Property laws in Louisiana have several unique characteristics, which frequently change. For example, the law of forced heirship has changed dramatically over the past few decades and the law in effect at the time of death usually controls the rights of heirs. Under Louisiana Civil Code Article 1493, forced heirship of children is automatic if the child is under the age of twenty-four (24), or has limited mental or physical capacity. Louisiana community property laws are also distinct. Whether to opt in or out of the community property regime should be discussed prior to marriage, especially when the couple has children from earlier marriages. I can explain the complicated field of Louisiana property rights, and help you plan for your future. Please contact my law office to set your appointment to discuss property and assets today.