreements can benefit nearly all couples. The stereotypical second-marriage couple and the couple with a large wealth disparity remain candidates for prenuptial agreements. But, the market is much larger than that. All couples, particularly those in Louisiana, can benefit from a prenuptial agreement. The default legal regime of community property presents a number of likely unintended and unexpected consequences for many spouses. Moreover, modern spouses likely have different concerns than the stereotypical prenuptial agreement candidates. This paper examines important demographic changes among married couples and attempts to identify some possible concerns and scenarios raided by these changes that could be addressed in a prenuptial agreement.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 25

Keywords: community property, marriage, family law, prenuptial agreement, marriage contract, marital agreement, Louisiana, estate planning

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Date posted: November 2, 2012 ; Last revised: December 11, 2012

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Carter, Elizabeth Ruth, Louisiana Prenuptial Agreements: Issues for Contemporary Spouses (October 25, 2012). 42nd Annual Estate Planning Seminar, October 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2169991

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Elizabeth Ruth Carter (Contact Author)
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge - Paul M. Hebert Law Center ( email )
440 Law Center Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
United States
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