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§313.  Divorce and child support proceedings; special requirements

A.  Each party in a divorce proceeding shall provide the court with his social security number or a statement that a social security number is not available.  The social security number or statement shall be an attachment to the pleadings.  Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 44:1 et seq. the clerk of court shall maintain the confidentiality of a party's social security number in a divorce proceeding, provided a request is made to the clerk in writing by the party at the time of the filing of the original petition for divorce or separation or at any time thereafter.

B.(1)  Each party in a child support proceeding shall advise the state case registry of his current address and telephone number, social security number, driver's license number, and the name, address, and telephone number of his current employer and of any change in this information during the pendency of the proceeding and thereafter. If any of this information is unavailable, the party shall submit a statement to this effect with the state case registry.  Information submitted pursuant to this Subsection shall be available for inspection by the parties in the proceeding but shall otherwise be confidential except as provided in this Subsection.

(2)  Any order entered or judgment rendered shall require the parties to provide the state case registry with any change in the information required by this Section which occurs after the date of the entry or rendering.

(3)  Upon entry of an order or upon receipt of any change in this information during the pending proceeding, the clerk of court shall forward this information to the state case registry in accordance with R.S. 46:236.10.

(4)  In any subsequent child support proceeding between the parties concerning the same minor child, the court may find that an absent party has received sufficient notice of trial or other matter upon a showing of all of the following:

(a)  The moving party has made a diligent effort to locate the absentee.

(b)  Notice of the proceeding was attempted by personal or domiciliary service in accordance with law to the most recent residence and employment address submitted to the state case registry in accordance with this Subsection and at any current address of the absentee known by the moving party.

Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1, eff. April 24, 1998.

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