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      CHC 1019     


Art. 1019. Contents of the petition

            A. The petition shall set forth with specificity:

            (1) The name, date, and place of birth, sex, race, and address of the child. If the child is in a foster home, the identification of the parish in which he resides shall suffice for his address.

            (2) The name and current address of the child's parents.

            (3) The name, age, and sex of any other biological relatives of the child who are currently living with the child in his home.

            (4) The name of any public institution or agency having the responsibility or ability to supply services alleged to be needed by the family.

            (5) A statement as to whether the petitioner knows or has reason to know that the child is an Indian child and facts that support that statement.

            B. If any of the information required by Paragraph A of this Article is unknown, the petition shall so allege. Any defects in the information required by Paragraph A of this Article shall be considered defects of form. The petitioner shall inform the court if he subsequently discovers information indicating that the child is an Indian child.

            C. The petition shall allege facts which constitute the grounds necessary for the termination of parental rights as set forth in Article 1015.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 256, §1; Acts 2018, No. 296, §1.

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