Complete Interdiction Law & Legal Definition


Complete or full interdiction refers to complete removal of one's right to care for oneself and one's affairs or estate because of mental incapacity. Interdiction as used here refers to the act of depriving a person of the right to handle his or her own affairs because of mental incapacity. Complete interdiction can be ordered by the court. When a petition for interdiction is pending, a court may order a temporary or preliminary interdiction when there is a substantial likelihood that grounds for interdiction exist and substantial harm to the health, safety, or property of the person sought to be interdicted is imminent. [La. C.C. Art. 391]

The following is an example of a State Law (Louisiana) on Full Interdiction:

La. C.C. Art. 389. Full interdiction

A court may order the full interdiction of a natural person of the age of majority, or an emancipated minor, who due to an infirmity, is unable consistently to make reasoned decisions regarding the care of his person and property, or to communicate those decisions, and whose interests cannot be protected by less restrictive means.