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This category concerns options for people dealing with domestic violence and abuse, including getting protective orders, enforcing them, understanding abuse, reporting abuse, and getting resources and status if there is abuse.

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Domestic Violence And Abuse

This information covers issues related to and for people with domestic violence and abuse. This includes getting protective orders, enforcing them, understanding abuse, and getting resources and help if there is abuse.

Emergency Custody Orders And Hearings (Ex Parte Custody)

In some cases, there may be a need for a court order relating to child custody before the other parent or party can be heard before the Court. A custody order entered before the other party has an opportunity to respond is called "ex parte," and they are available in limited, usually emergency, circumstances.

Getting A Restraining Or Protection Order

This resource goes over the options, process, and limitations of getting a restraining or protection order to address domestic violence and abuse.

Housing Law Protections For Domestic Abuse Victims

This information covers an overview of the basic legal protections for domestic abuse victims regarding housing in Louisiana. This also goes over the process for lease termination under specific circumstances.

Modifying Child Custody

This resource explains when the law allows a party to ask for a change in a custody judgment. It discusses the differences between changing a consent versus considered judgment of custody. This resource goes over the process of changing a consent child custody judgment.

Understanding Child In Need Of Care (CINC) Cases

This information is about Child In Need Of Care (CINC) cases and how they are handled. In these cases, the court decides that a child needs help and support to make sure they are safe and well. This guide helps you understand CINC cases, why they exist, and how decisions are made to take care of children who need help.

Understanding The Child Protection Investigation Process

This information explains the child protection investigation process, which ensures the safety and well-being of children who may be at risk of abuse, neglect, or harm.

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