Provisional custody by mandate allows a parent, tutor, or grandparent with custody, without the need for court intervention to transfer control, care, and custody of a child to another person for a limited period of time. Provisional custody by mandate differs from a complete custody transfer because it is temporary and no court order is required. A parent can retail legal custody of the child while choosing a temporary substitute to care for the child until the mandate is revoked, renounced, or expires, or until a court appoints a tutor for the child.
Links to the Law
Louisiana Revised Statute 9:954
The form below is for a temporary transfer of legal custody. This form can get used to transfer custody of a child. Click on the file below to access a copy of this form.