Limited Interdiction Law and Legal Definition

Limited Interdiction or partial interdiction refers to partial 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. Limited interdiction can be ordered by the court.

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

La. C.C. Art. 390. Limited interdiction

A court may order the limited 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 or property, or any aspect of either, or to communicate those decisions, and whose interests cannot be protected by less restrictive means.

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]