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This category is about establishing the paternity of a child or responding to a paternity case filed against one. Paternity legal issues pertaining to the biological father of a child, often involve issues of financial or parental rights. It can refer to establishing legal paternity or disputing paternity or parental rights.

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Establishing Paternity

This resource explains how paternity is determined by operation of law and how paternity can be established, changed, or disavowed by a man presumed to be the father of a child by operation of law.

How to Order Louisiana Birth Records

Louisiana is a "closed record" state. This means that birth and death certificates are not public records. All requests for birth or death certificates must include proper identification, appropriate fees, and a completed application.

Understanding Custody by Consent

This resource explains how a Court can approve a Consent Judgment when parents agree on the issue of custody and what the Court will consider in deciding whether to approve the agreement.

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