Marriages and Civil Unions
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This category is about the process of married or forming civil unions, getting a certificate to prove the union, and changing names for it.
This article is taken from the Louisiana State Bar Association brochure "Community Property: What is Mine? What is Yours?" The article explains what matrimonial agreements are and when they need judicial approval. This page includes a link to the original brochure.
A covenant marriage is similar to a “regular” marriage but includes additional legal steps. The covenant marriage sets out harder requirements to end a marriage and puts you into a tougher system of divorce laws. Covenant Marriages were developed by the Louisiana legislature to encourage couples to go through religious or professional counseling before filing for divorce. A covenant marriage allows the couple to show their intent to enter the marriage as a lifelong commitment.