When you have a child custody judgment from another state and you want to enforce it in Louisiana you will need to register the order with the Louisiana court system. The process is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and the Louisiana Children's Code.
To register an out-of-state custody judgment in Louisiana, you will need to file a petition with the Louisiana court that has jurisdiction over the child custody matter. This may be the court in the parish where the child currently resides or where the custodial parent resides.
In your petition, you will need to provide a certified copy of the out-of-state custody judgment, along with any relevant documents, such as a parenting plan or a child support order. You will also need to provide information about the parties involved, including the names and addresses of the parents and the child.
Once your petition is filed, the court will review the custody judgment and determine whether it meets the requirements for registration under Louisiana law. If the court finds that the judgment is valid and enforceable, it will issue an order recognizing the out-of-state custody order as a valid judgment in Louisiana.
Once the out-of-state custody judgment is registered in Louisiana, it has the same legal effect as a custody judgment issued by a Louisiana court. This means that it can be enforced through Louisiana's court system, and any violations of the custody order can result in legal consequences.