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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: At 18, can I legally move out of both my parents' homes despite still attending school?

I would be moving in with my girlfriend and her parents (with their consent). I wanted to know if my parents would still have any legal authority over me.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2021

At 18 you can live where ever you like.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I go anywhere at the age of 17 without parents permission and as long as I come back home, is it okay?

Say I want to go to a friends house, or a party and I have no permission but I’m 17 and I’m coming back home the same day Would I get in legal trouble…?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2021

You are a minor for another year and you can end up as a delinquent or your over 18 friends can be arrested for harboring you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Eariler i had asked if i could move out at 17 in loiusianna

I was answered with a you can move out with a friend once your 18 what about the permission law saying if the law is called by your parent in louisanna because you left while being 17 the law cant mdo anything about it because you are the permission age meaning you dont need your parents permission?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 14, 2021

No such thing as permission law.

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 Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: They’re daughter moved out and was 17. But the sheriff wont get them? Is that not illegal?

I want to move out and I am almost 17. But i dont understand this? I thought i needed to get emancipated but on one of yalls questions like the one above yall replied that the sheriff wont get them if theyre 17.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 12, 2021

You can't move out without parental permission until you are 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: will i get in trouble for being 18 and pregnant and my boyfriend is still 16, but i got pregnant at17?

i got pregnant at 17 and my boyfriend was 16. i turned 18 about 2 months later but he doesn’t turn 17 until a couple months after me. will i get in any legal trouble bc he is technically still a minor

Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Apr 11, 2021

A person age 17 or older commits the crime of carnal knowledge of a juvenile by engaging in consensual oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a child between the ages of 13 and 17. If the defendant is two to four years older than the child, then the crime is a misdemeanor. Nobody can predict if you will... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I move to my mothers home even though she is not my legal guardian?

I am 17 year's old, I will be 18 next month in May. My father is my legal guardian but I want to move to my mothers due to my fathers mental, emotional, and verbal abuse. Can I move to my mothers without permission? If I do, what would the police do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

You have already asked this question. My advice was to move into your mother's home and report your father's physical abuse to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What would the police do if I was to move out a month before i turn 18 years old? Would they send me back home?

(Louisiana)My dad is very mentally, emotionally, and verbally abusive. He is manipulative, and a narcissist. He doesn't take care of himself. I cook his meals every day, i wash his clothes, and clean his house cause he is too lazy. The house is falling apart, I don't think it will even... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

Go move in with your mother and report any domestic violence by your father to the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: If attorney for state of louisiana files petition on behalf of DCFS for the termination of parental rights are parents

Suppose to be notified before any court proceedings take place and if so how should parents be notified of petition filed

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 21, 2021

You should be notified by mail. If you weren't, then hire a juvenile court lawyer quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In Louisiana Is it ok for a 17 year old to date a 19 almost 20 year old?

I like this girl and she's gonna be 20 soon and I'm only 17 I would like to know so I wouldn't get her in trouble if we was together

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

You would not get her in trouble IF:

1) you get a Gardasil shot so that she doesn't give you penile cancer,

2) you use birth control so that you don't have to support a child for 18 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In 2 weeks I will be 18. If I move out before then would I be considered a run away .w/o parents consent

I was going to leave a note

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 25, 2021

Wait 2 weeks.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I press charges on someone who provided my minor with alcohol at their private residence?

My son was at his fathers house and after I had already told him he could not go anywhere his dad chose to allow him to go to this woman’s home where she provided a house full of minors alcohol and left them unattended for periods of time

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 15, 2021

Your problem is proof. U would have needed a test then.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was granted sole custody of my nephew he’s 17 now and wants to move with a person. Can I just sign rights over to the

Person or do we have to do it through the courts

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 14, 2021

You need to have a Custody Lawyer prepare a Consent Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: can a carnal knowledge of a Juvenile felon be dropped to a misdemeanor in trial?the girl put in paper she lied about age
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 14, 2021

Her lying is not a defense,

But it is mitigating

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: can i move out at 17?

I have a lot of money saved, a safe place to go, and i do online school so i will be able to keep up with my school work. my parents are causing my mental health to get worse, i had a suicide attempt because of it last January. i just want to get out for the sake of my own health. is it illegal to... Read more »

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

Yes it is illegal to run away. That could land you in Florida Parishes or Foster Care.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I move out without permission at 17 y/o?

Ive been living with my dad by myself since I was 10. He verbally abuses me, and emotionally. He does not help keep our home clean, I have to do everything in the home for him even though he is not handicap or sick in anyway. He is perfeclty fine. I cook, clean, wash his clothes, and fix his food... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 12, 2020

Wait until you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What will happen if I move out at 17 without parental consent? Will I be forced to go back home?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 11, 2020

Yes you can be forced to return to home or to Florida Parishes. Unless you are being physically abused, your parent has a substance abuse problem, you are being sexually abused at home, your parent is not providing a clean place to live and adequate food and clothing, you have to wait until you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old, I’m 3 months from being 18. Am I allowed to move out without parents consent.

No additional information.

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Dec 5, 2020

No, you are still considered a minor by law. You can jump out into the world and all of its accompanying responsibilities as an adult once you are 18. Until then, you could consult with a family law attorney to discuss emancipation, but that process would likely take you through your 18th... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old. I’m 3 months from being 18. Can I leave my house and move out without parental consent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 4, 2020

You can move out without parental consent in 3 months. In the mean time, try to graduate from high school so you can get a job that pays more than minimum wage.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: im 16 in louisiana my mom is emotionally and verbally abusive what wil happen if i run away?

she says things like she wish i was never born accuses me of being with older men and right now she is trying to send me to a mental hospital so they can give me medicine and so i can be out the house, i wanna run away to my grandmas house we already have a case against her

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2020

Your Grandmother can hire a lawyer and file for custody. If you run away, you can be picked up and put in Florida Parishes.

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