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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Mom is drinking heavily, verbally abusive towards our 2 y.o. and refusing to watch her/pay sitter. Can I moveoutofstate?

My daughter lives with me, and mom is only supposed to watch her while I work, around 50 hours a week. She lost someone close to her 3 weeks ago and has been drinking heavily, taking drugs, and called off 8 out of 13 days she was supposed to watch her since then. When she has watched her she drinks... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 25, 2020

Your attorney needs to file to relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I've gotten my kids taken by the state and wonder what I can do to get them back
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 25, 2020

Hire a Juvenile Court lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: My spouse dumped me right after receiving their green card. What legal options do I have?

About a year ago, I started to become suspicious that I was being used for a green card. I thought my suspicions were ridiculous, and so I ignored them. Then, a day after receiving the green card, my spouse dumped me. What should I do?

Edit: My spouse just received the green card with the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2020

Divorce your spouse and call immigration.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: If I have proof of my husband cheating and he has been working out of town he also took his girlfriend with him

I also bought a truck for him while we were together last week he says he isn't going to pay me back for the truck I've also have proof of that also what can be done

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2020

Whose name is on the truck title?

You can get an adultery divorce if your evidence is good.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If my new husband gets a different lower paying job as well as having a new baby, can he lower his childsupport to his x

He pays $760 to his ex for his daughter and wants a more fulfilling job but that would mean lower pay. I am also pregnant with our child. We are worried that when these two things come to fruition, the child support won't change and we will have major financial hardship. Not sure if the odds... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 23, 2020

Baby and voluntarily taking lower paying job will not lower child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I pay support to the domicilliary parent at 68.8%. Does that mean that the he is responsible to send items needed?

Can you site any louisiana law that would dicate this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 23, 2020

The other parent pays the first $250 in uncovered medical expenses every year for every child and 31% of extraordinary expenses.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Ok so I was arrested along with a friend we both have different charges but they want me to be a witness. Why???

In my opinion I believe and think that the justice system for some reason is trying to railroad me and put all charges on me this is so unjustified and is unfair to me. I am far from wealthy much less afford a good defense attorney but if I don’t get one I’m screwed

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 23, 2020

This is traditional prosecutuin tactics to divide from within. Hire a criminal attorney to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: 8 y/o child, bio dad is not on birth cert and has never seen her. hubs of 3 years (7 together) wants to adopt. Advise?

Bio dad has never been around and haven’t spoken since pregnancy. What kind of lawyer do we need to speak with and what steps should we/will we have to take?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2020

If bio Dad has never paid child suppoet, then hire an adoption lawyer. Go to the Sheriff's or State Police Office and tell them hubby needs fingerprints run for adoption.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: New neighbors w/20+pitbulls moved in assault my girlfriend threatened me. Called sheriff animal control nothing done

They call sherriff's 6 hours after I did I get a charge of disturbing the peace

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2020

Take pictures and call again.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do if I have a message from my wife saying to me she has a boyfriend.

We have been separated a week

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2020

Hire a private investigator to document it before you do anything else.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If one spouse owes child support and money owed for not paying past bills, how is that money recovered? Paycheck?

Basically, if both parents just agreed to child payment and money owed for splitting up bills (Spouse who will be paying child support had not been paying any bills) are the wages garnished from the paycheck and how much is garnished?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

Your attorney has to file a Motion for Contempt on the Child Support, and file to set the Partition of Community Property for trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I am in Louisiana my Dad died without a will and mom is still alive. My family wants my brother to be executor I don’t

My father had inheritance from his parents. My family wants him to be executor and I don’t trust him. He has drawn up paperwork for us to sign and file to make him executor. My question is if I sign this paperwork does it waive my right to open succession at a later time? We don’t have a good... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

Do NOT sign anything he presents to you. Hire a Successions attorney and open the Succession yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a text message from a rescue saying I could keep a dog. 3 weeks later she says she wants it back.

Do I legally have to give the dog back. I brought it to a vet for vaccines and rabies.

I scanned it for a microchip and he doesn't have one. I will get him microchipped. How do I get him licensed? Is rabies certificate considered a license? Thank you for your help.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

Print the text. Get the dog licensed/rabies shot & chipped. Send her an email/certified letter that relying on her email, you have now taken adverse possession of the dog.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my wife have her parents call the police and make me leave our home of six years.

I was told be the parish police department to leave my home walking with no where to go.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

Well it sounds like they already did it. You need a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If one parent has sole physical custody can they change kids last name without non custody parent knowing about it.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

No, name change requires consent of BOTH parents.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: What are common law marriage guidelines in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 20, 2020

There are no common law guidelines in Louisiana. Louisiana is the only civil law state in the U.S. Hence, there is NO common law marrige in Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I never paid my probation fines but no warrant was ever issued and the two years of probation would have ended a year

if the time is up can they still revoke me for not paying?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 19, 2020

Yes you can still be revoked and probation never ended because you did not complete the terms.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I got a contempt of court for failing to appear in 2014, which led to a bench warrant. Does this expire?

Does a misdemeanor bench warrant ever expire? It's been 6 years

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 18, 2020

No it does not expire. Hire a criminal attorney to get it recalled.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Will I be arrested and jailed for a child support warrant although I have paid for the past 18 months?

I learned from my case worker that I had a warrant from child support court. This is after he approved my driver's license reinstatement after seeing that I had been working and paying on arrears for 18 months which cut my arrears in half (from $13k to $6k owed at present). The license... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 18, 2020

Hire a child support lawyer.

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