Art. 189 Time Limit for Disavowal by the Husband

Art. 189.  Time limit for disavowal by the husband

The action for disavowal of paternity is subject to a liberative prescription of one year.  This prescription commences to run from the day the husband learns or should have learned of the birth of the child.

Nevertheless, if the husband lived separate and apart from the mother continuously during the three hundred days immediately preceding the birth of the child, this prescription does not commence to run until the husband is notified in writing that a party in interest has asserted that the husband is the father of the child.

Amended by Acts 1976, No. 430, §1; Acts 1999, No. 790, §1; Acts 2005, No. 192, §1, eff. June 29, 2005.

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