2017 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 13 - Courts and Judicial Procedure
RS 13:4731 - Alimony for support from children or grandchildren; summary proceedings; award

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 13:4731 (2017)

PART II. ALIMONY FROM CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

TO SUPPORT PARENTS

§4731. Alimony for support from children or grandchildren; summary proceedings; award

When any person is in necessitous circumstances, that person may demand from his or her children or grandchildren alimony for support, and proceedings for that purpose may be instituted in any district court and shall be tried summarily. After hearing the parties, if the court finds the plaintiff to be in need and the defendant or defendants able to contribute to the support of the ancestor claiming it, the court shall award such amount as may be deemed proper, and shall order same payable weekly or monthly, and the judgment shall be at all times subject to the control of the court, by either increasing, decreasing or entirely canceling, as circumstances may require. All proceedings subsequent to the rendition of the judgment may be by rule.

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