§3494. Child support; notice required in child support actions
A. A notice in a child support action shall be signed by the clerk of the court or his
deputy issuing it with an expression of his official capacity and under the seal of his office,
shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the pleading, and shall contain all of the
(1) The date of issuance.
(2) The title of the cause.
(3) The name of the person to whom it is addressed.
(4) The title and location of the court issuing it.
(5) Statements to the following effect:
(a) That the person served is being sued for child support.
(b) That the person served may be entitled to raise issues relating to child custody
or visitation, or both.
B. The notice shall provide substantially as follows:
YOU ARE BEING SUED FOR CHILD SUPPORT.
YOU MAY HAVE THE RIGHT TO RAISE ISSUES IN THIS PROCEEDING
RELATING TO CUSTODY OF THE CHILD(REN) OR VISITATION WITH THE
CHILD(REN). ACCORDING TO LOUISIANA LAW (R.S. 9:315.25), THE COURT MAY
HEAR AND DECIDE CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION ISSUES IN A CHILD
SUPPORT PROCEEDING, PROVIDED THAT THE JUDGE AND ALL PARTIES
AGREE TO HAVE THE ISSUE(S) HEARD. IF ALL DO NOT AGREE, YOU WILL
HAVE TO FILE LEGAL PLEADINGS TO HAVE THE COURT DECIDE THE ISSUE(S)
RELATING TO CHILD CUSTODY OR VISITATION. NOTE THAT YOUR DECISION
TO RAISE THESE ISSUES MAY NOT BE USED TO DELAY THE CHILD SUPPORT
IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND THIS NOTICE OR ARE UNSURE WHAT TO
DO, YOU SHOULD SEEK LEGAL ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY OR AN
ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES LEGAL SERVICES IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
Acts 2016, No. 216, §1.