This article explains the history of forced heirship in Louisiana and describes the negative implications of its demise. Section IV outlines how the end of forced heirship reveals the changing values of Louisiana culture and views on the family.
Vincent D. Rougeau. "No Bonds but Those Freely Chosen: An Obituary for the Principle of Forced Heirship in American Law." Civil Law Commentaries 1, no.3 (2008).