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Civil Department Estimated Advance Deposits

The Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court must collect fees on new suits for other agencies, which fees are comprised of the following: 17th Judicial District Court Fund- $10.00, Judges Supplemental Compensation Fund- $24.00, Judicial College Fund- $0.50 and Supreme Court Reporting Fee- $1.50. The Clerk of Court may also have to collect additional fees for entities/agencies on subsequent filings. Please request detailed explanation from the Civil Intake Department.

New Suits

Suits with no rules or restraining order: 

(One service included with each suit)

  • Money Due/Suit on Note $275.00
  • Name Change $250.00
  • Executory Process (Foreclosure) $500.00
  • Judgment Executory/Garnishment $450.00
  • Emancipation $275.00
  • Damages $300.00
  • Mandamus $275.00
  • All Other New Suits $275.00
  • Each Additional Service $ 75.00

Domestic Suits:

  • Divorce (includes one service)
    • No Rules or TRO’s $275.00
    • With Rule $375.00
    • With Rule & TRO $425.00
    • With TRO only $375.00
  • Custody (No Rule) $275.00
  • Custody (With Rule) $350.00

Adoptions:

  • One Child $550.00
  • Each Additional Child $ 75.00

Probates:

  • Succession (One Decedent) $300.00
  • Succession (Two Decedents) $500.00
  • Tutorship $300.00
  • Minor’s Settlement $300.00
  • Tutorship & Minor’s Claim $400.00
  • Petition for Notice of Application $150.00
  • Interdictions $450.00

Additional charges for any new suits:

  • Each Additional Service $ 75.00
  • Service on Secretary of State ( per service) $ 75.00
  • Rule to Show Cause (one service) $150.00
  • Restraining Order or TRO $150.00
  • Request for Notice $ 75.00
  • Lis Pendens – 1 page $ 75.00

Discovery filed with new suit (per service):

  • Request for Admissions $ 75.00
  • Request for Production $ 75.00
  • Interrogatories $ 75.00
  • All Three Discovery Pleadings
  • With Service on one party $225.00

Existing Suits

Deposits for filing into existing suits:
(Outstanding Balances Must Be Paid in Addition to These Deposits)

Petitions:

  • Supplemental and/or Amended
  • With one service $200.00
  • With no service $150.00
  • Garnishment (with one service) $300.00
  • Intervention $200.00

Motions and Orders:

  • Setting a Hearing
  • Ex. Rule to Show Cause, Contempt, Compel, JD Rule)
    • With One Service $200.00
    • Set for Conference $175.00
  • Motion for Trial $175.00
  • Motion for New Trial $175.00
  • Motion for Appeal $200.00
  • Extension of Time, Enroll or Withdraw
  • As Council $ 50.00
  • Dismiss (in addition to all unpaid costs) $ 50.00
  • Continue & Reset
    • With one service $200.00
    • No service $150.00

Responsive Pleadings:

  • Answer (with no service) $ 50.00
  • Answer (with one service) $100.00
  • Answer with new demand (with one service) $275.00
  • Answer with:
    • Jury Order $175.00
    • Request for Notice $125.00
    • Jury Order & Request for Notice $275.00
  • Exceptions with Hearing $225.00
  • Reconventional Demand, Cross Claim and Third Party Demand $275.00

Jury Fees (Jury Bond and trial costs to be determined):

  • Jury Order $175.00
  • Jury Filing Fees $150.00

Possible Additional Charges:

  • Rule to Show Cause (one service) $200.00
    • Set Hearing $150.00
  • Restraining Order or TRO $ 75.00
  • Each Additional Service of Citation, Pleading, Rule, Restraining Order Or TRO $ 75.00
  • Each Service on Secretary of State (Secretary of State’s Fee) $ 75.00
  • Lis Pendens – 1 page $ 75.00
  • Publications per page (per publication) $ 75.00
  • Re-Issue Service (per service) $ 75.00

Writs:

  • Writ of Seizure $125.00
  • Writ of Fi Fa (Fieri Facias) $175.00
  • Writ of Possession $125.00
  • Writ of Habeus Corpus $125.00

Subpoenas: 

(Please call for witness fees)

  • Subpoena $ 75.00
  • Subpoena Duces Tecum $ 75.00
  • Subpoena & Subpoena Decus Tecum $150.00

Judgements:

  • Judgments (Not recorded)
    • with Notice of Judgment through mail $100.00
    • Each additional Attorney $ 10.00
    • With Notice/ Judgment through sheriff $150.00
  • Judgments with Injunctions $200.00
  • Money Judgments (Recorded)
    • With notice through mail $125.00
    • With service through Sheriff $175.00
  • Exhibits attached per page $ 2.00

Miscellaneous Filings: (per document)

  • Descriptive List
    • 1st page $ 6.00
    • Each additional page $ 4.00
  • Memorandum
    • 1st page $ 6.00
    • Each additional page $ 4.00
  • Opposition
    • 1st page $ 6.00
    • Each additional page $ 4.00
  • Witness and Exhibit List
    • 1st page $ 6.00
    • Each additional page $ 4.00

Exhibits:

  • Exhibits per page $ 2.00

Miscellaneous Civil Costs:

  • Minute Entries $ 5.00
  • Swear Witnesses & Jurors (each) $ 2.00
  • Appeals (Per Original Document Page) $ 5.00
  • R.S.13:841(Judgment with no SSN) $ 25.00

Searches & Copy Requests:

  • Search (per name) $ 20.00
  • Certified Copy $ 5.00
  • Photocopy (per page) $ 1.00
  • Conformed Copy $ 2.00
  • Act of Congress $ 5.00
  • Copy per page $ 1.00
  • Certification (per pleading) $ 5.00
  • Mailing/Processing Fee $ 5.00
  • Certified Mail Postage Actual Cost

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