In Louisiana, when individuals get married, the laws surrounding the ownership of their property change. The married couple is considered to own items together, a term referred to as the legal regime of the community of acquets and gain, more commonly referred to as “community property”. The rules surrounding the ownership of community property are voluminous. If a couple does not want to subject their property to the community property rules, they may enter into a contractual matrimonial regime. This is most frequently accomplished via a prenuptial agreement.