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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If i live in louisianna and im 17 can i move out and live with a friend

I want to move out with a friend because the rules at my house are rediculous im 17 and i dont have a phone and when i go out and buy one myself my parents take it away and smash it with a hammer

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 9, 2021

You can move out and live with a friend in Louisiana when you turn 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My license was suspended a few years ago for non-payment of traffic ticket. I have since received 3 tickets Dus

I missed the court date for all 3 of these. They are all in different parishes in Louisiana. What can I do to fix this? I have since paid my ticket and gotten my license reinstated

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 9, 2021

You need to hire traffic court lawyers to handle those tickets and recall the attachments because you will be arrested and your license will be suspended again.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: New neighbors recently moved in and acquired two pitbull puppies. Their entire property (right up to the property line)

Is fenced in with an approx 4’ fence that has multiple holes and imperfections. The dogs are frequently left outside unaccompanied for long hours/full days regardless of weather (storms/heat/etc). I have to bring my small breed dog right past their fence to go into my yard to do his business. The... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 9, 2021

Call the Sheriff's Office and Animal Control because their Pitts will kill your dog eventually. Video the holes in the fence. Put the video on a flash drive.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can I do anything about anonymous gifts and fear of escalation?

I was groomed & basically manipulate into a relationship with a man twice my age. I was 19 when we met, he was 39. This was about 2 years ago & he's still trying to get in contact with me, mainly through gifts, beginning within the last few months. Sending flowers to my house/leaving... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 7, 2021

First send him an email, Facebook message and letter by certified mail to cease all contact with you at home, work or school by social media, email, phone, text or in person.

The next time he contacts you, file a criminal stalking complaint and file a protective order.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: Say you worked as a ASM in retail and your boss has placed her finger in your face in front of other managers and racist

She only hollers at the black men in front of customers and has a problem keeping her fingers to her side at black men and she always calls us aggressive when she is always the aggressor and corporate knew about it and

She admitted that to the DM

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2021

Consult with an attorney for an EEOC complaint.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: ticket 32:282 &14:38slowed up a truck bye throwing a thing into a rural road and then walked out and moved it talked to

Then I moved out of road and got on shoulder driver pulled up and I told him some things about save slow driving a he drove off at no time did my display actually hender his right of way slowed his approach yes no threats too him h

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2021

Neither citation makes sense in light of the events you describe. Hire a criminal defense attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Father died in may of 2020 with no will. We made my brother the administrator of his estate.

My father had an investment account with cash and stocks that he inherited. We have recently divided the cash asset from the account but I have asked to be bought out completely. My brother says it's not possible. I want to know if it is possible or if I can force the sale of the stocks? I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2021

You need to hire a successions attorney to review the estate management.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: My brother got a ticket and lost it I called the judges office and DA office to verify his court date they said his

Court date was for may 5 2021. Today. This is what they told me Monday when I called them. He goes to court and they tell him he awas supposes to be there yesterday. So I call both parties bk today because he now has a warrent because they lies to me about his court date and they won't fix... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 7, 2021

Hire a traffic court lawyer to get that attachment recalled and represent him on the ticket.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: I lost control due to wet roads at a speed of 30 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour zone causing a non injury single

Vehicle accident was cited for careless operation and explication for citation could not be given by the officer even after he “investigated” it was simply told “ cause I will get in trouble if I don’t” what are my chances of fighting

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

Hire a traffic court lawyer. Your insurance company will provide a defense in a civil suit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will I go to jail for misdemeanor criminal trespass if it’s my first time in Terrebonne parish, Louisiana?

A friend and I took our truck down a farm road and I got stuck in a 20x20 piece of cane field. We got a summons to court for misdemeanor criminal trespass and it’s a first for the both of us. We don’t have criminal records and we’re worried when we go to court we’re going to be sent to jail... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

You are not going to jail. But you might get probation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Pitt Bulls Owner Laws In Louisiana

If you live in a Apartments Complex that’s gated. Is it a law that tents has to have insurance on they pit bulls in Louisiana. The landlord only make them pay him and when I question him he said oh no, Nobody can’t have pits over here but they over here they be running around at times. Also in... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

Landlords can require pet insuranxe.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: Is it normal for an insurance company to ask for the death certificate of someone you share a name with?

My mom and aunt share a name and birthday, different years, she claims her insurance was canceled in 2018 because they thought she was my mom who died in 2016. Her insurance Risa asking for my moms death certificate to reinstate her . I assumed her ssn would be enough .

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 5, 2021

No, asking for death cert is normal.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex wife had a inheritance account she spent money out of a d wants half of the money she spent back? Is that legal

Live in Louisiana. She spent money out of her account through your marriage on a variety of things. Food, house note, etc. am I legally obligated to pay that back? And if so wouldn’t that open her account up as community property

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 4, 2021

Your attorney should be able to argue that daily expenditure was a gift. But for any major expenditure, like a home remodel or car, she would be entitled to a reimbursement if she has the bank statement, invoice, or cancelled check to prove it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: I want to adopt my soon to be 18 year old step daughter

Me and my wife have been for 9 years i want to adopt my daughter i have been helping raise her sonce she was 2 years old and i know the biological father will not sign the paperwork what can i do? He has not paid child support in about 4 years he hasn't even seen her in 2 years

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 4, 2021

The biological father does not have to agree. Hire an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: We are moving to Maryland and my fiancé is currently going to court ordered classes and has another court date in June.

Can my fiancé either get the case dropped or have his classes transferred up to Maryland when we move in about 6 weeks? He was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery due to a simple argument/fight that got out of control with his little brother who we were taking care of at the time and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 4, 2021

Your fiance can contact Probation and Parole to get his class transferred.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: My mother lives with me and has two dogs that I want to get rid of. They are not house trained and I want them out.

How can I get rid of the legaly?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 2, 2021

You can evict your mother with the dogs or you can help her house train the dogs. Anything else is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I move out of my house at 17 because of my circumstance.

I have a job, i have a place to live, and i will be graduating this summer. The police are investigating my house because of molestation and abuse, done on me and my brother. This house is causing me to go into a bad depression and I hate living here. I am diagnosed with PTSD from my abusive... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

You need a friend or relative to file for custody of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: my parents are mean to me. i hate them and i want to runaway with my boyfriend, can i get into troble?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

Yes, you could up in Florida Parishes Juvenile Detension.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I, the father, am remarried and have another child, will that make my child support amount decrease?

I have a 14 year old son with my ex-wife, to whom I pay child support. We have 50/50 custody and time with him. I am remarried and have another child, 1 yr old. Because of another dependent in my household, could the amount of child support decrease? Also, my son’s mother hasn’t paid rent or... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

Ex wife's income will get you a decrease. One year old will not get you a decrease.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I need advice on what steps to take. I have had my dog seized and I want to fight her being declared dangerous.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

You will need to get a breeder or licensed dog trainer as an expert and a lawyer to file for a stay

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