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Mar 18, 2013 9:06 AM by AP/CS

Family court forces changes in 21st JDC

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Plans are under way to convert two divisions of the 21st Judicial District Court, which serves Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes, from general jurisdiction to family court.

Chief Judge Bob Morrison tells The Advocate the move would help divorce, custody and related cases flow more smoothly and efficiently through the court system.

The district has nine divisions, eight of which hear all criminal and civil matters including family law cases. The ninth division is reserved for juvenile court matters, which include children in need of services and delinquency cases.

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