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Family Law Bills (1981)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-07-10

Duration: 00:06:37

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1981 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Family law | Alimony | Divorce | Inheritance and succession | Forced heirship | Community property


  • George, Beth Host
  • Nelson, Sydney Interviewee
  • Fernandez, Manny Interviewee


This segment from the July 10, 1981, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the bills related to family law in the 1981 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. These bills include: ending the requirement of basing alimony payments on who was at fault in a divorce; ending the forced heirships for parents to their children; and changing the community property laws in situations where married couples have children from a previous marriage. Host: Beth George