2011 Louisiana Laws
Civil Code
CC 1589 — Lapse of legacies


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Art. 1589. Lapse of legacies

A legacy lapses when:

(1) The legatee predeceases the testator.

(2) The legatee is incapable of receiving at the death of the testator.

(3) The legacy is subject to a suspensive condition, and the condition can no longer be fulfilled or the legatee dies before fulfillment of the condition.

(4) The legatee is declared unworthy.

(5) The legacy is renounced, but only to the extent of the renunciation.

(6) The legacy is declared invalid.

(7) The legacy is declared null, as for example, for fraud, duress, or undue influence.

Acts 1997, No. 1421, §1, eff. July 1, 1999.

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