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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and 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?
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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.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: What steps to take for my husband to adopt my daughter? Her father isn't on the birth certificate nor part of life.

He is on child support but is over $11,000 behind. Also 2 years ago he wanted to sign over rights so he will most likely gladly sign them over so he doesn't have to pay.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 4, 2020

Hire an adoption lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: AM I entitled to profits from my husband company he started with money from a settlement he received after we married?

My husband received money while we were married from a personal injury lawsuit he had before we were married. He started a trucking company and titled everything under his name. I was told that since he started the company using personal injury money I was not entitled to anything because he used... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

Personal injury pain and suffering and lost wages money from an accident before you were married is his separate property, and anything he buys with it is his separate property. Hire a community property lawyer immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband recently got joint custody with him being the domicile parent, how does he go about ending thechild support?
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

As the domiciliary parent, you owe him. You have a very short period to object to this. Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm paying child support for 2 kids to the Mother and her sister. Is that even legal

Was paying child sup. Mother went to jail sister had my kids gave her her own case number now I'm paying to both of them

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

Oh hell no. Hire a child support lawyer to terminate child support to mother or together custody of your kids and terminate child support to both.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get my spouse mandatory counseling (anger, abuse (verbal/mental or physical), or any other form)?

Under no circumstances will my spouse attend any form of counseling unless it is mandated. I am married and reside in Louisiana, due to our faith, divorce is not an option; however, the verbal/mental & occasional physical abuse is a major issue & follows the same pattern (we discuss it... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 1, 2020

If he commits a battery, you can can call the Sheriff's office and file a criminal complaint. Counseling will probably then be mandated.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son spent the night his 16 year old friends house and his friends parents didn’t know. Is there any law against this?

The 16 year old is a resident at the house and allowed my son into the the house. The parents claim they can pursue legal action because they own the house and did not know he was there. If the 16 year old let my son in without their consent was he legally allowed to be there sense the 16 year old... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2020

Parents are blowing smoke IF your child is not 18 or older.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: I got a speeding ticket going 55 in a 45. I was told that if I pay before the summons date it would not go on my record

If it doesn’t go on my record does that mean it won’t raise my insurance rates?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2020

It will still go on your record and raise your insurance rates.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: My husband signed a roof contract and is now unemployed due to Covid-19.

The company would not provide a quote and contacted the insurance company directly to receive our information about our claim. I did not sign the contract and do not agree to the terms. They will charge $3500 to cancel the contract. He is unemployed due to Covid and is now unable to fulfill this... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2020

If you and your husband did not sign the contract, then it's not your problem. You don't explain how the insurance company is involved.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hi so next year me in august me and my boyfriend wanna try and have a kid. He’s gonna be 18 and I 16. Illegal or no?

My birthday is June 2,2005 and his is April 9,2003 and I live in Louisiana but he lives in Texas. I don’t know if this helps or makes a difference but just incase it does.

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

That is the worst plan I have heard in a long time. Try finishing high school and getting a job or taking college courses. He can also be arrested for a misdemeanor for having sex with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Problem with neighbors nuisance dogs and local law enforcement won't help.

This has been going on for 2 years. They bark incessantly day and night. I can't enjoy being outside during the day and I can't sleep at night without earplugs, headphones and a fan, and usually that isn't enough. I've kept recording of the barking, of when I call the police... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2020

You can file suit with your justice of the peace and call animal control.

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: how do i ask the court A stay of proceedings until i have found an attorney ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

You file a Motion to Continue

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My in laws have sole custody of our daughter, is there a way to get our child back
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

There may be. You need to consult with a custody lawyer and provide more details.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 14 year old in the state of Louisiana decide which parent they want to live with

My fourteen-year-old son lives with his grandmother which is the father's mother and has lived there since birth and now at 14 wants to live with me the mother and the father stepped in and said no which I don't see how does he have the right to say no that my son can't live with me... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer. A 14 year old has some say, but not the only say in where he lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child father has over 5k in back child support

Thanks I have this question answered.

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

You can hire a private attorney if you close your state case.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is 17 and Moved out

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

The Sheriff will not make a 17 year old go home.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my boyfriend adopt my son though we are unmarried? The biological father has not been in contact for four years.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2020

No. Your boyfriend can only adopt your son once you are married.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get custody of my niece when shes born or maybe even before hand?

My sister is due to give birth in 3 weeks and has been doing illegal substances the entire pregnancy and has been violent to others and self harmed and is homeless and has another child less than 2 years old in the states care i cant have children of my own and i am the only family member with the... Read more »

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2020

Your lawyer can file a Petition for Ex Parte Custody on the date of the child's birth and serve her in the hospital before she is discharged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: A 19 year old guy out of state is messaging my minor daughter for nudes, can I press charges?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2020

Tes if your daughter is under 17. Additionally, you need to talk to your daughter about something called revenge porn

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