Louisiana Civil Code

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CHAPTER 2 - EMANCIPATION

Art. 365. There are three kinds of emancipation: judicial emancipation, emancipation by marriage, and limited emancipation by authentic act. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 366. A court may order for good cause the full or limited emancipation of a minor sixteen years of age or older. Full judicial emancipation confers all effects of majority on the person emancipated, unless otherwise provided by law. Limited judicial emancipation confers the effects of majority specified in the judgment of limited emancipation, unless otherwise provided by law. [Acts 1992, No. 715, §1; Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 367. A minor is fully emancipated by marriage. Termination of the marriage does not affect emancipation by marriage. Emancipation by marriage may not be modified or terminated. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 368. An authentic act of limited emancipation confers upon a minor age sixteen or older the capacity to make the kinds of juridical acts specified therein, unless otherwise provided by law. The act shall be executed by the minor, and by the parents of the minor, if parental authority exists, or by the tutor of the minor, if parental authority does not exist.  All other effects of minority shall continue. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 369. Judicial emancipation is effective when the judgment is signed. Emancipation by marriage is effective upon marriage. Limited emancipation by authentic act is effective when the act is executed. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 370. The court may modify or terminate its judgment of emancipation for good cause.

A judgment modifying or terminating a judgment of emancipation is effective toward third persons as to immovable property when the judgment is filed for registry in the conveyance records of the parish in which the property is situated, and as to movables when the judgment is filed for registry in the conveyance records of the parish or parishes in which the minor was domiciled at the time of the judgment.

A judgment modifying or terminating a judgment of emancipation does not affect the validity of an act made by the emancipated minor prior to the effective date of modification or termination.

The termination of judicial emancipation places the minor under the same authority to which he was subject prior to emancipation, unless otherwise ordered by the court for good cause shown. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Art. 371. The parties to an authentic act of limited emancipation may modify or terminate the limited emancipation by making a subsequent authentic act. In addition, a court, for good cause, may modify or terminate limited emancipation by authentic act.

An authentic act or judgment modifying or terminating limited emancipation by authentic act is effective toward third persons as to immovable property when the act or judgment is filed for registry in the conveyance records of the parish in which the property is situated and as to movables when the act or judgment is filed for registry in the conveyance records in the parish or parishes in which the minor was domiciled at the time of the act modifying or terminating limited emancipation by authentic act.

An authentic act or judgment modifying or terminating a prior act of limited emancipation does not affect the validity of a juridical act made by the minor prior to the effective date of modification or termination. [Acts 2008, No. 786, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2009]

Arts. 372-385. [Blank]

Arts. 386-388. [Repealed. Acts 1960, No. 30, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1961]

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