Child Custody, Parenting Plans, And Visitation
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This category is about making child custody orders and parenting plans, modifying it and enforcing it, getting visitation for different family members, and dealing with abductions by a family member.
This resource covers nonparent custody and visitation issues and information. Nonparent custody and visitation issues refer to situations where a person who is not the biological parent of a child seeks custody or visitation rights. This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as when a grandparent, stepparent, or other close relative wants to take care of a child whose parents are unable or unwilling to do so.
The information explains how Louisiana's juvenile courts handle child custody. These courts focus on protecting children's welfare, and dealing with kids under 18 who may be involved in crime, or need care due to neglect, or other issues. The courts cover several custody-related matters, like parental disputes, child abuse cases, foster care, ending parental rights, and child support. It also helps you figure out if a juvenile court is handling a specific case.
Louisiana courts use the "best interest of the child" standard to determine custody. This article lays out the factors that make up the "best interest of the child" test used by the courts and explains how the factors can influence a judge's decision on 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.
This resource covers general information on child custody orders, parenting plans, and visitation. This includes information about how to establish, enforce, and modify custody. This also includes information about how to get visitation to see a child.
This resource goes over the issues of enforcing a child custody order. If one parent is not complying with the order, the other parent may need to know their rights to ask the court to enforce the custody order. This information also goes over the process of filing a contempt order if one parent is in violation of the custody order.
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.
This provides information about registering an out-of-state custody order in Louisiana. Key steps include getting a certified copy of the out-of-state custody judgment, preparing a petition for registration, and filing it with the appropriate Louisiana court.
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.