R.S. §9:315.30 Family Financial Responsibility

§9:315.30.  Family financial responsibility; purpose

The legislature finds and declares that child support is a basic legal right of the state’s parents and children, that mothers and fathers have a legal obligation to provide financial support for their children, and that child support payments can have a substantial impact on child poverty and state welfare expenditures.  It is therefore the legislature’s intent to facilitate the establishment of paternity and child support orders and encourage payment of child support to decrease overall costs to the state’s taxpayers while increasing the amount of financial support collected for the state’s children.  To this end, the courts of this state are authorized to suspend certain licenses of individuals who are found to be in contempt of court for failure to comply with a subpoena or warrant in a child support or paternity proceeding or who are not in compliance with a court order of child support.

Acts 1995, No. 1078, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 1249, §1, eff. July 1, 1997.

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