Louisiana Civil Code

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SECTION 4 - CHILD SUPPORT

 

Art. 141. In a proceeding for divorce or thereafter, the court may order either or both of the parents to provide an interim allowance or final support for a child based on the needs of the child and the ability of the parents to provide support.

The court may award an interim allowance only when a demand for final support is pending. [Acts 1993, No. 261, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1994]

 

Art. 142. An award of child support may be modified if the circumstances of the child or of either parent materially change and shall be terminated upon proof that it has become unnecessary. [Acts 1993, No. 261, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1994; Acts 2001, No. 1082, §2]

 

Arts. 143-148. [Blank]

 

Arts. 149-150. [Repealed by Acts 1990, No. 1009, §9, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]

 

SECTION 5 - PROVISIONAL AND INCIDENTAL PROCEEDINGS IN ACTIONS OF NULLITY

 

Art. 151. In a proceeding for declaration of nullity of a marriage, a court may award a party the incidental relief afforded in a proceeding for divorce. [Acts 1993, No. 108, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1994]

 

Art. 152. After the declaration of nullity of a marriage, a party entitled to the civil effects of marriage may seek the same relief as may a divorced spouse.

Incidental relief granted pending declaration of nullity to a party not entitled to the civil effects of marriage shall terminate upon the declaration of nullity.

Nevertheless, a party not entitled to the civil effects of marriage may be awarded custody, child support, or visitation. The award shall not terminate as a result of the declaration of nullity. [Acts 1993, No. 108, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1994]

 

Arts. 153-156. [Repealed by Acts 1990, No. 1009, §9, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]

 

Arts. 157-158. [Blank]

 

CHAPTER 3 - EFFECTS OF DIVORCE

 

Art. 159. A judgment of divorce terminates a community property regime retroactively to the date of filing of the petition in the action in which the judgment of divorce is rendered. The retroactive termination of the community shall be without prejudice to rights of third parties validly acquired in the interim between the filing of the petition and recordation of the judgment. [Amended by Acts 1977, No. 483, §2; Acts 1979, No. 711, §1; Acts 1990, No. 1009, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]

 

Art. 160. [Blank]

 

Art. 161. [Repealed by Acts 1990, No. 1008, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1991]