Asked in Family Law for Louisiana

Q: Can I appeal on a family case and if so how?

Judge ruled that Dad can claim child every year bc he pays over 51% and is current. Tried to explain that the only reason he is paying over the 51% is bc the last time Chris took me for a decrease in child support I am paying close to 1000$ for child care & when asked how many days out the week does he get him he said no judge said the financial burned all lies on the mother but the judge who ruled on claiming child literally didn't care and wouldn't listen. Chris doesn't mis work when Caleb is sick, never has to find a sitter, bowls 4x a week, was able to meet someone and marry. I lost my apartment bc I finacially couldn't pay all bills and child care even with child support, I work all the time and if I'm not working I have my son I don't have the luxury of having a moment to myself bc I can't afford it and I don't understand how none of that matters. How is it that you can make a ruling under TWO conditions and not listen to any other parts?

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1 Lawyer Answer

Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Answered
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You can appeal on custody/child support cases if your attorney files a notice of intent to appeal w/in 30 days.

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