This guide has some basic information about provisional custody by mandate in Louisiana. There is also a link to a computer program that will create a form for provisional custody by mandate. Warning: depending on your situation, you may need additional forms or different forms. This guide and the form do not cover provisional custody by mandate for any other state. The computer program includes the basic form. The guide and the computer program do not tell you what form you need for your particular situation or how to use the form. If you do not know which form or form or forms you need or how to use your form or forms, try to find a lawyer to help you with your case.
There are programs that offer free legal help for low-income or other qualified people. You can search for free legal help in your parish on LouisianaLawaHelp.org (http://www.louisianalawhelp.org/) and its online directory of free legal services programs: http://louisianalawhelp.org/find-legal-help/directory/area