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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My sons (bio father) is not on the birth certificate. I was raped at a party and never told him. Husband wants to adopt

My husband has been in his life since he was 6 months old. My son only knows him as his dad and I don’t know if this would be adoption or a VAOP. My son is now 2 almost 3 and we want his name from his birth name (my pre married name) to our name.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 23, 2022

Hire an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does custodial parent have any financial obligations upon signing provisional custody by mandate
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2022

Custody by mandate is only one year long and does not abdicate the financial responsibility to support a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: can i get out of state officials if my children's grandparents (fathers side, grandfather) is very well known across LA

His parents are suing me for custody. I had a drug problem. I no longer do, but he Has been a state trooper (just recently retired) for I believe about 40 years. He knows every judge, DA, everyone, all across the state. What are my options?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 16, 2022

If you and the children live in Louisiana, then the case stays in Louisiana. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can the father of my child deny me visitation if it was court ordered?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 15, 2022

No. Your lawyer can file for contempt on your behalf.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone adopt a child without the biological mothers consent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 13, 2022

Yes if her rights are terminated. You need an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: If one party check into a mental health clinic, will that affect custody?

If one parent is admitted to the hospital due to mental health/anxiety needs, will that have a negative affect on said parent? Will they appear unfit?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 11, 2022

Admission to treatment facility for mental health issue can be used by other parent to change custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: We have custody of one sister here in Louisiana. The other sister lives with mom in Texas, but has been here with us for

Holidays. Now mom tested positive for drugs, CPS removed sister and other child. Mother was given choice if where they went. To an aunt, not the father with other sister. What recourse do we have to get custody if sister.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 9, 2022

Father needs to hire custody lawyer to get custody of both his kids.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I'm from houma, la. Moved me and 2 of my children here due to domestic violence and losing everything from hurricane Ida

I have custodial custody of all my children. Am I allowed to open a custody case here. Or do I have to go back south

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 6, 2022

A custody lawyer can file for relocation for you.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I'm from houma, la. Moved me and 2 of my children here due to domestic violence and losing everything from hurricane Ida

I have custodial custody of all my children. Am I allowed to open a custody case here. Or do I have to go back south

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can husband take kids and car from me and move out and then say I can’t have the kids until I have a car?

Husband has taken the kids and car and now living at his moms. This leaves me and the oldest son who is not biologically his but has been raising since 2, he is now 9, with no vehicle. He said he won’t let me see the kids until I get a car. He makes more money than I do and we have always shared... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 4, 2022

Find a cheaper place to live and leave. Hire a divorce lawyer and get a car.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the mother of my child take my son out of a house where we all living at
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 2, 2022

Yes. You should immediately hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My step father and mother had custody of child 5 yrs ago. My mother and father got a divorce. She has been taken by step

Ex step father tonight. My daughter has been in my care for last five years. The dad and me are split up but share 1 wk on 1 wk off as gaurdians. Did my ex step dad just kidnap my child? He told father was just taking her somewhere on christmas? And now has taken off. Help me im confused &... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2021

Call 911 now and a custody lawyer on Monday.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My two sons where for full taken from their school/ stable environment in central la.

My two sons where for full taken from their school/ stable environment in central la. They are enroll and attending school with perfect attendance as well several extra curricular activities. Their dad (whom hasn’t seen nor spoken to them in almost 3 yearrs ) showed up to their school and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer and file for ex parte custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Where can I confirm that my nephew's provisional tutor has actually filed a description of property in the state of LA?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 22, 2021

Call the Clerk of Court for the parish in which the tutorship was granted. The Descriptive List should be filed in that case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any recourse for a grandparent once a tutorship is appointed? Both parents deceased.

Aunt with no children or assets of her own appointed.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2021

Hire an attorney to annul the tutorship

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my child support payments lowered?

When i went to court for this i had been unemployed for 6 months and they went by what i used to make so I'm ordered to pay almost 400 a month and i haven't gotten a job since then BC i was shot in a robbery and I'm left physically disabled idk wtd BC after i was ordered to pay my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 16, 2021

You can hire an attorney to file for a reduction in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What can I file to have my upcoming custody hearing be thrown out due to wrong jurisdiction also not on birth certificat

He has never once helped me take care of her!! All of a sudden he filed for custody is not on the birth certificate and has filed in the baby wrong jurisdiction she’s never lived where he is filing! My hearing is Thursday I’m going to file these papers tomorrow

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 8, 2021

You can file for a Continuance yourself and hire an attorney to file for an Exception to Jurisdiction in the incorrect jurisdiction and a Petition to Disavow in the correct jurisdiction.

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