Parental Rights (and Termination)

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This category is about terminating parental rights, reporting child abuse or neglect, prisoners' parental rights, and reunification services for parents and children.

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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.

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