Whitney Joseph, Jr.
Capital Area Legal Services
Department of Social Services
Louisiana State Bar Association
Louisiana Supreme Court
Natalie Robottom, President
Parish School Board
Kevin R. George, Superintendent
Child Advocacy Services (CASA)
Stacy Ashmore, Advocate Supervisor, LaPlace Regional Office
Akeem Burl, Family Services Coordinator
Marcy Willett, Clinical Services Coordinator
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Some individuals are referred or court ordered to attend Parenting classes, Children in the Middle classes, or Anger Management classes which are given here. To pre-register, please contact Cynthia Clifton at the phone number below.
Contact: Cooperative Extension Service
St. John Parish
151 East 3rd Street
P.O. Box 250
Edgard, LA 70049
Mr. Keller provides the Driver Improvement and Substance Abuse Classes in St. John Parish.
Contact: Get High on Life, Inc.
P.O. Box Drawer U
Reserve, LA 70068
Protective Order forms can be obtained from the Clerk’ s Office. Please consider the time when planning to pick up these forms and fill them out. It usually takes thirty minutes to an hour to complete the forms, the case must be allotted to a division, a judge must sign the order, and the courthouse closes for business at 4:30 pm. Visit www.lasc.org for Louisiana Protective Order Registry (LPOR) information.
When a judge signs a property bond the judge certifies to the sheriff’ s office accepting the bond that the property is of sufficient value to justify a bond in the amount stated. The judge takes responsibility for approving that there is enough equity in the property, that the property is free and clear of encumbrances up to the amount of the bond, and that the sheriff can accept the bond and rely on the information provided by the judge.
The following documents are necessary to obtain a property bond:
Assessor’s Certificate of Assessment - States the value of the property; and
Mortgage Certificate from Clerk of Court - Determines the equity in the property but subtracting all encumbrances (mortgages, judgments, liens) on the property from the assessed value; and
Photo identification of titled owners - Proves that the person appearing before the judge is in fact the person named as owner
Sometimes the relatives of a deceased property owner attempt to obtain a property bond and are refused the bond because additional documentation is necessary. If a Succession has not been opened, the following documents are necessary: