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      CHC 1035     


Art. 1035. Burden of proof

            A. The petitioner bears the burden of establishing each element of a ground for termination of parental rights by clear and convincing evidence.

            B. The parent asserting a mental or physical disability as an affirmative defense to abandonment under Article 1015(5) bears the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 256, §1; Acts 2017, No. 151, §1, eff. June 12, 2017.

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