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Aspiring parents might be interested in learning more about fostering, as described by the Department of Children & Family Services. Adults who successfully complete the foster parent process are considered liable for caring for the child, fulfilling daily needs, and providing nurturing, supervision, discipline and guidance for the child. Generally

Domestic violence is a regrettable reality for some Louisiana families. It is also true that possessing a history of domestic violence does not necessarily prevent individuals from seeking and obtaining visitation with their child. However, courts must consider several critical factors when determining allowable visitation for parents who have a

There are many reasons to consider formalizing your relationship with a child through adoption. Many benefits today are dependent on legal relationships, including health care coverage and inheritances. Your desire to provide for your stepchild, niece, nephew, grandchild, or another child may be hindered by the lack of a legal

Visitation refers to the time a child spends with the parent with whom the child does not live.  A child has a right to time with both parents.  If a court finds that visitation with the other parent is in your child's best interest, the court will set up a schedule

Contrary to a widely held belief among many Louisiana residents, the divorce rate across the United State has been declining for several years. Rates increased in the 1970s and 1980s, and a variety of factors might have been responsible for that rise. Since then, those and other issues have contributed

Deciding to adopt a child can be a happy occasion for Louisiana couples. However, there are those who are determined to scam potential adopters out of money or into taking a child they cannot properly care for by misrepresenting the child or by failing to follow regulated adoption procedures. Every

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