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Art. 1. The domicil of each citizen is in the parish wherein is situated his principal establishment.

Art. 2. A change of domicil is produced by the act of residing in another parish, combined with the intention of making his principal establishment there.

Art. 3. This intention is proved by an express declaration of it, before the judge of the parish from which and to which he shall intend to remove.
This declaration is made in writing, is signed by the party making it, and registered by the judge.

Art. 4. In case this declaration is not made, this intention may be evinced by one year's continued residence in the new parish.

Art. 5. A citizen accepting a temporary and precarious office, or one from which he may be removed at pleasure, retains his ancient domicil, if he has not given proofs of a contrary intention.

Art. 6. An acceptance of an office conferred for life or during good behaviour, implies an immediate transfer of the domicil of the officer to the parish in which he is required to excercise his functions.

Art. 7. The married woman has no other domicil than that of her husband;- The domicil of a minor not emancipated, is with his father, mother or tutor; a major under interdiction has his domicil with his curator.

Art. 8. Persons who have attained the age of majority and who labor constantly with or serve others, have the same domicil as those with whom they labor or serve, provided they reside with them.

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