NOTE: Art. 230 eff. until Jan. 1, 2016. See Acts 2015, No. 260, §1 and 5,
eff. Jan. 1, 2016.
Art. 230. Scope of alimentary obligation
A. By alimony we understand what is necessary for the nourishment, lodging, and
support of the person who claims it.
B.(1) It includes the education, when the person to whom the alimony is due is a
minor, or when the person to whom alimony is due is a major who is a full-time student in
good standing in a secondary school, has not attained the age of nineteen, and is dependent
upon either parent.
(2) It includes the education, when the person to whom the alimony is due has not
attained the age of twenty-two and has a developmental disability as defined in R.S. 28:381.
NOTE: Art. 230 as amended by Acts 2015, No. 260, §1 and 5, eff. Jan. 1,
Art. 230. Alienation, encumbrance, or lease of the property of the child; expenditure of
Either parent may alienate, encumber, or lease the property of the child, compromise
a claim of the child, or incur an obligation of the child for his education, support, and
maintenance only with prior court approval, except as otherwise provided by law.
Nevertheless, a parent may expend, without court approval, the fruits of the child's
property for the shared benefit of the family, excluding major children not living in the
household, or for the expenses of the child's household or property.
Acts 1985, No. 173, §1; Acts 1992, No. 1014, §1; Acts 2001, No. 408, §1; Acts 2015,
No. 260, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.