Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Louisiana Seeks to Change Custody Law Regarding Evacuated Children

A Louisiana Senate committee approved legislation this week that that would fill holes in state laws to ensure child-custody cases involving evacuated children would be resolved in the state.  Presently, Louisiana law requires that both parents agree to move a child out of state. Once the move occurs, courts in the child’s new state take control of the case after six months. The proposed legislation would extend from six to 12 months the period before the new state takes control of custody cases if the child was evacuated because of a declared emergency.  Source. Please click here for the complete story (last visited May 20, 2006, reo).

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