Louisiana Laws on Covenant Marriage and Community Property

Covenant marriages are recognized in only three states: Arizona, Arkansas, and Louisiana*; and they are usually entered into for religious reasons. Below is a public document by the Louisiana Department of Justice Office of the Attorney General explaining Louisiana Laws on Community Property and Covenant Marriage.

For committed covenant couples (outside of Louisiana), it could serve as a guideline for biblical marriage.

Topics covered in this document include:

LOUISIANA’S COMMUNITY PROPERTY LAW AND HOW TO
CHANGE ITS EFFECTS BY CONTRACT

What is community property?

Marriage Contracts

THE COVENANT MARRIAGE ACT

What is covenant marriage?

How does a couple enter into a covenant marriage?

What are some of the special incidents and effects of a covenant marriage?

How does a covenant marriage strengthen marriage through new and
different divorce/separation laws?

What are the grounds for a covenant marriage divorce?

Instead of an immediate divorce, a separation from bed and board may be
obtained. The grounds for a judgment of separation from bed and board are
as follows:

Sample covenant marriage forms

Sample covenant marriage forms for couples already married

*At the time of this writing. SOURCE: House Bill 756 of the 1997 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature signed into law by Governor Foster on July 15, 1997 as Act 1380 of 1997.

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