LSA-R.S. 13:1804

Louisiana Statutes

Louisiana Revised Statutes

Title 13. Courts and Judicial Procedure

Chapter 6. Juvenile Courts

Part IV.  Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act  

Subpart A. General Provisions

§ 1804. Application to Indian tribes


A. A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 USC § 1901 et seq. is not subject to this Act to the extent that it is governed by the Indian Child Welfare Act.

B. A court of this state shall treat a tribe as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying Subparts A and B of this Part.

C. A child custody determination made by a tribe under factual circumstances in substantial conformity with the jurisdictional standards of this Act shall be recognized and enforced under Subpart C of this Part.


Added by Acts 2006, No. 822, § 1, eff. Aug. 15, 2007.

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