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Facts and resources for Louisiana grandparents

Grandparents may be responsible for the care of grandchildren through a casual agreement with parents. However, there are times when it is necessary or desirable for a grandparent to become a grandchild's legal custodian. Under Louisiana family laws, grandparents may be awarded guardianships or obtain temporary provisional or full legal custody – even adoption is possible.

Louisiana family laws establishing paternity

In Louisiana, an unmarried man is not presumed to be a father without establishing a legal or genetic link to a child. Biological fathers may have little or no say in the upbringing of their children unless they take actions to change that. A parent-child relationship must be established to exercise fathers' rights.

'Gwen's Law' enacted to curb Louisiana domestic violence

A series of new laws to protect victims of violence were signed into law recently in Louisiana. The legislation is aimed at lowering Louisiana's No. 2 ranking among states with the highest number of killings linked to domestic violence. One bill was named for a Grand Cane woman, who died less than a month before Gov. Bobby Jindal signed "Gwen's Law."

Court upholds Iranian man's loss of child custody

An appeals court has ruled that an Iranian man should not regain the child custody of his son and that it was not unduly prejudicial to admit testimony at a hearing on the issue that he expressed fanatical anti-American Islamist opinions. He and his wife were married in Iran in 1995, and he was a student in the U.S. at the time.

Custody battle continues over Indian child

A decision at the end of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent session interpreted a federal statute with an impact on the child custody of a girl whose birth father is a member of a Native American tribe, but it has turned out to be just the beginning of a complex ongoing battle over the custody of the child. The case was watched with interest by many in Louisiana concerned about child custody law and issues. Adoptive parents initially took charge of the girl after getting consent to an adoption from the birth mother.

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