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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: The mother of my child moved my son out of town without my knowledge and we have joint custody..still pay child support

I never knew she moved him out of state until i was able to pick him so I had my mother to call her because we don’t get alone so she stated to my mother that I knew that she moved but that’s a total lie because I never signed any papers with us having joint custody..what should I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

You should hire a custody attorney to get your son back BEFORE HE'S BEEN GONE SIX MONTHS.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: In Louisiana, what rights does a man have that's not the biological father if he is listed on the birth certificate?

My daughter listed the man she thought was the father of her child on the birth certificate. They never married. As it turns out he is not the biological father. He is now threatening to take her to court to get custody because he doesn't approve of the new boyfriend. Can she remove his name from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

She needs an attorney to file a Disavowal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: What is the fine for parking in a boifide handicap spot in louisiana illegally....in an apt complex

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Call the Sheriff's Office.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Are there any guidelines in louisiana about how child support is to be used?

I've been paying child support to my ex this year for our 3 yr old daughter. My ex has a job where he maxed out what he will be able to make something like 17 an hr, because of a lack of education, no g.e.d etc. Before the child support he was constantly complaining of not being able to afford this... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Sounds like he may have won the lottery or have a partner making good money.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: I was awarded full custody of my son on 8/9 & child support stopped, but my ex cashed a prior check dated 8/15.

I gave my son’s mother two checks, one dated 8/1 and one dated 8/15. I got my son for my usual time with him on 7/24, and due to his mother getting evicted and tons of other legal issues, I filed and received emergency custody of him on 8/9. She still cashed the check dated 8/15 even though it... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

You can now seek child support from her and repayment of that check.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: How long does interim spousal support last?

Never finalized divorce after 2 years reconciled with husband what happens?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Interim spousal support lasts six months after the date of final divorce if periodic spousal support is pending.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Louisiana Pre-trial Diversion help

Where can I find the U. S. and the state of Louisiana's requirements and protocol for the Pre-trial diversion program. Specifically the duration and monetary amounts for possession of schedule ll methamphetamine. Or could you tell me.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Pre trial Diversion is run independently by each parish district attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Do all pre-trial intervention programs in Louisiana have their own set of rules or is there a uniformity to it.

I am looking more specifically at cost of enrollment in the program for a charge of possession of cds methamphetamine and indigency.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Pretrial intervention, i.e. diversion programs, are run by each parish's district attorney and varies parish to parish.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Who do I need to talk to about getting a bail reduction for my grandson who is in jail 17 years old.

He has a public defender lawyer who don't seem very interested in his case.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Public defenders do the best they can with the workload and budgt they have. If you want more personal service, hire a juvenile court criminal attorney.

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Q: Non-custodial parent has been lying to the state and DCFS about his income since 2002 to avoid child support payments.

I’ve been receiving child support for my son since 2002. Recently I found out that my ex has been lying about income for the last 17 years. His child support payments is based off $4,000 a month. He is making at least $250,000 a year, maybe more. He owns 8 companies that I also recently... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Call your case worker and give them the information you have discovered. You may want to hire a forensic accountant to build your case for you

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Is it a crime to convince an autistic and mentally challenged adult to give you their money?

A woman(33) who was an assistant manager at my son’s(21) place of employment has been convincing him to give her all of his money. He has autism, is mentally deficient and doesn’t know better. If this is a crime can you tell me which LRS it falls under?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Call the Sheriff or District Attorney if the sheriff doesn't want to help you. LRS 14:93.4

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

Q: How do I take my daughter's dad back to child support court?

I made a deal for 400 but now I'm not working at the moment. He doesn't see my child due to her coming home with handprint marks on her. I have an open CPS case right now and we go to custody court Aug 27th. He doesn't ask about her and like I said I won't allow him to see her after that. I found... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 13, 2019

Call the DA's office and open a child support case

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: I havent seen the child in 6 years never paid a dime for him didnt sign proper forms when he was born been denied dna.

Since child was born i have been denying paternity. Mother of the child was arrested on drug charges child has resided with maternal grandmother most of his life what can i do about my child support

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 13, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer to file a disavowal.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: My wife wants a divorce. She has moved back home to PA. No contact in 2 months. Can I file for abandonment now?

She basically packed her bags one day took what she wanted out of our apartment and left within a matter of a week.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2019

You could have filed before she left. There is no abandonment in LA. Hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: Do Standard Custody papers in Louisiana state you can't live with your significant other without being married?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2019

Now that half of all children are born out of wedlock, I don't know of any judges that will disturb custody for living with a new partner UNLESS:

1) there is a specific stipulation precluding it,

2) the relationship is less than 6 mos old or is not exclusive.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: Do I have to change my last name back to my maiden name after the judgement of divorce?

I filed the Petition for Divorce 103(1), paid all fees, and everything to make the make process fast. In the Petition I requested to keep my married name, but in the Judgment I put I wanted to keep my maiden name cause that’s what he wanted. That’s the only reason I put that! Now my ex husband... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2019

Your ex is blowing smoke.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: Divorce granted Feb 2017. Can my ex husband file fraud charges for me not changing my name back to my maiden name?

Divorce was done in the 14 JDC

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2019

You can keep his name for the rest of your life and he can do nothing about it.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: Do you have to file an answer to a divorce petition in Louisiana?

If so how many days from being served do you have to file?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2019

15 days instate & 30 days out-of-state

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: How do you report criminal abandonment of a terminal cancer patient?

Lots of details

Don’t know what is relevant

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 11, 2019

Call the Sheriff.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on

Q: My son has been in jail since June 6. He hasn't been arrainged yet. How long can he be held before seeing the judge?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 11, 2019

His criminal attorney can bring this to a head more quiclly.

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