§13:1802. Definitions (1) “Abandoned” means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. (2) “Child” means an individual who has not attained eighteen years of age. (3) “Child custody determination” means a judgment, decree, or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody, or visitation with respect to a [..]
Category: Child Custody Statutes
§13:1803. Proceedings governed by other law This Part does not govern an adoption proceeding or a proceeding pertaining to the authorization of emergency medical care for a child. Acts 2006, No. 822, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2007.
§13:1805. International application A. A court of this state shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying Subparts A and B of this Part. B. Except as otherwise provided in Subsection C of this Section, a child custody determination made in a foreign [..]
§13:1806. Effect of child custody determination A child custody determination made by a court of this state that had jurisdiction under this Act binds all persons who have been served in accordance with the laws of this state or notified in accordance with R.S. 13:1808 or who have submitted to the jurisdiction of the court, [..]
§13:1807. Priority If a question of existence or exercise of jurisdiction under this Act is raised in a child custody proceeding, the question, upon request of a party, shall be given priority on the calendar and handled expeditiously. Acts 2006, No. 822, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2007.
§13:1808. Notice to persons outside state A. Notice required for the exercise of jurisdiction when a person is outside this state may be given in a manner prescribed by the law of this state for service of process or by the law of the state in which the service is made. Notice shall be given [..]
§13:1809. Appearance and limited immunity A. A party to a child custody proceeding, including a modification proceeding, or a petitioner or respondent in a proceeding to enforce or register a child custody determination, is not subject to personal jurisdiction in this state for another proceeding or purpose solely by reason of having participated, or of [..]
§13:1810. Communication between courts A. A court of this state may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising under this Act. B. The court may allow the parties to participate in the communication. If the parties are not able to participate in the communication, they shall be given the opportunity to [..]
§13:1811. Taking testimony in another state A. In addition to other procedures available to a party, a party to a child custody proceeding may offer testimony of witnesses who are located in another state, including testimony of the parties and the child, by deposition or other means allowable in this state for testimony taken in [..]
§13:1812. Cooperation between courts; preservation of records A. A court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to: (1) Hold an evidentiary hearing. (2) Order a person to produce or give evidence pursuant to procedures of that state. (3) Order that an evaluation be made with respect to the custody of a child [..]