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      CHC 1566     


Art. 1566.  Assistance; clerk of court; domestic abuse advocate

A.  The clerk of court shall make forms available for making application for protective orders under this Chapter, provide clerical assistance to the petitioner when necessary, advise indigent applicants of the availability of filing in forma pauperis, provide the necessary forms, and provide the services of a notary, where available, for completion of the affidavit required in Article 1568.  The forms shall be prepared by the Judicial Administrator's Office, Louisiana Supreme Court.

B.  Domestic abuse advocates may provide clerical assistance to petitioners in making an application for a protective order in accordance with this Chapter.

C.  For purposes of this Article, "domestic abuse advocate" means an employee or representative of a community based shelter providing services to victims of family violence or domestic abuse.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §15, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1997, No. 1156, §1; Acts 2011, No. 234, §2.

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