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Financial Assistance For Caring For A Relative's Child - The Kinship Care Subsidy Program (KCSP)

A relative must obtain legal guardianship of the child if the relative is responsible for the child's physical and emotional needs, as well as for making important decisions about the child's care.

Understanding Child In Need Of Care (CINC) Cases

This information is about Child In Need Of Care (CINC) cases and how they are handled. In these cases, the court decides that a child needs help and support to make sure they are safe and well. This guide helps you understand CINC cases, why they exist, and how decisions are made to take care of children who need help.

Extended Foster Care

This information covers extended foster care, which is a program designed to support young people as they transition from foster care to adulthood. This information covers the range of services and resources to help youth become self-sufficient and achieve their goals through extended foster care.

Child Custody And Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

The information explains how Louisiana's juvenile courts handle child custody. These courts focus on protecting children's welfare, and dealing with kids under 18 who may be involved in crime, or need care due to neglect, or other issues. The courts cover several custody-related matters, like parental disputes, child abuse cases, foster care, ending parental rights, and child support. It also helps you figure out if a juvenile court is handling a specific case.

Child Support

Child support is a payment that one parent pays to the other for the financial support of the children. It is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. It may also include medical, dental, and other forms of insurance premiums.

Reporting Child Abuse

This resource covers information about child abuse including what to do if you suspect child abuse and need to take immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of the child.

Understanding The Best Interest Of The Child

Louisiana courts use the "best interest of the child" standard to determine custody. This article lays out the factors that make up the "best interest of the child" test used by the courts and explains how the factors can influence a judge's decision on custody.

Child Support Guidelines For Calculation And Enforcement

This information goes over the guidelines that Louisiana has set as rules for how child support arrangements are calculated and enforced. This includes the financial models that Louisiana establishes for child support, based on income or needs. This also includes the process of how to calculate child support payments.

Relocating With A Child

This resource covers situations where you may need to relocate or move with your child. This resource covers what to do when you are moving to a new location and the impact on your existing custody and visitation arrangements.

Enforcing A Child Custody Order

This resource goes over the issues of enforcing a child custody order. If one parent is not complying with the order, the other parent may need to know their rights to ask the court to enforce the custody order. This information also goes over the process of filing a contempt order if one parent is in violation of the custody order.

Modifying Child Support

This concerns whether and how a parent can modify a child support order or arrangement. It also concerns how the other parent can respond to an attempt to modify the arrangement.

Understanding The Child Protection Investigation Process

This information explains the child protection investigation process, which ensures the safety and well-being of children who may be at risk of abuse, neglect, or harm.

Getting A Child Custody Order

This resource covers information about how to get a child custody order including situations where you may get a custody order by consent agreement or by considered judgment.

Child Custody Dictionary

A plain-language guide to understanding words used in child custody cases. Click on the terms to see the definitions and find links to in-depth articles explaining more complicated issues.

Modifying Child Custody

This resource explains when the law allows a party to ask for a change in a custody judgment. It discusses the differences between changing a consent versus considered judgment of custody. This resource goes over the process of changing a consent child custody judgment.

Child Custody, Parenting Plans, And Visitation

This resource covers general information on child custody orders, parenting plans, and visitation. This includes information about how to establish, enforce, and modify custody. This also includes information about how to get visitation to see a child.

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