Civil Code Article 416June 19, 2019

The donor may revoke a gift if the donee has acted towards the donor in any of the following ways: "(1) Committing against the donor, his spouse, his lineal blood relatives, collateral relatives by blood within three generations, or relatives by marriage within two generations an intentional offense expressly punishable under the Penal Code; or "(2) Failing to perform his duty to furnish maintenance to the donor, in case he has such duty. "The right of revocation specified in the preceding paragraph is extinguished by prescription if it is not exercised within one year from the date when the donor knew of the grounds for revocation. The same rule shall be applied if the donor has expressly forgiven the donee.

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