When courts order temporary custody to others does that void previous court orders? 1 Answers as of August 05, 2011

State of Louisiana: Child support was court ordered 2001 to obliged. 2003 obliged lost custody of child, court granted temporary custody to other(s) of said child. Judgement granted actual physical custody in 2008 to same said other(s). When courts order temporary custody to other(s) did that void the previous court order of child support to obliged? And/or did the court judgement automatically transfer the child support order to other(s), or does this require a new court order child support?

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The first order of child support would be voided by the loss of custody. The new custodial parent must file for and receive a child support award from the court. A person is obligated under the Louisiana Civil Code to support his dependent children, and failure to support can affect many parental rights, so the parent who is without custody should send some kind of support, even without a court order. Any court order will be made retroactive only to the time that it is requested and filed with the court.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 8/5/2011
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