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Louisiana Asset Protection Summary 

Homestead Exemption

There is a $25,000 Homestead exemption.  A homestead consists of the residence occupied by the owner and any appurtenances on the land. Within a municipality there can be no more than 5 acres of contiguous tracks or, if outside the municipality, no more than 200 acres of land.  To view this statute, click here.

This exemption extends to a spouse or dependent still residing in the homestead.  To see this statute, click here.

In cases of catastrophic injury or terminal illness the exemption is the full value of the homestead.  To view this statute, click here.

Life Insurance and Annuities

Proceeds and avails of policies of life insurance are exempt.  These are also exempt from creditors of any beneficiary, assignee, or the estate receiving the proceeds and avails.  To see this statute, click here.

In bankruptcy proceedings cash surrender and loan values exceeding $35,000 are not exempt if policy or contract was issued within nine months of filing.  To see this statute, click here.

In bankruptcy proceedings cash surrender and loan values exceeding $35,000 are not exempt if policy or annuity contract was issued within nine months of filing.  To see this statute, click here.

IRA

ERISA qualified benefits, including IRAs and Roth IRAs, are exempt.  To see this statute, click here.

Miscellaneous

Proceeds of any gubernatorially declared disaster are exempt to the extent the asset damaged was exempt.  To see this statute, click here.

Corporate Protections

Business Acts

1.      Louisiana Business Corporations Law

a.      To view this statute, click here.

2.      Louisiana Limited Liability Company Act

a.      To view this Act, click here.

3.      Louisiana Limited Liability Partnership

a.      To view this statute, click here.

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