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PLEASE NOTE: NEW TITLE IV RULES AND APPENDICES WILL TAKE EFFECT JULY 1, 2015.


New Title IV Rules effective July 1, 2015
(link)

 

 


TITLE IV (EFFECTIVE THROUGH 06/30/15)

NUMBERING SYSTEM FOR FAMILY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS PROCEEDINGS IN DISTRICT COURTS AND IN FAMILY COURT FOR THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE

(DISTRICT BY DISTRICT PRESENTATION)

Effective through June 30, 2015

 
1st Judicial Dist. Ct. 12th Judicial Dist. Ct. 23rd Judicial Dist. Ct. 34th Judicial Dist. Ct.
2nd Judicial Dist. Ct . 13th Judicial Dist. Ct. 24th Judicial Dist. Ct. 35th Judicial Dist. Ct .
3rd Judicial Dist. Ct. 14th Judicial Dist. Ct. 25th Judicial Dist. Ct. 36th Judicial Dist. Ct.
4th Judicial Dist. Ct. 15th Judicial Dist. Ct. 26th Judicial Dist. Ct. 37th Judicial Dist. Ct.
5th Judicial Dist. Ct. 16th Judicial Dist. Ct. 27th Judicial Dist. Ct. 38th Judicial Dist. Ct.
6th Judicial Dist. Ct. 17th Judicial Dist. Ct. 28th Judicial Dist. Ct. 39th Judicial Dist. Ct .
7th Judicial Dist. Ct . 18th Judicial Dist. Ct. 29th Judicial Dist. Ct. 40th Judicial Dist. Ct.
8th Judicial Dist. Ct. E.Baton Rouge Family 30th Judicial Dist. Ct. Orleans Civil Dist. Ct.
9th Judicial Dist. Ct. 20th Judicial Dist. Ct. 31st Judicial Dist. Ct. 42nd Judicial Dist. Ct.
10th Judicial Dist. Ct. 21st Judicial Dist. Ct. 32nd Judicial Dist. Ct.  
11th Judicial Dist. Ct. 22nd Judicial Dist. Ct. 33rd Judicial Dist. Ct.  

 

CHAPTER 22 Jurisdiction of the Court

Rule 22.0 Jurisdiction of the Court

CHAPTER 23 Organization of the Court

Rule 23.0 Divisions of Court
Rule 23.1 Sections of Court

CHAPTER 24 Scheduling Hearing and Trials; Order of Business

Rule 24.0 Scheduling Hearings; Scheduling Trials
Rule 24.1 Order of Business
Rule 24.2 Rule Day
Rule 24.3 Matters Scheduled But Not Heard

CHAPTER 25 Allotment, Reallotment and Transfer of Cases; Form of Pleadings

Rule 25.0 Allotment of Cases
Rule 25.1 Pleadings in Allotted Cases
Rule 25.2 Pleading in Unallotted Cases
Rule 25.3 Court’s Signature
Rule 25.4 Form of the Pleadings
Rule 25.5 Signing Pleadings
Rule 25.6 Re-Allotment of Pleadings
Rule 25.7 Transfer of Cases
Rule 25.8 Allotment of Cases Requiring a Protective Order

CHAPTER 26 Discovery

Rule 26.0 Interrogatories
Rule 26.1 Discovery Motions

CHAPTER 27 Pre-Trial Status Conferences

Rule 27.0 Request
Rule 27.1 Scheduling
Rule 27.2 Pre-Trial Orders

CHAPTER 28 Procedure

Rule 28.0 Agreements and Stipulations
Rule 28.1 Payment of Costs Prior to Voluntary Dismissal
Rule 28.2 Continuances
Rule 28.3 Oral Arguments
Rule 28.4 Extension of Time to Plead
Rule 28.5 Hearing Before Judge to Whom Case Allotted

CHAPTER 29 Fees for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Absentee Defendants

Rule 29.0 Fees for Attorneys Appointed to Represent Absentee Defendants
Rule 29.1 Requirements to Receive Appointments

CHAPTER 30 Enrollment and Withdrawal of Counsel

Rule 30.0 Enrollment and Withdrawal of Counsel

CHAPTER 31 Waiver of Service and Citation

Rule 31.0 Form Required for Waiver of Service and Citation
Rule 31.1 Time When Waiver May be Signed and Filed

CHAPTER 32 Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Rule 32.0 Forms, Notices and Orders Required

CHAPTER 33 Confirmation of Defaults and Uncontested Matters Under Civil Code Art. 103 According to La. Code Civ. Proc. Arts. 969 and 1702E

Rule 33.0 Preliminary Defaults
Rule 33.1 Confirmation of Defaults
Rule 33.2 Judgments of Divorce in Chambers under La. Code Civ. Proc. Art. 1702E
Rule 33.3 Summary Judgment of Divorce in Chambers under La. Code Civ. Proc. Art. 969
Rule 33.4 Forms Required for Waiver of Service and Citation
Rule 33.5 Time When Waiver May be Signed and Filed

