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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Am I technically getting served if processor served my mom but it was for me? Do I have to show up for court?

A private processor went to my moms house and served her papers that were meant for me. I do not live with my mom. She lives in Louisiana and i stay in Houston. Does it still mean I got served even though I have knowledge of it?

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

No that is not service

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Back child support across states

Step FIL had his back child support dropped in Arizona 6 years ago. Can his ex file for the payments in Louisiana? Both kids are adults.

If so, can they touch the inheritance from his family or the account he shares with my MIL or is it just wage garnishment?

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

Don't know what a FIL or MIL is. Hire a child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Custodial and non- custodial switch yearly for claiming the child on the taxes can one still claim if they in arrears

per support agreement each parent can claim every other year, non-custodial is 20k in arrears

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

Your attorney can file for Contempt and to Modify the Tax Dependency benefit.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: how do I relocate with my child when I have joint custody with his father? He is joining the navy and is okay with it

from Louisiana to Missouri

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

You need an attorney or mediator to file a Consent Judgment to Relocation.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: A policeman ticketed me but didn't even approach the other person.The violation was improper use of a lane

There was a semi truck that appeared to be broke down in the right hand lane. I sat through 5-6 cycles of green lights. I knew it was illegal to make a right turn from the left lane and believed it was legal for traffic to use the break down lane to go around a broke down vehicle especially since... Read more »

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

Yes a traffic court attorney can help you fight this ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible for a lawyer to let a client know that they are going to get subpoena?

Also could that lawyer tell their client to inform someone else that they will be getting subpoena

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

Subpoenaes can be found on the Clerk of Court's website.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: outside agency counselor to see my son after an email stated to stop .

My son attends the school in our area. When asked verbally to stop services from an outside agency the school counselor stated she misunderstood. There was a conference call shortly after this incident stating again I did not want an outside counselor agency coming to the school to see my son. The... Read more »

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

Put it in a fax to the agency, school board & outside agency to cease.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Husband in jail for fraud, he withdrew cash from bank using fake id. Theres a hold on him from another LA town

How much time is he looking at, will the other town in LA extradite him, will Texas extradite from Louisiana? How much money would he have to withdraw to constitute different degrees of the charge? Does Louisiana plea bargain charges down to a lesser charge for first offense?

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

You don't provide enough information to answer your multiple questions. Consult with a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have sole custody. parents right to request visitation or to review the custody agreement. I don't understand
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 21, 2020

Your question is not clear. Consult with an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I lost my speeding violation and cant recall where I recieved the speeding violation. How do I find out before court?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 21, 2020

Call the Clerk of Court and ask for the traffic division. They can tell you your court date.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will i have to have a lawyer to get the fathers name and babies last name fixed on my childs birth certificate?

the state of louisiana made me put the name of my husband (whom i havent been with in 8 yrs) on my childs birth certificate when her biological father is another man

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

Yes. You need an attorney to do a divorce and either 3-Way Acknowledgement, if all parties agree, or a Filiation and Disavowal if they don't.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get Child support if father is in prison for sexually abusing the child
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

From whom are you going to get child support? He has no income and his child support is suspended while he is incarcerated. So unless he gets an inheritance or wins the lottery while in prison, you won't be eligible for child support until he gets out

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: My brother uses my name when cops inquire who he is

My brother has a bench warrant. He got a ticket for an argument him and his girlfriend got into. My brother did not go to his court date. He was arrested once for drug paraphernalia. He does not know my social or my drivers license number. He just gives them my name and DOB and address assuming... Read more »

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

You cannot prevent him from being an asshole. Cut off ties with him and GET OFF SOCIAL MEDIA. Privacy settings are not worth crap.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can i finally get my home

As a child I bought a house from my sister with money that my dead father had left me in cds at a bank, it was taken by

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

You didn't finish your question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: do we have to pay child support if both parents agree that child support is not needed

we are not together and are able to coparent very well together still. we have both decided that whatever the children need we will get together and split everything. will the state still make one of us pay child support if we both agree that that is not needed.

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

Your attorney or mediator, if you agree on everything, needs to draft a Consent Judgment regarding custody and child support. However, child support can always change under one of the following circumstances:

1) one parent accepts state or federal aid, like medicaid,

2) the child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: I got a divorce but I put the wrong last name for her what do I do
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

Your attorney needs to file a Supplemental Petition.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Ocs or dcfs was called on my family for domestic violence what could happen.

Can kids be taken away?

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

Yes your children can go to foster care. Hire a juvenile court lawyer and follow your case plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about filing for visitation if I'm not on the birth certificate?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

Hire an attorney to file a Petition for Filiation and Joint Cuatody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get in trouble for sending 2 explicit pictures to an older woman I used to be involved with?

We were in the middle of having conversation about meeting up again and she asked me to be her date to a wedding when I sent the pictures. (The pictures were of myself) She sent one text the next day telling me to have a good morning and a great day. 2 hours later her daughter calls me saying she... Read more »

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

Call a criminal attorney. They will charge you with revenge porn felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What's the worst to happen to a 17 year old boy for fighting a female

My brother has gotten into a fight with a female at his job she "clocked him out" he went to the computer to ask why she did it he tried to restrain her but when he walked away she ran up behind him and hit him in the back of his head that resulted in a fight and now she's pressing charges

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

He can be charged with battery as a juvenile. He needs a juvenile criminal attorney.

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