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      RS 9:343     


§343.  Return of child kept in violation of custody and visitation order

A.  Upon presentation of a certified copy of a custody and visitation rights order rendered by a court of this state, together with the sworn affidavit of the custodial parent, the judge, who shall have jurisdiction for the limited purpose of effectuating the remedy provided by this Section by virtue of either the presence of the child or litigation pending before the court, may issue a civil warrant directed to law enforcement authorities to return the child to the custodial parent pending further order of the court having jurisdiction over the matter.  

B.  The sworn affidavit of the custodial parent shall include all of the following:

(1)  A statement that the custody and visitation rights order is true and correct.  

(2)  A summary of the status of any pending custody proceeding.  

(3)  The fact of the removal of or failure to return the child in violation of the custody and visitation rights order.  

(4)  A declaration that the custodial parent desires the child returned.

Acts 1993, No. 261, §5, eff. Jan. 1, 1994.  

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