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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Louisiana on

Q: How can I apply to take curatorship away from the one currently in place?

She is a distant relative and before the hearing the judge had already made his decision based on the lies they told about the son and daughter. She has fought the daughter who is undercurator about everything per her lawyer. If family wants anything including photos we are told we have to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 21, 2019

Another relative needs to hire a family law attornry to file a Petition to change the curator and for an accounting.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on

Q: If I been taking Care of a Neighbors dog for months can I get ownership of the dog?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2019

No it's like borrowing someone's car

It doesn't make it yours.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: My question has to do with overnight guest Clause in my divorce papers

My 11-year-old son and myself were locked out of my complex due to gate jamming. We were invited to stay the night with a married couple whose son goes to school with my son. At the time it seem like an easy fix to the situation since I could not get inside my complex, It was only later that I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2019

You are fine. This is an easily explainable exception. Can you get a copy of the receipt.for the technician repairing the gare?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Louisiana on

Q: What does Electronic communications consist of? Does it cover basic phone conversation that is threatening?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2019

Phone, text, Facebook messenger, Skype, instagram... any social media.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Health Care Law for Louisiana on

Q: My ex who moved to another state has informed our children's therapist he doesn't want them treated. can she treat?

The children have an established relationship with her for the past year. She has been very open with him regarding their treatment and has documentation of hours of phone conversations with him.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 19, 2019

Depends what your custody judgment says. Consult with a custody attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: What is the possibility of a oral sexual battery going to trial if the accuser never makes a statement after 1yr 6 mths

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 18, 2019

That's just a small part of a defense. It does not affect whether this goes to trial. You need a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: My 15 yo is charged with aggravated flight & headlights required. What kind of time could he be facing for 1st offense?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 18, 2019

That's a felony punishable by 2 yrs. Your child needs a criminal attorney who is experienced in juvenile court.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: I’m 17. Can I go out without a parents permission? I don’t want to move out. I just want to be able to see my friends

My mother keeps me inside most of the time. Sometimes I don’t go outside for days simply because my mom said so. I just want to be able to feel freedom or relaxed without being a prisoner in my own home

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

You can go outside for fresh air, to garden, to take photographs, feed the birds, to read a book, wash the car, or to exercise any time you like. However you may not leave the premises without your mother's permission, except for school or a medical emergency, until you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: I live in the state of Louisiana. Can I go out without parents permission at 17

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

No, you are a minor. Wait until you are 18. Then you can move out.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: Can I open a custody case in a different parish?

My sons paternal grandmother has custody of my son and has had custody of him for the past 2 years. The case is being seen in the parish I reside in, but my son resides with his grandmother in a different parish, and he has lived there for 2 years. My sons grandmother knows alot of people in the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

It depends on whether this case is in juvenile or family court. Consult with a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: Is it common practice for a judge to appoint the opposing lawyer as the home inspector of my home in a custody case?

I'm going through a custody case and the judge appointed my sons grandmothers attorney to come to my house for an inspection. Is this common practice in law for a judge to do this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

No and you should hire a licensed social worker to do an inspection and take photos.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: If an officer claims he/she pulled you over because he/she could not read the temp tag. It was clearly readable.

Officer claim reason for the stop was he could not read the temp tag. Looking at the temp tag it was clearly readable. Even with bad eyesight I can read the temp tag from 50 feet away. Caught a possession charge

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

Take a picture and hire a criminal attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on

Q: How much does it cost to adopt 3 children already in my custody? They have been with me since October 2018.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

Attorneys can not solicit business or quote prices on Justia. Any who do, DON'T HIRE THEM. That said, call an adoption attorney for her price.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on

Q: Can I reopen a case of my father's accidental death that my sister took place in and never included her other siblings?

She settled the case and brought us a check for $125 and said that's what the lawyer said we come out with, but we never once met up and talked with him for anything. Now my sister is living (Like The President) comfortably, with no explanation on how she's gotten all this money... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

I have no idea how long ago your father died, how long ago you got the check, in which parish the claim/suit occurred, whether it was fraudulently asserted there were no other heirs. You need to hire a civil attorney, answer many questions, for which you haven't supplied information, find out if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on

Q: Can I change my nephews last name? I have full sole custody. Mother on drugs has nothing to do with him father unknown.

I have had him scene the day he was born. The hospital un banded the baby and her and re banded the baby and me . She was in jail when she gave birth.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 15, 2019

No. To change his name you need to adopt him.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Does child support reduce when you have another child?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Subsequent children do NOT reduce child support for previous children.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: How to sign temporary custody/guardianship to grandparent in another state due to sons medical issues?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Both son and child's mother need to execute Consent Judgment of custody to grandparents. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: If my 18 year old is not a full time high school student do I still have to pay child support? She will be 18 this dec.

And just be waiting for graduation. Does child support continue? She also has a part time job. I know the law says she has to be a full time student- is this correct???

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

If she is still enrolled in a secondary school program and not yet 19, you still have to pay child support until she graduates or turns 19 whichever comes first.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: After leaving a resturant with 15 year old daughter & 6 yr old son. I became suddenly ill to the point I was incapable

Of driving. I allowed my 15 year old daughter to drive since we were only 2 -3 miles from our destination. She went off the road after taking a curve too fast. Totaled the vehicle and 6 yr old had a mild concussion. I was citrated with a ticket for allowing an unlicensed person to drive and She was... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Don't understand why you wouldn't have called 911 if you were too I'll to drive a few blocks. That said you now need a traffic court attorney for both of you. You may also be getting a call from DCFS.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on

Q: Hey if my dog was hit and killed by a company car speeding through a residential area failed to stop at stop sign? W2D

What to do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2019

File suit in justice of the peace court. They have forms for you.

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