Louisiana is still under the Napoleonic Code, so nothing down there works like it does in a normal state. You are going to have to consult someone licensed in Louisiana to get a competent answer.
While I suppose that the good people of the great State of Louisiana might take objection with my colleague's implication that it is not a "normal state", I agree with him that there are things about Louisiana law that are different from the other 49 states, which makes it all the more important that you follow my colleague's advice and find a lawyer in Louisiana to help you.
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