CHAPTER 34 Divorces Pursuant to Civil Code Art. 102

Rule 34.0 Rules to Show Cause
Rule 34.1 Required Affidavits
Rule 34.2 Attorney Certifications
Rule 34.3 Dismissal of Divorce

CHAPTER 35 Alimony and Child Support Matters Ancillary to Civil Divorce Proceedings

Rule 35.0 Use of Hearing Officers
Rule 35.1 Notices and Exchange of Information
Rule 35.2 Child Support Worksheet
Rule 35.3 Pre-Trial Conferences
Rule 35.4 Income Assignment Orders
Rule 35.5 Interim Orders
Rule 35.6 Arrearages

CHAPTER 36 Child Support Pursuant to Hearing Officer Proceeding

Rule 36.0 Notice and Exchange of Information
Rule 36.1 Fixing Child Support
Rule 36.2 Appeal
Rule 36.3 Income Assignment Orders
Rule 36.4 AFDC Paternity Suits
Rule 36.5 Criminal Non-Support
Rule 36.6 Arrearages
Rule 36.7 Procedure for Posting/Recording Payments

CHAPTER 37 Partition of Community Property

Rule 37.0 Commencement of Proceedings
Rule 37.1 Sworn Detailed Descriptive List
Rule 37.2 Pre-Trial Procedure
Rule 37.3 Extensions and Continuances
Rule 37.4 Sanctions
Rule 37.5 Summary Proceedings
Rule 37.6 Alternatives for Resolution of Disposition of Assets
Rule 37.7 Form of Judgment

CHAPTER 38 Custody and Visitation Orders

Rule 38.0 Provisional Custody

Rule 38.1 Ex Parte Custody Orders
Rule 38.2 Interim Orders
Rule 38.3 Submission and Implementation of Joint Custody Plans
Rule 38.4 Modification of a Custody or Visitation Order
Rule 38.5 Alternative Procedures (Mediation, Parenting Classes)

CHAPTER 39 Other Rules

Rule 39.0 Other Rules

 



 

NEW TITLE IV RULES AND APPENDICES
Effective July 1, 2015

Note: Title II of the District Court Rules was made applicable to Title IV via Supreme Court Order that took effect on June 1, 2014, subject to exclusionary exceptions contained in Rules 9.8, 9.9, and 9.15 of Title II, due to the expedited nature of family law proceedings.

TITLE IV: RULES FOR FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS IN DISTRICT COURTS AND IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE

Title IV Rules with Table of Contents

TITLE IV APPENDIX PLACEMENT CHART

A placement chart listing the Appendices where JDC-specific family law rules appear

TITLE IV RULES AND APPENDICES

Complete Title IV Rules with Table of Contents and Appendices

 

TITLE IV APPENDICES

PART I: RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS

Chapter 22: Application of Rules

Appendix 22.0: List of Judicial Districts That Have Created Specialized Divisions or Sections of Court That Handle Family Law Proceedings

Chapter 23: Notice and Exchange of Information

Appendix 23.0A: Courts Requiring the Pre-Hearing Filing, Exchange, or Submission of a Family Law Affidavit and/or Joint Custody Implementation Plan; Courts That May Issue Pre-Hearing Orders

Appendix 23.0B: Family Law Affidavit (form)

Appendix 23.0C: Hearing Information Order (form)

Appendix 23.0D: Hearing Officer Conference and Information Order (form)

Appendix 23.0E: Courts That Require Use of a Specific Hearing Information Order or Hearing Officer Conference and Information Order

Appendix 23.0F: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Arrearages

Appendix 23.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Pre-Trial Orders in Non-Community Property Cases

Chapter 24: Procedure

Appendix 24.0: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Form of Pleadings and Caption Requirements in Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 24.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Prior or Multiple Filing of Pleadings

Appendix 24.2: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Allotment

Appendix 24.3: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Walk-Through of Pleadings

Appendix 24.4: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Appointment of Attorneys To Represent Absentee Defendants

Appendix 24.5: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Extensions of Time To Plead in Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 24.6: Court-Specific Rules Restricting the Preparation of Answers or Other Pleadings; Procedure When a Self-Represented Party Has Filed an Answer

Appendix 24.7A: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Scheduling Hearings and Trials

Appendix 24.7B: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Order of Business

Appendix 24.8A: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Continuances in Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 24.8B: Uncontested Motion To Continue (form)

Appendix 24.8C: Contested Motion To Continue (form)

Appendix 24.9: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Discovery

Appendix 24.10: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Setting of Pre-Trial Conferences

Appendix 24.11: Court-Specific Rules Authorizing Hearings in Chambers in Family Law Proceedings Pursuant to La. R.S. 9:302

Appendix 24.12: Court-Specific Rules Concerning the Presence of Children in the Courtroom and/or Hearing Officer Conferences

Appendix 24.13: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Mental Health Evaluations in Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 24.14: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Proof of Uncontested Paternity by Affidavit Pursuant to La. R.S. 9:572

Chapter 25: Judgments and Stipulations

Appendix 25.0: Court-Specific Rules on Preparation and Submission of Judgments in Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 25.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Income Assignment Orders

