Legal Question in Family Law in Louisiana

child taken over state line by guardian

can you take a child over state line if you are in a child custody battle with three parties? two who are the biological parents, one who is not. the one is not is trying to get full custody , but sorta have temp custody until court

Asked on 5/15/98, 1:02 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Lawrence (Larry) Hoffing New Orleans Law, LLC

Family law, divorce, custody, adoption

Without seeing all the documents, I can only give a general answer, so you should consult your attorneys or the court. First, I would like to the court judgments and orders. Often they state that a child must remain within the court's jurisdiction, typically the parish it resides in. If a child is taken over state lines to defeat custody, simple kidnapping could be charged; it could also be used by the other parent to avoid paying support.

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Answered on 6/10/98, 12:32 am

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