BRITTANY M. BOQUET
NICOLE L. BOQUET
FROM THE FIFTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF
VERMILION, NO. 103106 HONORABLE DAVID BLANCHET, DISTRICT
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE: Sawyer Rayne Boquet
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE: Nicole L. Boquet, Bhyllie J.
Mouton, Shane M. Mouton
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE: Nicole L. Boquet, Danielle N.
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT: Brittany M. Boquet
composed of Sylvia R. Cooks, Elizabeth A. Pickett and Billy
H. Ezell, Judges.
R. COOKS JUDGE
Brittany M. Boquet, filed an appeal from the trial
court's ruling of September 8, 2017, which granted the
exception of prescription filed by Appellee, Nicole L. Boquet
and from the order denying her motion for new trial. The
trial court signed an order on November 8, 2017, designating
these judgments as final and appealable. Upon the lodging of
the record, this court, on its own motion, issued the instant
rule for Brittany to show cause, by brief only, why her
appeal should not be dismissed "because this
'judgment is sufficiently unclear so as to render this
matter improperly before us on review, '" citing
State v. White, 05-718, p. 2 (La.App. 3 Cir.
2/1/06), 921 So.2d 1144, 1146. For the reasons assigned, we
dismiss this appeal without prejudice.
and Nicole entered into a same-sex marriage on December 18,
2014. On February 5, 2016, Nicole gave birth to Sawyer Rayne
Boquet. On March 10, 2017, Brittany and Nicole separated.
instant action was initiated with the filing of
Brittany's Petition for Divorce and Termination of the
Matrimonial Regime. Subsequently, on April 28, 2017, Brittany
filed her Petition for Declaratory Judgment and Disavowal. In
this latter pleading, Brittany sought a judicial declaration
that she "is not the legal or biological father of the
response to this petition, Nicole filed the Peremptory
Exception of Prescription. A contradictory hearing was conducted
by the trial court, and on September 8, 2017, the trial court
signed a written judgment which states in pertinent part:
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this Court grants
Nicole L. Boquet's Peremptory Exception of Prescription
and assesses costs for the Exception to Brittany M. Boquet.
. . . .
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this court
assesses costs associated with the filing of the Petition for
Declaratory Judgment and Disavowal filed by Brittany M.
Boquet and the costs associated with the Court appointment of
Ann D. Latour for the ...