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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get custody of my niece when shes born or maybe even before hand?

My sister is due to give birth in 3 weeks and has been doing illegal substances the entire pregnancy and has been violent to others and self harmed and is homeless and has another child less than 2 years old in the states care i cant have children of my own and i am the only family member with the... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 22, 2020

You need to have an attorney involved as soon as possible, so that pleadings will be ready to file as soon as the child is born. Speak with an attorney who handles custody and family law matters. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My mom got custody of my son when he was 4. He's now 12. She gave him back to me 3 years ago but she still has custody.

Dad isn't supposed to get him unless his living arrangements are stable. However the dad took the kid from me. My mom still has legal custody but won't help me get him from dad.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 21, 2020

Then hire a untidy lawyer, get 3 months of clean monitored drug tests and get him back.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend turns 18 in a few months, but she is still in high school. If she leaves on her bday, can she be arrested?

She is in an abusive home with her dad and stepmom, but her dad has a lot of money. Like a lot. She says that on her 18th birthday she is going to leave to live with her mom and her dad told her that if she left then he would have her and her mother arrested. Legally, can he do that? She is still a... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 20, 2020

Technically, if a child leaves home at 17, she cannot be arrested. However, her father could file to have her adjudicated as a delinquent. At 18, she is a legal adult and can live wherever she wants.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do arrears from previous relationship's child affect our current divorce and custody battle of our child?

My husband is $10K behind on his son from a previous relationship. I am looking to see how this will affect the out come of how much custody he receives of our son we have together and the current divorce.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2020

Unfortunately, your child suppoet is in line behind his previous child support order. But it does not affect custody of yiur child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I received a temporary child support order, and the arrears was left out. What do I do?

I have a private attorney, and when I told him that I didn’t see the arrears, he told me I will automatically get it. I don’t think that’s true.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

If it says it is retroactive to the date of filing, then he included it. If it doesn't, then he goofed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I’m trying to get custody of my daughter but the grandma won’t let me see her
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

Can't tell how Grandma got your daughter, whether it was ex parte or in juvenile court. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my daughter’s father for child support he haven’t provided for two years and also hospital costs he caused?

We never got to go to court for child support but after I got married I have wanted to sue him for the support he never provided and money he made me lose. I also want to terminate his rights. Him threatening me and harassing me I stopped talking to him unless it was about our daughter. He... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

You won't be completely done with him unless you marry someone and your new husband adopts.

Hire a child support lawyer to pursue him for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a judge take all of my rights to my children away with proof or evidence that I'm an unfit mother?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2020

Yes so you need to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My son turned 18 in September and no longer wants to live with his dad. Do we have to go to court

My son lives in Louisiana and his dad has had custody for the past year. He is 18 and no longer wants to live with his dad. He has dropped out of highschool. Can my son legally just leave or do we have to go back to court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

Over 18 and not in high school:

1) He can live where ever he likes.

2) No child support due for him unless he enrolls in Hi-Set before he turns 19.

3) If he is in high school or Hi-Set and lives on his own, then child support for him owed to son, not father.

4) If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If neither parent has custody and my 17 year old dosen't want to visit with the other parent does he or she have to

We have only been to child support court my daughter has lived with her mother but now lives with her father and she doesn't want to go to moms house anymore can she be forced to visit her mother

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

Show the last custody judgment to a lawyer. If you have no judgment, hire a lawyer to get one.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My 17 yrs old daughter lives with her dad n new wife .he had domicile but we charge joint custody. Well my daughter bein

What to do cause she wants to runaway from there house cause

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

A custody lawyer can file to change custody.

4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Shared custody my son came home and said his dad hit him and he was tired of it wanted to call the police i brought him

To er they sent him to psychiatric hosp . he doesnt want me to tell his dad. Do i legally have to tell his dad anything? Hes supposed to be with his dad so his dad wants to know where he is. He called the er and told him he wasnt there. I dont know what to do and this is time sensitive. I want to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 4, 2020

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I went to ocs protective services cause that’s what the police officer told me and my daughter to do. He tried kill her.

But they said cause they just got evicted when we had whole hostage situation and cudnt serve, she instead went & got thier lawyer to bail him out didnt talk to nobody and left her baby wit me for two month I had to call and make a missing persons because she never checked in even when I told... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 3, 2020

I don't understand what you're asking, but from what I can understand, you are caring for a child who would be placed in danger if returned to the parents. I strongly suggest you contact an attorney who handles custody matters to advise you on what steps you can take to keep custody and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: So without money it’s a good possibility my grandbaby will end up hurt or god forbid worse Where is the justice in that?

I have videos and pictures can get the numerous police reports I have text messages she leave her 2 yr old sleeping alone while she chases after dad she says she is evil. I keep her 85% of the time or more just to try keep her safe but I have to be controlled by their drug fueled rages & she is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 2, 2020

1) Call 911 and ask for child protective services.

2) Vote.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: So if a court order states that a child must attend a specific school and then the parent in that zone becomes homeless

while the other parent lives in a different school zone. Both parents equally share custody no domiciliary named. What could the parent in the other school zone do to get the order changed? Does homelessness (couch surfing of their own volition) count as endangering the child?

Joshua Burke Johnson
Joshua Burke Johnson answered on Nov 2, 2020

Depending on your Judicial district you can either attempt to obtain a custody modification or enter a consent through the courts Hearing officers or Judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get my grandbaby weed, domestic abuse countless times baby scared to go home no money for att. Ocs won’t help?

My daughter and her husband back and fourth I have baby 80% time only when it’s convienent or to hurt me they want her but she has been through all this with them drug bust weed smoke in cars with her no immuzations but has Medicaid I’m scared with covid they send her wit anybody for how ever... Read more »

Joshua Burke Johnson
Joshua Burke Johnson answered on Nov 2, 2020

You will need to contact an attorney, Grandparent rights to custody can become tricky as the parents often are given deference by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Mother tried to kill herself and her sister got emergency custody without the dad consent and he wants to get visitation

He wants visitation rights and a divorce

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 31, 2020

He needs to hire a divorce attorney to get divorce and custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter has lived with me since birth. My ex is willing to sign sole custody over to me as he is not stable and

struggles with addiction. Can this be done with out a lawyer or him having to be served?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 30, 2020

A mediatior can do it by Zoom, prepare the pleading and file it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I homeschool my kid if we have joint custody an the papers doesn’t state who has the decision making?

He works off an so do we. He is never home. His mom is always the one picking her up an dropping her off. He wants her 10 days out of the month. His mom brings her to him for 2 days then the remaining is spent with the home. He wouldn’t be able to take her to school anyways with him being off on... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 28, 2020

It depends on your last custody judgment.

But virtual learning is very common in the age of Covid. .

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have 2 daughters with my wife and 1 baby with a woman I had an affair with. She wants child support,Will it decrease

Will she get less money on child support because I have other children? Will it help low the cost?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Oct 26, 2020

The judge is not legally required to consider the other children, unless there is a court order of support for them. The judge may consider the fact that you have other children in your household to deviate from the child support guidelines, but he/she is not required to.

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