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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Am I allowed to ask for transcripts from custody hearings that for unknown reasons have not been allowed in?

Not being allowed in these hearings has caused miscommunication.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 6, 2022

Sounds like this was a Juvenile Court proceeding. To get the transcript, your attorney will have to file an Intervention on your behalf.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: husband (now legal ex) left as a result of being called out on drug use and still has not collected his personal stuff

I am going to be moving, hopefully in the next 30 days or so, and his things are still here after continued attempts to have him collect – I have multiple messages that are ignored, some that are saying he will come soon, some saying he doesn’t want any of it. I mentioned to him that at some... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 6, 2022

Put all of his belongings in a storage unit in his name. Pay for one month of storage. Mail him the key and storage contract by certified mail and keep a copy. This should protect you from damages for wasting his property.

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: First time offender convicted of domestic abuse/child endangerment felony

Took diversion program made two payments haven't for the next three months due to losing my job an being convicted made it hard to get one now I failed the program for not making a payment but was bless to have a family offer to pay it out for me how do I get back in an if not can I still pay... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 6, 2022

Get a job, get caught up on payments & hire a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I voluntarily filed to place myself on child support will the court determine my payments based off prior payments?

About 2 1/2 years ago - I started making bi-weekly payments to the custodial parent which was agreed on at a reasonable amount. Over the past year the custodial parent has been threatening to stop me from seeing my daughter due to her wanting an increase, which I agreed due to obvious reasons. The... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 4, 2022

Your visitation should not be related to child support. Hire a family law attorney to file for a custody schedule and calculate child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Mygirl has had her nonbiological son since 3months old he's over 3yrs now the biological mom came with cops and took
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 2, 2022

She needs to hire a custody or adoption lawyer AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about filing contempt of court against my ex wife?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 6, 2022

Hire an attorney to draft it for you. If you file a frivolous motion, you could be sanctioned.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I need to make out a will, chance my power of attorney and make a living will. Please advise which lawyer and retainer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 6, 2022

Google succession attorney in your parish or neighboring parish and choose someone with at least 10 years experience.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my current husband claim my daughter on our taxes?

I have two children, I am domicile, My ex-husband claims one child, and I claimes the other. That’s how it has been for three years. This year I am without work, as my current husband works so that I may stay home with the children. My ex-husband is threatening court as he believes that he is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes your second husband can claim the dependency on your joint tax return.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My son is 16 years old he wants to move out of his parents house to live with his aunt. Can he move out.

Can he move out without our permission

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

No he is a child. He is not an adult until age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Child welfare is trying to make me take a drug screen because I passed out and an ambulance was called to my home

And the hospital called the state and the social worker was very rude and pushy. She said if i don't go take this screen without a court order they will take my children from me. All because I passed out

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

If you are not going to pass a drug test, don't take one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Is it lawful for plaintiff in DV - TRO to change locks on doors and storage where key was not provided?

The defendant listed in restraining order is also the owner of the company which owns the home.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes the DV victim can get exclusive use of separate property or community property. Hire a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do i find our who has custody of my granddaughter?

DCFS was called in when the child was born Because the mother used drugs during her pregnancy and the child was born premature. The father is saying he has a 100% custody but I don't think that's true.The parents were never married.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Consult an attorney to file for visitation for you

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can a police i.d. in Louisiana? If they aren't issuing me a ticket or actually arresting me do I even have to talk?

I get pulled over and police start with all their questions...id, where are you going, why, who bla bla....if they dont immediately state why they pulled me over and ask for id insurance registration...do i have to id? what are my passengers required to do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes you must present ID.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Public Benefits for Louisiana on
Q: Does this include a public sidewalk after leaving the vicinity of the before mentioned property?

Did not enter nor try to enter private owned business after being told not to. Stepped out of vicinity of said building (bar) unto public sidewalk and was told to exit (public sidewalk).

Was then told said person was in violation of remainder after forbidden. When person asked what that... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

No it does not. Hire a criminal lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Would I have any luck getting full custody on grounds that mother is failing to protect a child from mental abuse?

Childs mother and boyfriend have a very physical and rocky relationship and are constantly fighting and breaking up only to get right back together. Recently I had to get a restraining order against the boyfriend for my child (she is 7) and myself basically because mother called me middle of night... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Keep a calendar of calls and incidents

Take your child to a counselor to disclose her version and fear. Hire private eye to do a background check on the boyfriend. Hire a lawyer to file for emergency custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Would a rubber tube coiled up blocking airway serve burden of proof under "The Thing Speaks For Itself'?

Do I still need an expert opinion when it is proven a rubber tube was left in my Mothers throat, Obviously by nursing home who has no record of procedure, obviously to hide the truth, momma's facial expression of eyes and mouth open is text book suffocation/asphyxiation. Has burden of proof... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes you ALWAYS need an expert in med mal and you need a pulmonologist

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to provide my past medical information, prescriptions, diagnosis, etc with my ex if she asks thru the court?

Does she have a legal right to see my personal information? I am ok with a judge reviewing it. I just want to protect my privacy.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Your attorney can ask that your medical records be inspected in camera.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: We were arrested, someone needs to take domicile temporarily = the grandmother. Now she wont give it back! What to do?

Let’s say i we temporarily give it to my mom. Now after 3 months all charges were dropped. Also I live with them and her untill 2 weeks ago. So the problem is my mother is trying to use the temporary domiciled custody against me to get her name off and my kids back. What do I have to do. My kids... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 27, 2022

You need to hire a custody lawyer to review that temporary custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in arrears in Louisiana, will they work out a payment plan to stop garnishment?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

The stage will work out a payment plan for arrears, but they will not stop garnishment

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I as his mother talk with the court appointed lawyer on his case.

His dad didn't press charges , should I get him involved? They are on speaking terms and have since reconciled.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 19, 2022

You don't give enough information to answer your question.

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