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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: My dog was on her leash/rope my dog scratched a child that came in her area. Am I at fault?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2020

Unfortunately yes. Pet owners are absolutely liable for the injuries caused by their pets.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If I recently got a red light ticket, will it be shown on my insurance/driving record/lisence?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2020

Yes unless you get it expunged every moving violation will raise your car insurance premium for 5 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does Louisiana recognize guardianship or would I have to file for custody? Is going through DCFS the only way to...cont

Get Guardianship. I have been taking care of my siblings financially since I was 17 now I’m about to be deployed and I want to continue to take care of them financially By having the military send the money out of my pay but they said I need papers to show guardianship. I’m not trying to get... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2020

You need to talk to a custody lawyer so your siblings don't go to foster care.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Social Security for Louisiana on
Q: My husband states that he will not have to pay temporary spousal support because he gets Social Security Disability

It cant be taken out by law even though he has supported me for the last 10 years...Im applying for disability. Is this true

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

It can't be garnished but he can be ordered to pay you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can i drive a newly purchased vehicle with insurance, but without regurgitating it and not get a ticket?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2020

Regurgitating it? I dont think you are the car. I think you meant re-registering it. The old owner will notify DMV they don't own the car. Then it will not be registered and you can get a ticket for that.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: As a witness would a recorded over the phone deposition be void if never sworn in and only talked to lawyer
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2020

Louisiana is a one person Consent state so yes it's admisable but no it is not a deposition.

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: My grandson lives with me without paying rent. How do I remove him?

He has started stealing from me, emotionally abusing me, and often I fear for my safety. How do I remove him from the house?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2020

Have a locksmith change the locks when he is out of the house and put his belongings out on the curb. If he calls the cops, tell them he is stealing, may be on drugs and is 5threatening to your physical safety.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The state is still taking money for child support arrears that are already paid in full. They currently owe us $982.48.

We've called twice but basically get the run around. How do we tend to this because we need our money they owe us and we need them to stop taking payments from us.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2020

Hire a child support lawyer to terminate the garnishment.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My husband was arrested for drug charges which were no billed but while in Parish an old domestic battery charge came up

Am i required to show up for court for the charges to go thru? I was never told to and Im trying to run from hm and get away safely

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

If you received a subpoena, you must show up. Without you, the charge may be dismissed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I legally get and keep my daughter if mother allows me to see her?

There is no custody agreement. I haven’t seen my daughter in over a year but if I can convince my ex wife to let me get my daughter for a few hours what can my ex wife do legally if I don’t bring our daughter back to her?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2020

She can't do anything to you. You should file for custody while you have her.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: I’m on my 6month extension for 1st defense DUI. Because if COVID19 the extension expired without fines completely paid.

Can the judge extend a second time?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2020

You can ask for more time to pay.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Why would someone go through support enforcement if they are already receiving child support?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

Someone goes through Support 3enforcement because theybolare getting state aid

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If someone is receiving court ordered child support can they still go through the state for support enforcement?

Also the child is covered under medical insurance as stated by the court.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

Yes contact support enforcement in the district attorneys office.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I was written multiple tickets and was told I would be notified by mail. That was 4 months ago. I recieved nothing.
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

Call the Clerks Office and the Sheriff.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is 16 and has decided to move out of state to live with her father.

She went to visit a friend for a week but wanted to go see her father, which she hasn't seen in a year and a half due to him disowning her and among other things. She went through counseling for months cause of it last year. Well sue went they talked and everything seems ok so she decided to... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer and file for custody and child support here

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I set regulated visitation?

My boyfriend and I have a two year old son together. We recently moved from mississippI to louisiana and we split up so he moved back to mississippi. His whole family has covid-19 however he wants to come to take my son to live with them. I need legal advice asap on what to do.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

You need to hire a custody lawyer and file in LA immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: How to have Drivers License reinstated if court ordered to have IID installed but do not own a vehicle.

In 2017 I refused a chemical test in Louisiana (caddo Parish), in order to have my driver's license reinstated it is instructing me to have a IID installed. Currently I do not own a vehicle or have access to one. Copied below is OMV requirements:

YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE IS... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 23, 2020

First, what were you driving in 2017? If it was a car that you have sold or was totalled, then send proof of that to DMV with a cover letter that you no longer own the vehicle.

Second, if it was someone else's vehicle, then get a portable intoxilizer and send proof of that with a...
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3 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I need an attorney? My husband wants to adopt my son and the biological dad is willing to relinquish his rights.

The biological dad lives in California and hasn't had anything to do with my son for 9 years. My husband and I live in Louisiana. We don't know if there's anyway we can represent ourselves, or if we just have to have an attorney.

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

If you represent yourselves, you run the risk of botching a life changing event. You should hire an adoption lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Moving child out of state?

If there is no written custody agreement between the father and I what steps do I need to take to legally move out of state with the child given that the other parent is fine with it? He pays child support and we have never had an issue remaining civil when it came to moving within the state or... Read more »

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

Have your attorney prepare a Notice and Consent Judgment. Then start packing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can child support overrule what the judgement was in court

We have joint custody in which she owed 26,000 in back pay and the judge said that is to be used as credit to any child support she gets from me

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

Your question isn't clear. Back pay for what? Consult with a child support lawyer to review the facts.

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