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December 11th, 2021
Louisiana Supreme Court Opinions
Kinnett v. Kinnett
Dockets: 2020-CJ-01134, 2020-CJ-01143, 2020-CJ-01156
Opinion Date: December 10, 2021
Areas of Law: Civil Procedure, Family Law
Keith Andrews intervened in the divorce proceedings of Karen and Jarred Kinnett, asserting he was the biological father of Ms. Kinnett’s youngest child. His avowal action was filed eighteen months after the child’s birth. The Louisiana Supreme Court found the avowal action untimely and perempted under Louisiana Civil Code article 198 . The case was remanded for the court of appeal to address Andrews’ remaining constitutional challenge.
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