Louisiana Civil Code

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BOOK I - OF PERSONS

 

TITLE I - NATURAL AND JURIDICAL PERSONS

Art. 24. There are two kinds of persons: natural persons and juridical persons.

A natural person is a human being. A juridical person is an entity to which the law attributes personality, such as a corporation or a partnership. The personality of a juridical person is distinct from that of its members. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988]

Art. 25. Natural personality commences from the moment of live birth and terminates at death. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988]

Art. 26. An unborn child shall be considered as a natural person for whatever relates to its interests from the moment of conception. If the child is born dead, it shall be considered never to have existed as a person, except for purposes of actions resulting from its wrongful death. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988]

Art. 27. All natural persons enjoy general legal capacity to have rights and duties. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988]

Art. 28. A natural person who has reached majority has capacity to make all sorts of juridical acts, unless otherwise provided by legislation. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1988]

Art. 29. Majority is attained upon reaching the age of eighteen years. [Acts 1987, No. 125, §1, eff. Jan. 1.  1988]

Art. 30. When a person has disappeared under circumstances such that his death seems certain, his death is considered to have been established even though his body has not been found. [Acts 1990, No. 989, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]

Art. 31. One claiming a right that has accrued to another person is bound to prove that such person existed at the time when the right accrued. [Acts 1990, No. 989, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]

Arts. 32-35. [Blank]

Art. 36. [Repealed. Acts 1974, No. 134, §1]

Art. 37. [Blank]

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