Questions Answered by Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Q: Louisiana law- how to stop a lawsuit from being dismissed?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a good lawyer to write well considered pleadings.

Q: I have soul custody of my 4 children. I want to let the oldest one who is 15 go live with his mother.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Attorney or mediator can do a Consent Judgment for you. You don't have to go to court. School Board will accept that.

Q: Can you explain to me what does Reto pay means for child support in the State of Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you ever fell behind, she can get that missed child support even after the kids have turned 18 and graduated from high school.

Q: In Louisiana does a lawyer get their fee before medical bills are paired ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If that's what the contract says, then yes. If that's not what the contract says, then no. If you don't have a contract, then get a new lawyer.

Q: If a 17y/o beats up a 14y/o could they get potential charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes the 17 year old can be charged as an adult with battery on a minor.

Q: How is child support calculated in this scenario?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes and your attorney can make sure your adjusted gross income is reduced by your preexisting support obligation for your first child.

Q: How do I file for divorce due to abandonment?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
There is no divorce on grounds of abandonment. 5he grounds available to you are:

6 months separation,

Physical abuse,

Adultery,

Conviction of a felony.

Your attorney can however file for spousal support.

Q: Do you know of any criminal lawyer that does pro bono?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Justia is not a referral service.

Q: the police lied on the report. i can prove it but have a public defender that wants me to just plead out.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a private attorney. If you were parked, then no reason to search and video, or lack thereof, will demonstrate that.

Q: I have a truck. Title,registration,bill of sale and insurance in my nane

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 26, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
First tell him to return your truck. Print the request then..go to the Sheriff and file a criminal charge of theft or simply go take it if you have a duplicate key. After you have it, get it rekeyed.

Q: Do doctors have authority to involuntarily treat you for suicidal ideations

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Matter of fact they are required to do so.

Q: I havent receive any child support since the 18th of december 2018. Is the shutdown affecting my child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support is state not federal. Contact your support enforcement worker.

Q: I got pulled and got a speeding ticket 4 months ago. I lost the ticket and completely forgotten about until now.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a traffic court attorney to get the attachment recalled and handle the traffic offense.

Q: Is there a difference between second degree battery and aggravated second degree battery ?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
2d degree battery exposure up to $2000 and/or 5 years

aggravated 2d degree battery exposure up to $10,000 and/or 15 years.

Both would necessitate a criminal attorney

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