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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The mother of my son wants to change My sons last name. She said she has to notify us by mail or newspaper
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Send her a letter by certified mail if you oppose it and call a lawyer. She is trying to terminate your parental rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Would the parents receive any type of paperwork or documentation stating that they have a lost custody of their child

After dcfs has removed the child with a courtdate? We have went to court and they said they were removing my son from my custody that he would go to my family's custody.but I never once received any paperwork neither did my family.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 14, 2022

Hire a juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a child that was born out of wedlock and I was wanting them to get a divorce for the sake of the child?

My daughter's father and I have a 1 month old. When he met me and started dating me, he was married currently, but I was single. I found out I was pregnant after my 21st f. He stayed by my side until I was eight months pregnant when he left. His wife has been telling him that this is not his... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 27, 2022

All the Diatrixt Attorney's Office and ask for Support Enforcement to get them.to file for a DNA test.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I am relocating to Tx with my 3 kids. If we are there for less than 60 days til court w their dad, will that look bad?

My attorney (that I no longer have because she’s moving) mailed my soon to be ex husband…a relocation request, that he got on March 12th. But he’s told my kids he won’t let them move to Tx. He just got out of jail for domestic aggravated abuse, & has been in & out of rehab for the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 20, 2022

You have a court date coming up but you don't say whether it is because you filed a Motion to Relocate or whether he filed a Restraining Order to keep you in Louisiana

Hire a new lawyer quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can the non custodial parent file for custody in a different parish from where the child lives?

Me and my ex boyfriend have a child support order established in the parish that I reside in with my daughter, which he is currently thousands of dollars in arrears. She is 2 years old and has never been with him but twice when she was a baby and it was only a few hours, never overnight. He has... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 17, 2022

It is allowed, unless you hire a lawyer to do something about it, like file an Exception to Jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I remove a preliminary injunction?

My wife filed for a temporary restraining order which was addressed on March 8th. The order of the Court was a preliminary injunction. How do I dissolute or modify this preliminary injunction

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 12, 2022

If it was heard by a hearing officer then you have a deadline to file an objection to be heard by a judge. If it was heard by a judge, then yiu have a deadline to file an appeal. Hire a lawyer quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Moving from LA to FL and sent the certified mail copy of the notice of relocation.

After the 30 days are up, if the non-custodial parent does not respond in a legal manner, what needs to be done after, with current custody in place? Does another certified letter go out? If so, what does it contain; 'you didn't respond so we are moving and will see you when we see you?" HELP?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 5, 2022

You need to hire a lawyer and file for relocation or you may lose your kids.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If both parents lose custody of child to a grandparent and the grandparent files for child support who is responsible?

We both lost custody bc of drug addiction the court ruled that we were not to have contact with child at all no calls no visitations ect. But my ex mother in law let her daughter live with them right after this ruling and then then allowed my daughter to move in with her mom my ex-wife . I believe... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 4, 2022

You should contact a child support lawyer in your area and set up a meeting---when you meet please bring a copy of the order relative to payment of child support and the order relative to custody so that the lawyer can review the law of your case and advise accordingly. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can custody and child support be heard in two different parish courts? when there's a court order of domicile parent.

In September 2019, I was rewarded domicile parent in 19th JDC. My child mother was rewarded of visitation every other weekend. on same day of render judgement, the excise on the judgement began. My child mother kidnapped my child and never return the minor child. when she had illegal custody of... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 2, 2022

Your attorney can file for child support in your custody case in 19th JDC and can file an exception in 24th JDC to child support since you are domiciliary parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: What can I expect to happen at the hearing officer conference after being accused of kidnapping my daughter?

My ex has not let me see or speak with my daughter in weeks since he was awarded temporary custody even though the court order says I'm allowed visitation. She called me frantic the other night telling me she ran away and was far from her house. In a panic, I raced there and picked her up. We... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 28, 2022

Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: can you get arrested at a custody hearing?

My ex is accusing me of something i didn't do. He says I'm going to get arrested at the custody hearing today. Can they do that?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 28, 2022

Yes you can get arrested at a custody hearing. Hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex wife moved my children from Louisiana while we were still married and hasn’t let me see my kids, now she files CS?

Now she’s back in Gonzales she filed child support and I never knew about the court date because it was an old mailing address so they ruled I pay 655 monthly so now I’m 7 months behind im blocked on all social media and have no number for her I couldn’t even pay it if I wanted to. What do I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Hire a child support/custody lawyer quickly to file for new trial

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Im 17 living in louisiana w/ divorced parents. My father is trying to force me to stay with him. can he force me?

He wants me to stay with him bc he wants my grades to be better in my online school. he’s threatening to make me live with him so he can constantly watch me do my work. i’m not failing all of my classes so idk why he’s freaking out. but he’s my domicile parent so i’m worried he can force... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 23, 2022

At 18 you are an adult and can choose where to live. Until then, you cant.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: In Louisiana is it against my constitutional right do you use a hair follicle drug testing on me for a child custody

This is one of the stipulations that my wife's lawyer wanted me to do and I don't think that would be right the test is set up for failure if you've determined you can't afford a lawyer after

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 19, 2022

You can refuse the hair follicle test and lose your child. That is your constitutional right.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Me and my wife reconciled during a custody judgment does that make it void
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 12, 2022

No it does not make it void. Contact your divorce lawyer or hire one.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have custody (no court order) of my 7 yr old daughter. Her dad promised to take her to school but didn't.

Several times she is tardy or absent when he says he will take her to school. He talks about taking custody soon. Is there anything I can do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 8, 2022

Get her tardy/attendance record from school and put together a calendar showing how many of those days he had her.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If child is running away putting herself into an metal institution and hurting herself getting put on probation

I need to find out how my mom can get custody of my niece we feel by the situation she is in she might not live for vary long

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 4, 2022

Your Mom needs a lawyer to file for custody of your niece.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My sons (bio father) is not on the birth certificate. I was raped at a party and never told him. Husband wants to adopt

My husband has been in his life since he was 6 months old. My son only knows him as his dad and I don’t know if this would be adoption or a VAOP. My son is now 2 almost 3 and we want his name from his birth name (my pre married name) to our name.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 23, 2022

Hire an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does custodial parent have any financial obligations upon signing provisional custody by mandate
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Custody by mandate is only one year long and does not abdicate the financial responsibility to support a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: can i get out of state officials if my children's grandparents (fathers side, grandfather) is very well known across LA

His parents are suing me for custody. I had a drug problem. I no longer do, but he Has been a state trooper (just recently retired) for I believe about 40 years. He knows every judge, DA, everyone, all across the state. What are my options?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 16, 2022

If you and the children live in Louisiana, then the case stays in Louisiana. Hire a custody lawyer.

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