Louisiana Law adheres to a community property regime among spouses. However, if a couple prefers to keep the property they acquire while they are married separate from their spouse, a prenuptial agreement may be helpful. Prenuptial agreements can be entered in advance of a marriage to change the application of Louisiana state laws with regards to community property in the event that the parties divorce at a later date. There are limited circumstances under which a grace period may be available for already married couples who seek to enter a marital agreement when they have recently moved to Louisiana from out of state. There are specific rules about the execution of prenuptial agreements and every case varies. If you would like more information or want to discuss the facts of your case with a lawyer, feel free to visit our website to make an appointment.