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Louisiana Provisional Custody by Mandate

Basic information and a computer form for Provisional Custody by Mandate in Louisiana.

2021 Alert: The LawHelp Interactive online forms described below are temporarily unavailable and pending updates. Create a Provisional Custody by Mandate Form Online

2021 Alert: The LawHelp Interactive online forms described below are temporarily unavailable and pending updates. 
This guide, including any forms, forms programs or links to forms are not legal advice. If you do not know which form you need or do not understand how to use a form, try to find a lawyer to help you. There is more information about finding free legal aid on the home page of this guide. 
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The Louisiana Revised Statutes Annotated outlines two fill-in-the blank forms. 
The form outlined by L.S.A. .- R.S. 9:954 is available online here or at http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=108362
The form outlined by L.S.A. - R.S. 9:962 is available online here or at http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/Law.aspx?d=963032
This guide has links to other Louisiana laws about provisional custody by mandate. See the tabs on the left of the screen. 
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2021 Alert: The LawHelp Interactive online forms described below are temporarily unavailable and pending updates. 

You can use your computer to create a form for Provisional Custody by Mandate. The link below will take you to the LawHelp Interactive site. That site has a program that will let someone enter information to fill out a form for Provisional Custody by Mandate. The legal language below can be hard to understand. If you don't know which form to use, try to get a lawyer to help you if that is possible.  

There is a computer program to help you prepare a provisional custody by mandate form provided by Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:954. Here is the language from that statute that says who may use the form set out in RS 9:954: "The following is a suggested form that may be used by a person having parental authority to delegate the provisional custody of the named child:" Use this link to get to the online program to create your form: [May 2021 New link pending.]

There is a computer program to help you prepare a provisional custody by mandate form provided by Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:962. Here is the language from that statute that says who may use the form set out in RS 9:962: "The following is a suggested form that may be used by a natural tutor or cotutors with custody, but not yet judicially qualified, or a grandparent awarded custody of a child to delegate to any natural person the custody of the named child:" Use this link to get to the online program to create your form: [May 2021 New link pending.]

NOTE: When the computer program creates your form you may need to adjust the size or "zoom" of the document to make sure the format is correct and to be sure that you can see the signature lines. Read your form carefully when you get it from the computer. Look to see if your form has areas where you need to circle a choice, check a checkbox, or fill in other information, such as a Social Security Number. Check forms for places where it must be signed, dated, or notarized, or where a court case number or other information must be written in.