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      CHC 1255     


Art. 1255.  Final decree; notice; standard

A.  The court, as a part of the final decree, shall provide notice of the provisions of R.S. 14:46.4 to the parties.

B.  The court, after hearing and after taking into consideration information from all sources concerning the intrafamily adoption, may enter a final decree of adoption, or it may deny the adoption.  The basic consideration shall be the best interests of the child.

C.  When a court has granted custody to either the child's grandparents or his parent married to the stepparent petitioner, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that this adoption is in the best interests of the child.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §12, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2014, No. 721, §1.

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