ACQUETS, estates in the civil law. Property which has been acquired by
purchase, gift or otherwise than by succession. Merlin Rep. h.t., confines
acquets to immovable property.
2. In Louisiana they embrace the profits of all the effects, of which the husband has the administration and enjoyment, either of right or in fact, of the produce of the reciprocal industry and labor of both husband and wife, and of the estates which they may acquire during the marriage, either by donations, made jointly to them both, or by purchase, or in any other similar way, even although the purchase be only in the name of one of the two, and not of both, because in that case the period of time when the purchase is made is alone attended to, and not the person who made the purchase. Civ. Code, art. 2371.
3. This applies to all marriages contracted in that state, or out of it, when the parties afterward go there to live, as to acquets afterward made there. Id. art. 2370.
4. The acquets are divided into two equal portions between the husband and wife, or between their heirs at the dissolution of their marriage. Id. art. 2375.
5. The Parties may, however, lawfully stipulate there shall be no community of profits or gains. Id. art. 2369.
6. But the parties have no right to agree that they shall be governed by the laws of another country. 3 Martin's Rep. 581. Vide 17 Martin's Rep. 571 2 Kent's Com. 153, note.