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 Rules for Louisiana District Courts

TITLE IV RULES AND APPENDICES


Includes Amendments through May 18, 2016
(Amendments effective July 1, 2016)

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

Table of Contents with Rules

TITLE IV APPENDIX PLACEMENT CHART

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

 

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 and Domestic Commissioner 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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