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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Will child support arrears be sent to the custodial parent after kids are grown?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 31, 2021

Yes. Ongoing ends but the arrears still are owed to the custodial parent.

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 Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband just found out he has a 17 year old son, will he have to pay back child support or just support going forward
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 8, 2021

He will have to pay child support from whenever they filed for it IF the paternity test reveals he is the father.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: With court ordered papers If child support is not paid could I not let him see the child until I get the payment?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Dec 6, 2021

No, child support and visitation have nothing to do with each other, and 2 wrongs don't make a right. If he's not paying his child support, you can file a rule to have him held in contempt. Likewise, if you refuse to allow him visitation, he can file to have you held in contempt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am a non custodial parent in Louisiana and been paying support for 7 years. The mother and I have reconciled

But during the course of time she became incarcerated then her sister kept the kids for a few months. I've been paying them both child support and neither my daughter(17yrs) or my son(15yrs) live with either of them. We agree on terminating my Child support order. Is that possible? Because... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 5, 2021

Please call a custody lawyer to do a timeline to see if you owe arrears or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hi I have 3 minor children and I am paying child support on one child as if I only have the one child. I need help

I reside in Ga and the order was filed in Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 30, 2021

Hire a child support lawyer who practices in the parish from which the support order is originating. Get certified copies of your pre-existing child support orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I filled for child support through the state, DCFS. I have no lawyer, do I need one and what can I expect?

No custody agreement has been set in place yet, the kids have been with me since May of this year. I haven't been served the actual papers yet but my court date is December 1st.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 30, 2021

The state will represent you on child support but you need a private attorney for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in Louisiana my child's father will not give me my baby back what do I do
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 22, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Are school shoes included in child support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 20, 2021

Uniforms and school supplies are included in child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hello my son father was court ordered to pay child support 17months ago and he never made a payment but he's still work

I filed through the state with no attorney. Child support office is claiming they can't find out where he work. He's a truck driver with cdl and they still haven't suspended his license with 20k in arrears. If his license is threatened to be suspended he'll pay.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 17, 2021

Your choice is to wait until the State gets on it or hire a private attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Who will pay child support?

Parents share custody and time . Father is consider custodial and primary caretaker by court and make more money than mother.

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

Even if father is custodiL and makes more money, mother still owes support.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can custodial parent just drop of and abandon child to non custodian parent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 16, 2021

You now have cause to file for custody. Seize the opportunity.

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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get my child's father's rights terminated and have my husband adopt her?

We have a custody agreement in place which he gets her every other weekend. But that's the only communication he has with her. He doesn't ask about her any other time he just gets her so we can stay out of court. He is on child support but doesn't pay any of it and is behind 15,000... Read more »

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

Why haven't you gotten a private process server and served him with contempt?

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am a custodial parent, but I shared custody with noncustodial. I have to pay noncustodial parent support. Why is that?

Custody where I'm domicile and primary caretaker, and it's 50/50.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Nov 5, 2021

Based on your post you have a judgment and one would have to read the judgment to make final conclusions and statements, however my assumption is that it's based on your have shared custody and that the child(ren) are with each parent 50% of the time. That said, you should take a copy of the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is adoption easier after obligor charged with Deadbeat , abandonment in all regards? 3yrs, Past 5 do not count.

Child's father is my 2nd husband. Separated 8wks after birth. Divorced 7 months later(April 1st). Remarried 1st husband from a 15yr marriage with 2 children, 1brother(20) & 1sister(18). This is the child's family. Child's father's behavior would continue. He's who the... Read more »

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

You may have grounds for your current husband to adopt. Contact an adoption attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Who do I contact for help in a reduction in Lake Charles Louisiana? It's an arrears only not an ongoing case.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Oct 14, 2021

Google child support lawyer in that parish and look for someone with 10 years of experience.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of Louisiana what is the maximum they can garnish my SSI benefits for child support arrears

I am $16,800 in arrears on my child support but last year was found to be disabled and now receive Supplemental Social security benefits and it's my only source of income. How much if any can be garnished for my child support obligation? I receive a total of $794

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Oct 12, 2021

25% can be garnished.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Filing for child support against child’s father. Never married.

Never married. Child’s father lives in different state. Does not help financially so I’m filing for child support. If I file will he have visitation rights in his state? He’s the non custodial parent , will I have to file for full custody of our child even considering he barely sees the child... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Sep 18, 2021

You need to file for both child support and custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: When daughter turns 18 but is still in High school he thinks he can send cks made to her instead! Can he do that?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Aug 17, 2021

No, the support is owed to the parent, not the child.

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