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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Legal age in Louisiana to leave home without parents consent changing?

Yesterday a Louisiana Sheriffs deputy told me this law was changing in June 2020. This would change the law which currently allows a 17 year old to move away from home in Louisiana without their parents consent. This law would change the age to 18. I am trying to find this law online, but I cannot... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

That's because the deputy is wrong. There is no such law. Deputies don't have law degrees.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: We just found out my 14 year old step son is not my husbands child through DNA. How so we stop state child support

The mother is trying to move out of state. She revealed to the child in october that my husband was not his father. They found his father, they have met, we found all this out 3 days ago. Son is no longer speaking to my husband. Can we ask the state to stop child support?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to do a Disavowal and Motion to Terminate Child Support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Why would we both need to adopt if the child is already biologically hers? She is the birth mother

See previous question

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

It's an Intra-Family Adoption. Actually it's you who adopts but she joins you in the Petition that she consents. It can ONLY be done while you are married.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband has 2 fugitive charges CCRP 575 what does that mean and 2 charges

He also has ccrp 21 contempt of court what does that mean? Is these charges probational? Or can they be thrown out

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

He has 2 fugitive charges and 2 contempt charges. He needs to hire a criminal attorney and provide more details.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I obtain custody and what type of custody do I file for?

I am a women who has been with my wife for 14 yrs and married to her for 4yrs. We share a daughter who is biologically hers but I have been the primary parent since she was 8 months and she is now 15yrs old. We are divorcing and the daughter wants to reside with me. My wife is ok with it as I have... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer. Before you divorce, the two of you could adopt then do a Consent Judgment for custody as part of your divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: can I get my daughter back from her grandmother if there’s no custody agreement in place ?

I let her stay with her grandmother until I could get myself together and now I want to get her back and she also wants to come back with me . Could I just take her ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 9, 2020

Absolutely. Just pick her up from school. But have a lawyer waiting in the wings because grandmother will file for emergency custody. Make sure you have a job, home and can pass a drug test.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’ve been charged with a 14:56 is there a way to get it dismissed if the person who called the police drops the charge?

The owner of the establishment where I accidentally damaged the property said he was trying to tell the police to drop the charge but I was arrested anyway. If he tells the court he wants to drop the charge is it possible to get it dismissed? If not I live out of state and it would be difficult to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 9, 2020

HIRE AN ATTORNEY. Then you don't even have to come to court.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Why spouse knowingly file for divorce a week after he knew I filed? He’s avoiding service. Hoping I get served 1st?

I left an abusive marriage. He is the money maker and in control of all of the finances. I need that financial restraining order served. He’s an attorney. Does he know something that my attorney doesn’t?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 8, 2020

There is no advantage to filing first unless it is in 2 different parishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Whats the process when filing to seek custody or "Ex Parte" custody?

My birth mom is seeking custody of me again because she knows how poorly my adopted family treats me. They have been horrible to my mental health and have been all my life, even resulting in a few suicide attempts and a hospitalization. Whats the process for her seeking custody? Is there anything,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

You have already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: If I the victim of a protective order choose to contact the defendant will we be in violation
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

You already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: If the I'm the victim of the restraining and I contact the offender will the protective or be good anymore
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

Yes but be careful what you say and do so sparingly or it will be used against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was on my plane getting ready to take off to mimai from LA when suddenly my ticket was misplaced on the plane and i ge

I get thrown off the plane and then i was arrested i did kn what i was arrested for then threw resisting arrest on me and threw battery on me when i never touched anyone

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

Hire a criminal attorney Nd print your ticket online.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Consequences for running away at 15?

Living with my adopted parents has gotten unbearable. I have access to my real family because my adopted parents are related to my family but were never in close ties with them. I've talked to my birth mom and grandmother and they've said that if it gets too bad to come by them but i wanted to know... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

1) if you run away, you could end up a delinquent in Florida Parishes.

2) If your mother and grandmother think it is in your best interest to get you back, theynshould hire a custody lawyer.

3) You have some say, but not the only say about where you live.

4) If 1)-3) don't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on
Q: Someone gave us a dog 8 months ago cause she couldn’t take care of him.. now she’s trying to take him from us

Is it possible for her to just take the dog after basically just abandoning him ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 6, 2020

Get him licensed, chipped and shots in your name and build a fence

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Under an article 102 does the defendant have to file reconventional demand if a counter suit is filed?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 6, 2020

Not even close to enough information provided. Hire a domestic attorney and show her all the pkeadings.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is it a way to pay back child support without them taking your taxes
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 6, 2020

You can always pay it all off or get a payment plan from the State. But if you don't, they will take your refund.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: "The non-custodial parent has been submitted for a casualty claim interception. This could take months to resolve"

Does that mean the non-custodial parent has been awarded a settlement?

Both parents are addicts. To get this much information was mind numbing.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Not enough information provided. However personal injury settlements and disability can be intercepted for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If i share joint custody with my ex wife do i have to pay child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Joint custody has little effect on child support. Even shared custody can result in child support if there is a disparity in your incomes.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Intrafamily adoption reversal?

I am 15 and was taken in by my cousin when I was a baby and got my last name was changed at 4 years old. However, my cousin has been emotionally abusive all my life and has cause me severe mental health issues all my life. She has also been physically abusive but not as much as I got older. I have... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

An adoption is not reverseable. However your mother can file for Ex Parte Custody or Custody with a lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-wife has sole custody can she move to another state with the kids

I lost custody because I couldn't afford to contest the divorce.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

You have already asked that question. You will not be able to fight custody or relocation without a lawyer.

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