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Legal Statutes: Louisiana

UPDATED September 19, 2017

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Section 3. Child Custody

back to topArt. 137. Denial of visitation; felony rape; death of a parent

A. In a proceeding in which visitation of a child is being sought by a parent, if the child was conceived through the commission of a felony rape, the parent who committed the felony rape shall be denied visitation rights and contact with the child.

B. In a proceeding in which visitation of a child is being sought by a relative by blood or affinity, if the court determines, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the intentional criminal conduct of the relative resulted in the death of the parent of the child, the relative shall be denied visitation rights and contact with the child.

Added by Acts 2001, No. 499, § 1. Amended by Acts 2010, No. 873, § 1, eff. July 2, 2010; Acts 2012, No. 763, § 1.