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      CHC 1023     


Art. 1023. Service; absentee parent; unidentified father

            A. If the parent against whom a proceeding is instituted cannot be served in accordance with either Article 1021 or 1022, the court shall appoint an attorney at law as curator ad hoc for the parent and service of citation shall be made upon the curator ad hoc.

            B. Upon appointment of the curator ad hoc, a copy of the order of appointment shall be forwarded to the department.

            C. If the father is unidentified, it is not necessary to appoint a curator ad hoc for that parent. The father shall be considered unidentified if the biological father's name is not provided on the birth certificate, there is no presumed father, and no party to the proceedings or the mother, if not a party, is able to provide a first and last name of a putative father or alias sufficient to provide a reasonable possibility of identification and location.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, No. 634, §1, eff. June 15, 1993; Acts 2016, No. 407, §3, eff. June 5, 2016; Acts 2017, No. 239, §1.

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