Obligations and Contracts – Object
Art. 1971. Freedom of parties. Parties are free to contract for any object that is lawful, possible, and determined or determinable.
Art. 1972. Possible or impossible object. A contractual object is possible or impossible according to its own nature and not according to the parties’ ability to perform.
Art. 1973. Object determined as to kind. The object of a contract must be determined at least as to its kind. The quantity of a contractual object may be undetermined, provided it is determinable.
Art. 1974. Determination by third person. If the determination of the quantity of the object has been left to the discretion of a third person, the quantity of an object is determinable. If the parties fail to name a person, or if the person named is unable or unwilling to make the determination, the quantity may be determined by the court.
Art. 1975. Output or requirements. The quantity of a contractual object may be determined by the output of one party or the requirements of the other. In such a case, output or requirements must be measured in good faith.
Art. 1976. Future things. Future things may be the object of a contract. The succession of a living person may not be the object of a contract other than an antenuptial agreement. Such a succession may not be renounced.