Art. 131 Court to Determine Custody

Art. 131.  Court to determine custody

In a proceeding for divorce or thereafter, the court shall award custody of a child in accordance with the best interest of the child.

Amended by Acts 1888, No. 124; Acts 1979, No. 718, §1; Acts 1981, No. 283, §1; Acts 1982, No. 307, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983; Acts 1983, No. 695, §1; Acts 1984, No. 133, §1; Acts 1984, No. 786, §1; Acts 1986, No. 950, §1, eff. July 14, 1986; Acts 1989, No. 188, §1; Acts 1993, No. 261, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1994.