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

Civil Fees
$300 Divorce without minor children
$450 Divorce with minor children or Petition to Establish Custody
$300 Suits with One Defendant, $100 Each Additional Defendant, $50 Each Service
Through the Secretary of State
-New Suits
-Reconventional Demands
-Third Party Demands
-Interventions
-Cross Claims
-Garnishments

$200 Name Change, Workman’s Comp Case
$150 Minor’s Settlement
$200 Motions, Exceptions, Rules and Amended Petitions with One Defendant
               $100 Each Additional Defendant
$40 Answers
$150 Jury Filing Fee (payable when filing bond)
$200 Curator Fee
$100 Subpoenas

Witness Fees:
$40/day Law Enforcement Officer (2 day max)
$8/day + .16/mile witness inside parish
$30/day + .20/mile witness outside parish

Probate Fees
$250 Succession
$500 Interdiction, $200 Curator Fee
$250 Judicial Commitment
$200 Tutorship
$250 Tutorship w/Minor’s Settlement
$200 Emancipation

$150 Amended Judgements of Possession

Adoptions
$350

 

ADD $5 for each certification
ADD $3.00 for each stamped/conformed copy

 

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