Extradotal Property Law and Legal Definition

Extradotal property as used in civil law refers to that portion of a wife's property over which she has complete control. It can be any property the wife owns apart from her dowry. In Louisiana, extradotal property is used to designate that property which forms no part of the dowry of a woman. After January 1, 1980, all property acquired by the wife that is not community is neither dotal nor extradotal; it is simply her separate property. [La. C.C. Art. 2341]. It is also known as paraphernal property.