Louisiana Civil Code

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CHAPTER 6 - OBLIGATIONS OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS AND OTHER ASCENDANTS

Art. 236. A child regardless of age owes honor and respect to his father and mother. [Repealed and reenacted by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016]

Art. 237. Obligation of providing the basic necessities of life; ascendants and descendants; exceptions

Descendants are bound to provide the basic necessities of life to their ascendants who are in need, upon proof of inability to obtain these necessities by other means or from other sources, and ascendants are likewise bound to provide for their needy descendants, this obligation being reciprocal.

This obligation is strictly personal and is limited to the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter, and health care.

This obligation is owed by descendants and ascendants in the order of their degree of relationship to the obligee and is joint and divisible among obligors. Nevertheless, if the obligee is married, the obligation of support owed by his descendants and ascendants is secondary to the obligation owed by his spouse. [Repealed and reenacted by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016]

Art. 238. The amount of support shall be determined in accordance with the needs of the obligee, as limited under the preceding Article, and the means of the obligor. [Repealed and reenacted by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016]

Art. 239. The amount of support may be modified if the circumstances of the obligor or the obligee materially change and shall be terminated if it has become unnecessary. [Repealed and reenacted by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016]

Arts. 240-245. [Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016]

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