CIVIL DEPARTMENT

 


The Civil Department is responsible for the filing of all pleadings relating to civil, probate and adoption records, issuing service and notices and the posting and distribution of costs in these matters.

The Civil Minute Clerk is responsible for civil docketing, keeping civil minutes and filing evidence as directed by the Court. The Civil Minute Clerk also prepares all civil appeals.


Checking Out Civil Suits:
Local attorneys only are permitted to check out civil suits. Suits must be returned within 3 days.


General Weekly Schedule of Civil Court:

Court Begins at 9:30 AM

Preliminary Defaults are entered on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Confirmations are held on Tuesday & Friday

COURTROOM A
Tuesday - Civil Motion Hour, Motions, Exceptions & Civil Rules
Wednesday - Civil Motion Hour and Civil Trials
Thursday - Civil Trials
Friday - Civil Motion Hour

COURTROOM B
Tuesday - Civil Motion Hour, Motions, Exceptions and Civil Rules
Wednesday - Civil Trials
Thursday - Civil Trials
Friday - Civil Motion Hour

COURTROOM C
Tuesday - Civil Motion Hour and Civil Rules
Wednesday - Civil Motion Hour and Civil Trials
Friday - Civil Motion Hour


ADVANCE DEPOSIT SCHEDULE

 

Divorce with minor children OR Petition for Custody $450 without minor children $300

 

Suits with 1 defendant $300

or any of the following:

-Reconventional Demand

-Third Party Demand

-Intervention

-Cross Claim

-Garnishment

each additional defendant $100

svc through Secretary of State $50

 

Suit on Note, or Monies Due, Judgment Executory (1 defendant) $375

each additional defendant $100

Executory Process (1 defendant) $550

each additional defendant $100

 

Name Change . . $275

 

Minorís Settlement $225

 

Motions, Exceptions, Rules and Amended Petitions (1 defendant) $200

each additional defendant $100

 

Answers $40

 

Jury Filing Fee (payable when filing bond) $150

 

Curator Fee $200

 

Subpoenas $100/each +

plus witness fees:

law enforcement officer (2 day max) $40/day

witness inside parish $8/day+.16/mile

witness outside parish $30/day+.20/mile

 

Probate Suits (fees include 1 certified copy of recorded documents, call for fees if additional certified copies are needed)

Succession $325

    Succession w/Petition to Probate $450

Interdiction $600 + $200 curator fee

Judicial Commitment $250

Tutorship $275

Tutorship w/minorís settlement $325

Emancipation $275

Motions to Amend Judgments of Possession $225

Adoptions $350

 

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