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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: We inherited a home but there wasn't a will when my husband's grandfather died and we have a question about it.

When my husband's grandfather died it was the week he was signing his will, we had the date set but he died a few days before. Instead of the home going to his grandmother it went to her and her children but her son died a month before so only her daughter was still alive. Nobody talked with... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Ok my son is an adult n he wants to change his last name well add one to his name . But I didn't sign anything as mother

I want to know if I have to sign anything for him to change his birth name n I'm the only one on birth certificate. N he's adult

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 for Louisiana on
Q: Does my 16 yr old son need his birth fathers permission in order to change his last name?

His birth father has been incarcerated for about 10 years. Never contacted my son.

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 Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I have a child support order I received through Family Court, and the father stops paying, can I move it to DCFS?

I received a child support order through Family Court about four years ago. My ex-husband now has a new wife and has stopped paying child support for about a month and I’m starting to think he’s not going to pay any more bc he is giving me the run around. Am I able to move my family court child... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My brother put me out the family home before he received POA over my mother, is there any action i can after the POA?

My mother was put in nursing home(in 2020) cause my brother had Medical POA at the time. I had lived with and cared for her for 6 years (since 2014) before this. Seven months later, i had a small run in with the law, and he changed the locks and put up a gate w/lock and no trespassing signs. I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the Child Support office make me repay money because they messed up on my account?

The last six months i was getting checks every 2 weeks or so from Child Support which i thought was because i was overpaying. Apparently they were accidentally sending not only my payments back to me but also some random persons payment back to me instead of applying it on my account. Now they are... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a school refuse to release my child to me after school hours because I'm not in a car line?

My daughters school let's out at 3:40 pm. On Fridays she has dance class so I need to go pick her up at 3:40pm to get her there in time. The school is refusing to release her to me unless I get in the car rider line. By the time I could get into the line, it would be about 4:15 before I would... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: Can text messages be used to show an executor was spending large amounts of $ on drugs while access to deceased accounts

Basically my sister the executor was only one access to these my moms accounts for 3 yrs prior to and after death. As a beneficiary I asked for bank statements of the accounts to view transactions to make sure my moms money wasn’t being misused. My sister and her attorney refuse to allow me to... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does great-grandparents have visitation rights in LA ?

My granddaughter has denied me visitation with my great-grandson.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What is Section 43-19-31 of the Mississippi Code of 1972?

The child’s father has been incarcerated the entire time, and he gave rights to his mother. The grandmother has withheld the child from the biological mother. Now the grandmother wants child support from the Biological mother. The Biological mother is unemployed but raising a child of her own.... Read more »

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?

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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Upon retiring and no longer having an income am I required to file in court to stop spousal support?

Louisiana Civil Code 112 states...The sum awarded under this Article shall not exceed one-third of the obligor's net income. If I no longer have an income because of retirement and my Ex is aware there is no longer an income, am I required to file in court to stop spousal support or can we... Read more »

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

Inferring from your post, I assume you are talking about permanent spousal support? Regardless of whether it's permanent or temporary, I suspect that there is an Order in placing which details this obligation. That said, I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to... 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 Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i retract a portion of a stipulated judgement order that i did not understand at the time of signing. Family cou

We agreed to swap custody so my son could go to a great school.His lawyer just read it to me,my lawyer was not present.I was not given the doc to read myself bf signing. They spoke a lot to me between reading it.I did not hear her say that his father would claim every tax year.i would like to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 29, 2022

You indicate that you have a lawyer in this matter---speak to your lawyer as to your concerns. Good luck.

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 for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal to forge your spouses name to take money from 401 k ?

Also, Would the amount have anything to do with the legalities?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 18, 2022

Forge spouses name without the permission of the spouse? No.

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 »

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