On June 1, 2015, the Louisiana Supreme Court amended Title IV of the District Court Rules by adopting uniform rules for Family Courts. These rules contain a number of appendices that include existing local rules of the various Judicial Districts. A link to a complete set of the rules and appendices can be found on the Supreme Court Website at:
The 2015 amendment to Appendix 23.0D, Hearing Officer Conference and Information Order, for the 15th JDC can be viewed by clicking this link
Summary of 2015 Amendments to Title IV Appendices of the 15th Judicial District can be viewed by clicking this link
2015 Amendments to Title IV Appendices of the 15th Judicial District can be viewed by clicking this link
On May 23, 2018, Louisiana Civil Code Art. 132, was amended to provide that the court is to award custody in accordance with the parents’ agreement unless the provisions of the Post Separation Family Violence Relief Act (R.S. 9:364, et seq.) apply. Accordingly, the Court is required to inquire into whether there is a history of domestic violence between the parents in all custody matters. To assist attorneys and parties who are submitting custody judgments by consent or stipulation, this Court has developed Appendix 25.0 to Title IV of the Rules for District Courts to be submitted with all stipulated or consent custody judgments which can be viewed by clicking this link.
Family Court Intervention "KIDS FIRST" Substance Abuse Assessment Program
Family Court has developed a program to assess whether parents and custodians of minor children have a substance abuse issue. The program involves a screening process to determine whether an assessment for substance use disorder is warranted. The Court has developed the following forms to be used in conjunction with this program.