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.
Custody and Visitation Rights for Grandparents
Grandparents have a legal right to seek custody and visitation rights with their grandchildren in Louisiana. Grandparents may need to file a petition to the court requesting custody or visitation. The court decides whether to award custody or visitation based on the best interests of the child. In some cases, the court may award grandparents custody or visitation rights even if the parents are still alive and able to care for the children.