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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How long does someone have to be resident before being able to set up custody agreement.

My children were recently moved from one state to another and I want to establish a new custody order in their new state.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

You should seek the permission of the Court BEFORE you move.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: I plead 894 but the dmv has me down for the wrong conviction how do i get out of sr22

After my hardship was done they gave me my liscence but to them it shows i have a adult dui first offense when my sentence was reduced to a underage dui now i get a letter in the mail that i need sr22 insurance

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

Get a certified copy of the final disposition. Copy for yourself. Who sent you a letter saying you need SR22 insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: If I pay a speeding ticket before the court date will it still go on my driver record?

A officer had told me, I'm just curious to know for sure.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

Yes it will be reported as a guilty plea for your insurance company to see.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have an open case with DCFS and I have asked multiple times why my kids were taken and why I wasn’t offered family se

Case worker and supervisor can’t answer my questions about why my kids were taken and I wasn’t offered family services

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 18, 2021

Hire a juvenile court lawyer with at least 10 years of experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can you be charged with simple assault by being recorded threatening someone who threatened you first

But they weren't recording themselves but you now my wife told me she would shoot me while I'm sleeping because she was trying to get me to put my hands on her so I can get arrested and go to jail but I told her I have a gun too and I'll shoot you in the face which we say stuff like... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 18, 2021

It's your word against hers that you started it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter's dad is deceased and he is not on her birth certificate. Can my husband adopt her?

Her father is deceased. My husband has been in her life since she was 2. She also receives survivors benefits from her deceased father. How would me and my husband go about adoption? Would my daughter lose her survivors benefits from her deceased father?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2021

An adoption attorney can do an intrafamily adoption and she won't lose her benefits.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Open DCFS caseworker can’t tell me why my kids was taken what can I do?

I have a open DCFS case and I went to the clerks office to get my documents cause I have some questions still left unanswered. And my lawyer isn’t helping me with anything I can’t afford an attorney. There has been a lot of unprofessional foul play involved with this case

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2021

"My lawyer isn't helping me with anything. I can't afford an attorney."

This makes no sense.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My sons biological father is in his life, but my ex boyfriend signed birth certificate. Can I have my ex removed.

My son is 19 months old. Long story short my ex boyfriend, who is NOT, his biological father wants to sue me for custody. But he hasn’t spoken to us in 6 months. My son’s biological father is present and helping me support and coparent my son. The signing of the birth certificate was a mistake... Read more »

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

Your attorney can file to Disavow your ex and at the same time file for Paternity by the biological father.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get my ex boyfriend, who is not the biological father, removed from the birth certificate?

My son is 19 months old. Long story short my ex boyfriend (we shall call him A) of a year signed the birth certificate, but we split up 6 months ago and since then he hasn’t called or checked in on my son. The biological father (We will call him C) is, and always has been, in my sons life. We... Read more »

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

Yes your attorney can file a Petition to Disavow your ex and at the same time the biological father can file a Petition for Filiation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: what state SHOULD I SEARCH FOR a divorce and bankruptcy lawyer, if i have property in MISSOURI AND TEXAS?

I LIVE IN LOUISIANA, MY SOON TO BE EX WIFE LIVES TEXAS AND SOMETIMES IN MISSOURI. WE HAVE PROPERTY IN BOTH STATES . ALSO, I WAS NEEDING TO KNOW WHICH ISSUE NEEDS TO BE HANDLED FIRST ? I NEED TO FIND A LAWYER WHO HANDLLES BANKRUPTCY, COMMUNITY PROPERTY AND DIVORCE OVER MULTIPLE STATES. HOW... Read more »

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

Can't tell from your post in which you mention 3 states, but you have property in "both" states. But if you own property in LA, then file there. If no property in LA, then file in TX.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Who do I contact for help in a reduction in Lake Charles Louisiana? It's an arrears only not an ongoing case.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2021

Google child support lawyer in that parish and look for someone with 10 years of experience.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Can you go to jail for dropping charges against someone

My daughter’s biological father ask me to drop charges so he could get custody of his other kids

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

If you fill out a drop charge form you should be OK. If at any time you say you were not telling the truth, then you have committed a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Ex filed for full custody after i have been the primary caregiver even when we have lived in separate homes.

he lives with his grandmother rent free and she is 87 years old, doing all parenting duties even though it is stipulated for me to if he cant

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

You need a custody lawyer to build your case.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Government Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: What are the possible outcomes if i was to go to court and are there any alternatives to going to court?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2021

Can't tell from your post, what your case is about.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of Louisiana what is the maximum they can garnish my SSI benefits for child support arrears

I am $16,800 in arrears on my child support but last year was found to be disabled and now receive Supplemental Social security benefits and it's my only source of income. How much if any can be garnished for my child support obligation? I receive a total of $794

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

25% can be garnished.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: IF MARRIED MAN HAS CHILD WITH MISTRESS BUT STAYS WITH HIS WIFE, CAN THE MOTHER OF THE CHILD NOT ALLOW CHILD AROUND WIFE?

The mother of the child will ONLY allow the father to hang out with her and the child. She wants the visits at her home. she wants dinners and hours of fun activities with just the 3 of them. She won't let him pick up the child or do anything with her not being there bc she wants to make... Read more »

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

You have already asked this question.

However the answer remains the same. If the mother is imposing unreasonable conditions on your visitation, then hire a custody lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone lawfully shoot my non-aggressive dog if he's in the street in front of my house?

I live in Louisiana. A man was walking down the street in front of my house and my dog ran into the street where he was. He's not aggressive at all. He's a small/midsized dog and he's very friendly. He just wants people to pet him. The guy shot my dog in the face at point blank range... Read more »

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

Call Animal Protection and press animal cruelty charges. Then contact the Justice of the Peace and file suit against the gun toting psycho. Then build a fence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Right to Counsel? What dose that actually mean in criminal court. If appointed an attorney, what are responsibilities

Of the IDB ,

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

Responsibilities of IDB attorney is same as private attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I drop charges against my brother for unauthorized use of a moveable in the syate of louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 7, 2021

Yes. Call the district attorney and request a drop charge form.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I just got a tpo on my ex. What happens if he doesn't get served and still harasses

I'm in Louisiana, he's in Georgia.

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

You can get a private process server.

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