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Welcome to the Louisiana Laws section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Louisiana laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Louisiana's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Baton Rouge Laws

    Baton Rouge is home to both LSU and Southern University, so it should be no surprise that this city bustles with Louisiana’s southern youth culture. You’d be hard pressed to find a move lively scene for foodies or music lovers than “Red Stick.” Louis...

  • What to Know About a Louisiana Divorce
    By Melissa Heinig, Attorney

    Getting a divorce is an emotional and often stressful legal process that you shouldn't approach without support. From start to finish, divorce involves tough decisions about major issues, like property and debt division, child custody and support, and alimony. Are you familiar enough with Louisiana divorce law to handle it yourself? ...

  • Lafayette Laws

    Known for alligators and crawfish, among other things, Lafayette is the heart and soul of Cajun country. Downtown Lafayette offers a diverse range of dance clubs and sports bars, including live music venues and good time saloons. With over 600,000 pe...

  • Louisiana Abortion Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Louisiana's abortion laws regulate abortions within the state. This article covers under what circumstances abortions are allowed, at what point an abortion isn't an option, and more.

  • Louisiana Accident and Injury Laws

    Negligence in the general sense just means carelessness. But negligence in the legal sense is a fairly complicated concept that attempts to determine whether or not a person acted carelessly when they shouldn’t have, whether that carelessness led to ...

  • Louisiana Adoption Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Louisiana's adoption laws set out certain requirements for couples and individuals who wish to adopt, as well as procedures for legally adopting a child or adult.

  • Louisiana Adverse Possession Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Adverse possession is an old legal doctrine that allows an individual to possess or gain ownership over the land of another person or entity if certain criteria are met.

  • Louisiana Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Could it be that the shine has worn off of your Louisiana romance? Perhaps you're wondering what legal options you have for ending your marriage. Figuring out whether a legal separation, annulment, or divorce is right for you can make your head spin....

  • Louisiana Antitrust Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Louisiana's antitrust laws were enacted in order to prevent any one business from gaining an unfair advantage or monopoly in a given industry.

  • Louisiana

    We’ve all heard the phrase “free enterprise,” but just how free are businesses in the Bayou State? Every state has statutes regulating businesses; from how they get started and how they are structured to the ways they can advertise and sell their goo...

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