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New Community Property Law (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-09-08

Duration: 00:04:17

Subjects: Community property | Head and Master Laws | Women's rights | Marriage | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Carleton, Mark Thomas Speaker
  • Evans, Pat Speaker


This segment from the September 8, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the changing community property law for married couples, which takes effect in 1980. This law replaces the “Head and Master” law, which defined the husband as the head and master of a household and put him in control of a couple’s property. This report includes highlights from a recent “Family and the Law” conference at LSU. Host: Ron Blome