Acquets

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(6) Une fraction appartient en propre a l'epouse, une autre fraction au mari et une troisieme a la communaute sans que l'on puisse discerner les apports de chacun, l'immense majorite des couples etant unis sous le regime de la communaute reduite aux acquets.
Bien que nous ne disposions pas de donnees empiriques pour appuyer notre hypothese, on peut vraisemblablement attribuer le declin du contrat de mariage a deux causes consecutives, soit l'avenement, en 1970, du regime legal de la societe d'acquets (4), et l'introduction, en 1989, du patrimoine familial (5).
En remplacant le regime de la communaute de biens par celui de la societe d'acquets, le legislateur est parvenu a rallier un plus grand nombre de couples au regime legal, les detoumant ainsi de la voie d'evitement que constituait jusqu'alors le contrat de mariage (6).
Si l'avenement de la societe d'acquets a provoque une saine diminution du nombre de contrats de mariage (8), l'entree en vigueur du patrimoine familial, le 1er juillet 1989, en a litteralement sonne le glas.
[...] Dire que la prestation compensatoire a pour effet de faire renaitre le droit au partage c'est prononcer l'abolition du principe de la liberte des conventions, c'est instituer a posteriori la societe d'acquets comme regime legal obligatoire.
Parmi les exceptions se trouvent notamment les actes de renonciation au patrimoine familial et a la societe d'acquets (85).
: [L]a renonciation [aux acquets, par acte notarie (87)] peut etre annulee pour cause de lesion ou pour toute autre cause de nullite des contrats.
Dans leur traite sur les obligations, les professeurs Jobin et Vezina expliquent en ce sens : << On observe une tendance des tribunaux a appliquer la lesion a toutes les ententes sur les mesures accessoires au divorce ou a la separation, meme en dehors de la renonciation au partage du patrimoine familial et de celle au partage de la societe d'acquets >> (88).
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(43) As such, the policy of the state has always been that spouses share equally in the acquets and gains of either spouse during marriage.
Acquets and gains are those "assets comprising the community property of spouses who are subject to the Louisiana community-property laws." BLACK'S LAW DICTIONARY 24 (8th ed.
The article states in pertinent part "[T]he legal regime of community of acquets and gains applies to spouses domiciled in this state, regardless of their domicile at the time of marriage or the place of celebration of the marriage." Id.