Questions Answered by Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Q: Is a storage unit considered an inhabited dwelling?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No a storage unit and a garage are not inhabited dwellings.

Q: my husband and I have been separated for a week. How long do we have to wait to be divorced? We do not have any children

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your divorce lawyer can file now and it will be final in 25 weeks

Q: To get divorced in Louisiana with a child you have to live separate for 1 year. What proof is required of residencies?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 5, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No proof is required unless one party disputes the date of separation in which case: driver's license, car registration, voter registration card, utility bills, lease, Act of Sale would all be sufficient.

Q: Louisiana, fate of arrest for prior dwindling or date of conviction ? How is ten years determined.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Ten years from the date the earlier probation was completed.

Clearly they were checking for under the influence of drugs.

Hire a criminal attorney.

Q: In Ascension Parish, I had a child with a man that was divorced with 3 children. How is my sons child support calculated

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support is based on both your gross incomes. His is calculated AFTER his child support obligation for other 3 kids.

Q: If he has no visitation rights what else would need to be done to relocate the children ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to meet the requirements for relocation.

Q: Non Custodial parent withdrew his visitation rights it is now court ordered what does that mean ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No he can't come to the school.

No you cannot relocate the children.

Yes you need a lawyer.

Q: How how does a hearing officer have to render it's recommends to the courts and parties?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
By email or in writing. You have a short deadline to file an Objection.

Q: Husband & i have no children. The home is a rental in my name but he will not. Legally does he have to? Not willing to

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your question is incomplete. If the lease is in your name, you can ask the landlord to evict him or change the locks.

Q: I have a CCRP art 575 fugitive warrant on my name. Could that be from reporting to late to see my probation officer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call your criminal defense attorney who will need more information.

Q: Can I adopt my niece who is the age of 35 years old ?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes if she wants to be adopted hire an adoption attorney.

Q: Ex MIL filed for visitation saying we refuse ~ when she has not called them n 16mth. Can we fight it? Accusations r lies

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a custody lawyer immediately. Your attorney has 15 days to answer after you have been served. More information is needed to answer the question, like is the mother alive or in the military or in jail or hospitalized?

Q: I made a child that I did not want from a mother that I was never with outside the obvious. How can I surrender rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your rights can't be terminated unless her husband wants to adopt. If you want to co-parent, you can hire an attorney to seek joint custody

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