§13:1833. Warrant to take physical custody of child A. Upon the filing of a petition seeking enforcement of a child custody determination, the petitioner may file a verified application for the issuance of a warrant to take physical custody of the child if the child is immediately likely to suffer serious physical harm or be [..]
Category: Child Custody Statutes
§13:1834. Costs, fees, and expenses A. The court shall award the prevailing party, including a state, necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by or on behalf of the party, including costs, communication expenses, attorney fees, investigative fees, expenses for witnesses, travel expenses, and child care during the course of the proceedings, unless the party from whom [..]
§13:1835. Recognition and enforcement A court of this state shall accord full faith and credit to an order issued by another state and consistent with this Act which enforces a child custody determination by a court of another state unless the order has been vacated, stayed, or modified by a court having jurisdiction to do [..]
§13:1836. Appeals An appeal may be taken from a final order in a proceeding under this Subpart in accordance with expedited appellate procedures in other civil cases. Unless the court enters a temporary emergency order under R.S. 13:1816, the enforcing court may not stay an order enforcing a child custody determination pending appeal. Acts 2006, [..]
§13:1837. Role of prosecutor or public official A. In a case arising under this Part or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the prosecutor or other appropriate public official may take any lawful action, including resort to a proceeding under this Subpart or any other available civil proceeding to [..]
§13:1838. Role of law enforcement At the request of a prosecutor or other appropriate public official acting under R.S. 13:1837, a law enforcement officer may take any lawful action reasonably necessary to locate a child or a party and assist a prosecutor or appropriate public official with responsibilities under R.S. 13:1837. Acts 2006, No. 822, [..]
§13:1839. Costs and expenses If the respondent is not the prevailing party, the court may assess against the respondent all direct expenses and costs incurred by the prosecutor or other appropriate public official and law enforcement officers under R.S. 13:1837 or 1838. Acts 2006, No. 822, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2007.
§13:1840. Application and construction In applying and construing this Part, consideration shall be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it. Acts 2006, No. 822, §1, eff. Aug. 15, 2007.
§13:1841. Severability clause If any provision of this Act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this Act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Act are severable. Acts [..]
Art. 74.2. Custody proceedings; support; forum non conveniens NOTE: Paragraph A effective until August 1, 2016. See Acts 2015, No. 379, §2 and 3. A. A proceeding to obtain the legal custody of a minor or to establish an obligation of support may be brought in the parish where a party is domiciled or in [..]