Chapter 26: Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Appendix 26.0A: List of LPOR Forms LPOR 1 Through 23 Mandated by La. R.S. 46:2136.2(C)

Appendix 26.0B: List of LPOR Courtesy Forms A Through Z

Chapter 27: Divorces Pursuant to La. Civ. Code Article 102

Appendix 27.0A: La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce Checklist (form)

Appendix 27.0B: Courts That Require the Filing of a La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce Checklist

Appendix 27.0C: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Allowance of Divorce by Affidavit in a La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce

Appendix 27.1A: Waiver of Service and Citation of an Original Petition in a La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce Proceeding (form)

Appendix 27.1B: Waiver of Service and Citation of Rule To Show Cause in a La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce Proceeding (form)

Appendix 27.1C: Courts That Require Use of a Specific Waiver of Service and Citation Form in a La. C.C. art. 102 Divorce

Chapter 28: Divorces Pursuant to La. Civ. Code Article 103

Appendix 28.0: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Confirmation of Preliminary Defaults

Appendix 28.1A: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Allowance of Divorce by Affidavit in a La. C.C. art. 103 Divorce

Appendix 28.1B: La. C.C.P. art. 1702(E) Divorce Checklist (form)

Appendix 28.1C: Courts That Require the Filing of a La. C.C.P. art. 1702(E) Divorce Checklist

Appendix 28.2A: Courts That Require the Filing of a La. C.C.P. art. 969(B) Divorce Checklist

Appendix 28.2B: La. C.C.P. art. 969(B) Divorce Checklist (form)

Appendix 28.3A: Waiver of Service and Citation Form That May Be Used in a La. C.C. art. 103 Divorce (form)

Appendix 28.3B: Courts That Require Use of a Specific Waiver of Service and Citation Form in a La. C.C. art. 103 Divorce

Chapter 29: Custody and Visitation Orders

Appendix 29.0A: Application for Ex Parte Custody Order (form)

Appendix 29.0B: Certification by Applicant’s Attorney in Compliance with La. C.C.P. art. 3945(B) (form)

Appendix 29.0C: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Ex Parte Custody Orders

Appendix 29.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Temporary Custody Orders

Appendix 29.2A: Joint Custody Plan (With Domiciliary Parent) (form)

Appendix 29.2B: Joint Custody Plan (Without Domiciliary Parent) (form)

Appendix 29.3: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Parenting Classes

Appendix 29.4: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Mediation

Appendix 29.5: Form Letter To Register a Foreign or Out-of-State Custody Order (form)

Appendix 29.6: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Modification of an Existing Custody or Visitation Order

Chapter 30: Partition of Community Property

Appendix 30.0A: Sworn Detailed Descriptive List (form)

Appendix 30.0B: Sample, Completed Sworn Detailed Descriptive List (form)

Appendix 30.0C: Joint Detailed Descriptive List (form)

Appendix 30.0D: Sample, Completed Joint Detailed Descriptive List (form)

Appendix 30.0E: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Detailed Descriptive Lists

Appendix 30.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Appointed Special Masters and Experts

Appendix 30.2: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Partition of Community Property

Chapter 31: Other Rules

Appendix 31.0: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Use of Electronic and Recording Devices

Appendix 31.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Oral Arguments

Appendix 31.2: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Enrollment and Withdrawal of Counsel

Appendix 31.3: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Collaborative Divorce Procedures

PART II: RULES APPLICABLE ONLY TO FAMILY LAW PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING HEARING OFFICERS, DOMESTIC COMMISSIONERS, AND/OR MAGISTRATES

Chapter 32: Use of Hearing Officers and Domestic Commissioners for Family Law Proceedings

Appendix 32.0A: Courts Authorizing and Directing Court-Appointed Hearing Officers, Commissioners, and/or Magistrates Pursuant To La. R.S. 46:236.5

Appendix 32.0B: Court-Specific Rules on Hearing Officers and Domestic Commissioners

Chapter 33: Hearing Officer Procedure for Title IV-D Federal Social Security Act

Appendix 33.0: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Objections to Recommendations of Hearing Officers in Title IV-D Matters

Chapter 34: Hearing Officer Procedures for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Appendix 34.0: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Hearing Officer Procedures for Domestic Violence Protective Orders

Appendix 34.2: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Objections to Rulings of Hearing Officer or Domestic Commissioner; Time for Filing

Chapter 35: General Procedures for Hearing Officer Conferences

Appendix 35.1: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Failure To Timely Comply with an Appendix 23.0D Hearing Officer Conference and Information Order and/or an Appendix 23.0B Family Law Affidavit

Appendix 35.4: Stipulation Form (form)

Appendix 35.5: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Objections to Hearing Officer Recommendations and Judgments of Domestic Commissioner

Appendix 35.7: Court-Specific Rules Concerning the Setting of Hearing Dates

Appendix 35.8: Court-Specific Rules Concerning Adoption of Hearing Officer’s Recommendation as Temporary Order After Objection

Chapter 36: Specific Procedures for Hearing Officer Conferences – RESERVED


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