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Q: My exwife and I have co domicile custody and shes recently told me shes been on drugs for 6 months.

Her current husband beat her up and she got a restraining order on him. Shes living in his family home and I'm concerned for the safety of my child from both situations. Can I get temporary full custody until she gets her situation straightened out?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

Yes. Hire a custody lawyer.

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Q: I’m 17 years of age and would like to move out of my parents home am i able to legally ?

I have a job and car

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

No you are a minor. You need to wait until you are 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can my children dad keep my children from seeing are talking to me if I have a warrent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 14, 2019

Until your attorney clears up the warrant and files contempt, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my kids father gain joint custody of our kids ?

Back when my kids was 2 now 7 I file for a motion of sole custody from my kids father. And it was granted for 4 years. Our past history he shoot my mom house while I was pregnant and after having the kids he pulled out a gun on me which made me put a restraining order on him to keep him away from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 11, 2019

Print any texts or emails. Get copies of all police reports and convictions. Get spreadsheet from Support Enforcement showing how much child support he owes, then hire a custody lawyer if you get served.

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Q: Do I need a lawyer to parental terminate rights or can I file paperwork myself??

Father has not tried to contact our daughter since July of 2017.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 10, 2019

That won't do it. You can get him terminated if your husband wants to adopt, he hasn't paid child support in 6 mos, and hasn't seen his child in 6 months.

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Q: I am now sole custody parent but have arrears for child support. How will the arrears be handled
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 10, 2019

Your attorney needs to file. Motion to terminate you as payor, set you as recipient & do set off for arrears you owe.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: What are the proper steps to take to move out of state with a child?

My sons father is on the birth certificate and was ordered to pay child support years ago but we don’t have a custody agreement. My son has just always lived with me and visits every other weekend or one weekend a month. What are the proper steps I need to take to be able to legally move out of... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 8, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer to send the statutory notice and represent you in requesting a hearing

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Father of child had his girlfriend fight his child's mother and then stopped seeing or contacting child for nearly

For nearly two years, can the mother of the child file for full legal and physical custody since all this happened in front of child?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 5, 2019

Yes she needs to hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: My husband been cheating on me since we got together 17 years ago with my sister can I get custody of the kids?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2019

Yes, hire a divorce attorney. Don't confront either of them. Put together as much evidence as possible.

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Q: Paid support from birth to 3yr but am not on birth certificate. Ex refuses to let me see or talk to son. What do I do?

I have been a part of my sons life from the beginning, I was there when he was born but didn't sign the certificate because I wasn't sure. Had DNA test done on my own and he's mine. I pay support when I'm working, I do industrial electrical so I get lay offs and down time between projects. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 1, 2019

You can hire a custody lawyer to file for filiation and joint custody. Then if she refuses you time with your child, you can hold her in contempt. This will also get you added to the birth certificate.

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Q: Voluntarily dropped out of juvenile court couple years back now want to get custody of son

Not biological father but am on birth certificate. State garnishing paycheck for child support payments.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Hire a juvenile court attorney.

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Q: Want to file for custody of my son
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is it okay for a mother to take the father's weekend away without his permission.

No court paperwork or anything like that just a verbal agreement between the two parents

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2019

A mother's custodial rights are not superior to a father's custodial rights. Your rights are equal.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have sole custody father has not seen her in 1 year. Can I deny visitation? He has not lived in the same state either

In the divorce I was given sole custody with him having visitation every other weekend it has now been over a year since he has seen her. He wants to see her this weekend for two days then go back to Texas where he moved. Can I deny visitation?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Do NOT deny visitation, or you can be held in contempt.

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Q: Hello. I have a question in regards to a judge potentially being bought or knowing the defendant in a child custody case

Mother- Has steady work and income history. No criminal record. Has always had custody of the children prior to this matter. Her job relocated her from Louisiana to Arizona so she filed to put the father on child support.

To delay the child support case, he decided to fight for custody and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 19, 2019

Is this case in KS or LA? If it's KS, you need to ask a KS lawyer. If this is LA, it sounds like you already had a hearing. Is thee a decision that needs to be appealed? Get a consultation with a custody lawyer, if you don't already have one.

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Q: When is custodial parent negligent?

Ex wife has custody. I have supervised visits. No other family or friends available to assist me with visits. Leaves my ex-wife to supervise or be present, and she is not willing. Therefore I have not been able to visit with my children as per judges ruling. Sept 1 she allowed me to visit her home... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2019

You are probably eligible to hire license mental health professional or law enforcement to supervise your visitation. Ask your custody attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If there is no formal custody agreement, do both parents have the same rights to a child?

There is no court-ordered custody agreement but the father does pay child support and the child is with the mother more than 50 percent of the time. Does the father still have the same custodial rights as the mother?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Yes, until someone goes to court and gets a custody judgment.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: S t. Tammany judge violated La.R.S. 9:364, granting sole custody of my then, 9yr old Granddaughter. My recourse?

I've just learned of this revised statute. He had supervised visits for 2 years as he was in and out of jail first tears of his daughter's life. A positive drug test by Mother who very obviously did great job raising an exceptional child and blatant lies with NO proof, brought on by disgruntled,... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 10, 2019

If you believe your granddaughter is not in a stable environment, you need to discuss the issue with a custody lawyer as soon as possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My x and I have a custody trial set. She lost the divorce she is af. So before the trial she ran 2 counties over and

Filed a restraining order. The original order has already restrained her until trial.

She is denying me custody. We have a 7/7 joint custody. Nearly everything she listed is on the interrogations from the original trial and my facts stuck and hers were tossed and she lost. Now we have... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 10, 2019

You need to discuss these issues with your custody lawyer. Also, this panel is for Louisiana, not MS.

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