Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Louisiana Child Custody Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-husband and I have joint custody of our 16 year old son. He built a house an hour and 5 minutes away and wants son

To commute. This puts him on the road at 6 AM (he got his license in June so still not experienced driver)to get to school on time. He plays football and gets out of practice most days in between 6:30-7:00. I try to get along and work with him but this seems very unfair. He’s not discussed any of... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 22, 2022

Does the judgment/order say address this? If it does, then is he in violation? If it does not, then did you have an attorney representing you in connection with the judgment/order-----if so, please contact said attorney and discuss----if not, or if you prefer not to reach out to said attorney,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If my son's child is living with him can the child's mother seek child support? they live in separate states

my son's child is 2 and they live in mississippi and the the mother of the child lives in louisiana. My son has been raising his son in Ms. and the mother occasionally comes and pick the child up for visits for example in 2021 she had him 119 days and my son has had him 246 days and in 2022... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can my mother in law take custody of my daughter without me knowing or ever going to court ?

I temporarily gave her provisional custody while I worked on getting out of the tiny camper I'm currently in that isn't a safe environment for my daughter, but she told me 2 weeks ago she paid 900$ to have full custody and she was granted it. But i don't understand how.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: It's been 9years since my child seen his dad and he isn't on the birth certificate can he force me to allow visits?

.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 12, 2022

If he takes you to Court and the Court ordered the visitation, then yes. That said, is there already an Order in place for visitation which he has not followed for years? My advice is that you consult with a child custody attorney now and discuss your options, including whether to be proactive... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in family preservation court. Can I legally smoke marijuana with a script for my back pain?

My kids were taken away from me because I overdosed with them in the vehicle. They are with my daughter so they are in good hands. Im disabled because of my back injury. I was injured in 2008 at work. I had a fusion at l4/l5 but it made my back pain worse.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can you bring evidence to prove something that the judge already decided on?

I was given custody of my child due to her grades and poor hygiene. Her other parent is taking me back to court and is bringing evidence for things that happened before the first court date.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 1, 2022

If a Judge will entertain the legal document filed and have a hearing, then yes, however, if you do not already have one. then you need to retain a custody/support lawyer to assist and represent you in this matter. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If you file a ex parte how would my lawyer know if i got it are if I got sole custody is my lawyer in the room when the
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Your post is unclear but if an ex-parte is filed, the filing side is supposed to certify to the court the efforts made to notify the other party and/or other party's lawyer. But I am not sure if that answer the inquiry you are seeking.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my kids mother filed for child support we have a court date in October can they just put it on paper for us

Like if we come up with a agreement before court can the courts just put our agreement in motion

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Yes, if both sides reach an agreement and reduce it to write, then you may submit it to the Court for approval. Depending on the agreement and how the written document is prepared, the Court may still want you to appear in Court to confirm that each side is in agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I know if my ex husband still has parental rights to our son?

My ex-husband has been incarcerated for 8 years and hasn’t helped raise or financially support our child. Does he still have parental rights? Can I ask him to give up his rights?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You really should set up an appointment and speak to a child custody or family law attorney about this process and the pros and cons of terminating his rights. In answer to your questions, you ex still have parental rights unless they have been judicially terminated----if he seeks to exercise any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What can we do about a biomom who constantly takes the other parent's time?

My husband is the domiciliary parent. Kids go with biomom every other weekend during school and every other week over the summer. Last time we went to court was in 2018. Last judgement was that biomom was still under supervised visitation, however, our attorney at the time advised us to let them... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 5, 2022

If the biomom is not abiding by the judgment in place then take her back to Court ask that she be found in contempt. That said, depending on all of the circumstances, biomom might also seek modification of the current judgment. I would contact a custody lawyer in your area and/or the attorney who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If my name is the only one on the BC and no child support , don’t I have full custody? Cops say ex isn’t kidnapping…

My daughters father decided not to bring her back after she spent the weekend with them. I have raised her all by myself for almost 7 years no. Not a singly penny form him. He didn’t even meet her until she was almost 5! This is his 3rd time spending time with her and he refuses to bring her... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 13, 2022

You need to immediately contact, consult and then hopefully hire a child custody lawyer in your area. Discuss the specifics of your matter with the potential lawyer and come up with a game plan going forward. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Mom in need of free or low cost legal help pertaining to unsettled matters long after divorce was finalized.

Asking for a friend. Divorced mom is unable to claim her children on her taxes or receive any type of child tax credit, although the children reside with her full time. The children’s dad has shown very little interest in the lives of his children since the divorce. He also refuses to settle any... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jul 6, 2022

Call/contact the local and state bar association and see if they have contact information for lawyers in your area with whom she might be able to consult on a pro bono basis, or if they can provide the number for legal aid. At this point in time, it sounds like there are already judgments in place... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If I do not have an attorney, how do I respond to an ex Parte motion?

There are untruths in the ex Parte

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 27, 2022

While you may not have an attorney, you can and should certainly try to hire one to assist you with responding and representing you. In the meantime, additional information is needed to respond to your post as there are multiple ex-parte motions which have different ways/requirements for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My ex husband has sole custody of our 2 girls. My ex and I want to change our legal custody to our girls living with me.

What do we need to file with the courts so that we both share custody but they now live with me..

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 22, 2022

If you have an existing Order/Judgment then you probably need to do a modification, but if significant changes have occurred since the Order then it might be best to file a new suit----without more information, people on this board cannot adequately provide guidance. I strongly recommend that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: What if one parents is on deployment and wants the grandparents to have custody and the other parent doesn't

Mother doesn't want this to happen

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Do you have a written custody order? What does it say as to this situation or comparable situations? More specific information is needed to properly respond to this and if you do not already have an attorney, then I would recommend that you contact a few custody attorneys in your area to discuss... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What does lsa ccp 3943 mean?

Sole Custody was change pending trial. No parties testified or cross examined.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 13, 2022

LA CCPr article 3943 involves the time period in which you have to appeal a custody, support or visitation judgment.

More specific information is needed to properly respond to this and if you do not already have an attorney, then I would recommend that you immediately contact a few...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do in family custody court if the other party bring up my charge of child endangerment but I wasn't convicted
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 10, 2022

What is recommended is that before you go to Court you hire a family/child custody lawyer to represent you and help you put on your case. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My ex husband & I have joint custody. I moved 2 states away but did not notify him of said move until 3 months after.

He legally objected to the move. I’m having trouble finding an attorney to take my case because I broke the law. Is this to be expected? Our current custody agreement states that if one parent takes the children out of state more than 48 hours, the other parent has the first right of refusal.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 19, 2022

You need to hire a custody lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get the judge to void his ex parte order based on info I have jurisdiction was relinquished

I have court at 9 am for rule to show cause. My ex filed for emergency ex parte order and was granted it. The judge who granted it relinquished jurisdiction of any further proceeding to another parish it is stated in judgment we was given in December so how can he grant her the exparte order she... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 18, 2022

You need a custody lawyer to file an Exception.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.