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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sell A piece of property I’m going through a divorce other spouse has contribute no monetary means to it

Couple is separated throughout the entire process

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 3, 2021

If the property was purchased hased prior to marriage, yes you can sell it any time. If it was purchased during the marriage, no you can't sell it now.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do when my mother has been arrested for animal cruelty for my animals but I was feeding and taking care of th

Lost my job so wasn't able to feed them as much as normal so someone called me and saying they was abandon my electricity has been cut off for two weeks so I was staying there and other places but was still feeding and watering my animals daily they have a warrant for me also I'm going to... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2021

WHY WOULD YOU HAVE 14 DOGS? OVER 5 PETS IS ILLEGAL. IF YOU HAVE ANY LEFT, TAKE THEM TO THE POUND.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My 17 year old daughter has now decided to move out without my consent (left while I was at work) and I do not know

Where she is living except for with a friend from school. I’ve talked to her a few times so I know she is ok but nothing else. What are my options and who should I contact? I do not want to get into any trouble and shes already missed 4 Unexcused days.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2021

Call the school principal or counselor and report her as a run away.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Education Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Please contact me about my rights with law enforcement and judges.
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2021

Your question is way to vague to answer. Call a criminal lawyer

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Got a divorce in 2014. Home was awarded to ex wife, it is in my name only. How can I get it out of my name?

She doesn't pay it on time and it is ruining my credit.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2021

You still need to partition community property and that will take a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Must I abide to details of a listing agreement?

I was ordered to sign a listing agreement for the partition of co-owned property. I signed the agreement but it has been one month and I have not shown the house due to COVID concerns. I just received a Motion for Contempt. I don’t know if that puts me in contempt since the order only stated I... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

You need to agree to requested showings. The CDC concluded that surface transmission was low. Get vaccinated. You can require that anyone looking at the house wear a mask and stay outside yourself until the showing is over. If not, you can be held in contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What steps do I take to be able to move my child out of state? I am the domicile parent
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

1) Get a job offer in writing,

2) Print a review of the new school,

3) Hire a custody lawyer to send the relocation notice, file a Motion and represent you in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Me and a friend had a argument.he's threatened to call the police on me for theft, unless I give him my pressure washer

I found this old pressure washer 5 months ago in the trash, nowhere near my friends home. I' know it didn't belong to him.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

Ignore him and stay away from him. You know he can't prove it is his because he doesn't have a receipt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hi I have 3 minor children and I am paying child support on one child as if I only have the one child. I need help

I reside in Ga and the order was filed in Louisiana

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

Hire a child support lawyer who practices in the parish from which the support order is originating. Get certified copies of your pre-existing child support orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I take my daughter out of state for the weekend?

I have a 6 month old with my ex (never married). I’ve contacted a lawyer and we have filed custody papers but its still going through the process. She lives with me and her dad sees her when he has time, maybe a day or two during the day each week. Can I take her to visit family for 3 days in a... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

You dont need his permission for a 3 day vacation. However, you should send him an itinerary: date of departure and return, flight number and airline, hotel needs and phone number for all vacations.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I filled for child support through the state, DCFS. I have no lawyer, do I need one and what can I expect?

No custody agreement has been set in place yet, the kids have been with me since May of this year. I haven't been served the actual papers yet but my court date is December 1st.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

The state will represent you on child support but you need a private attorney for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I Request an extension on a family court date, due to my paid attorney not preparing me for a custody trial?

I am in a fight for custody with my 3 children's paternal grandparents. The have filed an emergency temporary custody order against me based on false allegations. After reaching out to multiple law firms in Iberia parish, and being told they could not help me due to conflict of interest, I... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

You can ask for a continuance if you or your attorney has a calendar conflict.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Louisiana court ordered a father to provide medical coverage plus 86% of OOP cost does this mean vision & dental also?

Our court papers say nothing about Vision or dental coverage. The court ordered that the father provides medical coverage and for him to pay 86% of the out of pocket cost for medical and prescription. If not Specified for the father to provide dental and vision insurance does he still have to pay... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2021

He needs to carry health insurance and pay 86% of medical, dental, orthodontic, opthomologic, optometric, psychological, psychiatric and counseling that exceeds the first $250 in any one calendar year per child.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I received a failure to yield court summons, due to causing an accident. The officer put down the wrong make of vehicle.

Is the wrong make of vehicle written on the ticket something that can cause the case to be dismissed? This is my first accident in 17 years.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 24, 2021

Played correctly, yes it could be a defense.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in Louisiana my child's father will not give me my baby back what do I do
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My neighbor fatally shot my ratterrier with a bow and arrow through my fenced in backyard. What can I do

I want this man to be brought to justice! I am seeking any and all advice and info on where, who, and/or what all I can and should do! What my options are and what other actions I could do legally through other types of departments, organizations, platforms, anything...

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2021

File a criminal complaint if this psycho shot a deadly weapon through your fence. Then file a civil suit against him with the justice of the peace for vet bills, the price you paid to buy, license, vaccinate, groom, bathe, and feed the dog every year. In other words attach a spread sheet.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Are school shoes included in child support?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2021

Uniforms and school supplies are included in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the police go in my house without a search warrant after I'm detained off the property

The police came to my house with an arrest warrant for me when I drove up they detain me in the street in front of my house they would not let my dad go inside the house when my dad did go inside his house they made him get out and they went walk through my house without a search warrant is that... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2021

The arrest warrant for what? For some offenses that would suffice for probable cause.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: Is mediation considered a court case in any way, shape or form.

My P.I. lawyer is charging me 40%, because he states mediation is litigation and litigation is a court case. My contract clearly states 33%, if we have to go to court 40%.

I was rear ended and my life, past since, current and future has been drastically changed in all ways. Nowhere in the... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2021

I would bet that your contact says "40% after suit is filed". Suit must be filed within 365 days of the accident. If I am correct, mediation is irrelevant.

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