Below is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we receive. Click on the question to review the answer. If you have a question that is not here, please click here to fill out our contact form.
In the mail with your subpeona for jury duty, you should have received
an attached, green information page. There is a space on the back
of this page for you to fill out your absence excuse. You can
then mail this page to the Judge's address listed on the page.
For further information, contact the Judge's office at (318)259-3442.
Birth certificates from 1983 forward and birth cards
for the last 100 years are available upon request from our office. You must apply in
person. See Birth Certificatesfor requirements.Birth
certificates prior to 1983 may be obtained from our office after a short wait (usually under an hour).
Applicants applying for a certified copy of a Birth Certificate or Birth Card are required to provide identificatiion in the form of one primary document or two secondary documents. See Birth Certificates for list of documents.
A birth card is small and will fit in your pocket. It provides your name, date of birth, sex, parish of birth, mother's maiden name and father's initials. The birth certificate provides much more detail (i.e. town, hospital or birth, father & mother's full name, residence etc.).
THERE ARE NO STANDARD FORMS FOR DIVORCE. EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT. The
law allows you to file for a divorce without the assistance of an
attorney. The Clerk of Court staff CANNOT assist you.
If there are children and/or property involved, we suggest you employ
an attorney to assist you. For the self-litigation proceedure, click here.