Legal Information: Louisiana
Updated: November 21, 2023
In which parish can I file for a protective order?
You can file for a protective order in the parish where:
- the marital home is located if you are married;
- the home you shared with the abuser is located if you are unmarried;
- where you live;
- where the abuser lives;
- where the abuse occurred; or
- where divorce or annulment proceedings could be filed.1
1 LA R.S. 46:2133(B)
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