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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 Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a custody order against my son father. He has been on the run for two weeks refusing to get served

Today i and local sheriff went to his residence to receive my son and serve him but he refuse to answer the door what should I do? I just want my son back haven’t heard from him in two weeks. I followed every protocol.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2021

A custody lawyer can get a civil warrant for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I obtain emergency custody of my minor children where there is NO court order or even divorce decree?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 1, 2021

You should contact a family law/divorce attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will know the procedure that should be followed and make arrangements to file and present the Petition for Emergency Custody to the judge for his/her consideration.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have Joint custody of my daughter, 15 years of age. My ex-wife is the domicile parent. Does my ex have the right to

give my daughter the Covid-19 vaccine against my wishes? My wishes were stated in a message to my ex on OFW, prior to the first vaccinination and again after the first, and prior to the second.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 26, 2021

Yes as the domiciliary parent, she has the right to give your daughter an FDA approved, CDC recommended vaccination which is also recommended by the AMA to prevent potentially terminal disease including: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, meningitis, HPV, pneumonia, chicken pox, diphtheria, pertussis... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I am 17, and I think I am going through domestic violence, what should I do?

I have been pulled by the hair and had my head slammed against the wall. I was beaten multiple times so one day I decided to runaway and ever since I ran away they haven't really put there hands on me but I get hurt emotionally a lot but I do not like showing it. What do I do and what happens... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 19, 2021

You can call 911 and go into foster care and your relatives will have to go to court or you can put up with it until you turn 18

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file contempt in a stipulated order
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2021

Yes a party can be held in contempt for violating a stipulated or considered judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My ex was given joint custody with aggravated battery charges pending and has since plead guilty to them how is that ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer who can document his criminal ba kground and get some traction with it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does the grandmother have any legal rights to my child if the father gives poa of hisself

To his mother . If she has poa over him how can she be removed from having any involvement in decisions with my child . The courts have already taken custody/temp guardianship from her that she obtained by false claims

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

He gave up his rights, not yours. Hire custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 17 yr adopt there younger siblings?that's in dcfs custody
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2021

No a minor can not.adopt another minor.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If the defendant in an exparte custody hearing has not been served, can the courts proceed?

I had sole custody of my 6 year old daughter. I was incarcerated for 3 months on a pretrial charge. no custody arrangements were made in the court system, only a verbal agreement with my brother that he would have her until I was released. The morning I was released, they refused to disclose my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 15, 2021

You need to hire a custody lawyer immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: how do i keep my children from leaving the state

my spouse and I want to divorce

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2021

Hire a divorce lawyer who can also file a restraining order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My niece 15 lives with me, but her alcoholic mother refuses to give custody. I provide everything, mom spends SS check.

Niece was in abusive home with mother alcoholism, and mentally ill. Grandmother who is mentally, physically, and emotionally abusive! Brother who joins in the abuse. My niece was recently in mental hospital for trying to end her life. Self harm etc. Mom has provided alcohol, vapes, and has child as... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2021

Let Mom cash the check. If you can prove abuse, hire an attorney and file for emergency custody now. If not, wait for Dec and hire an attorney and file for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: See below

My ex-wife and I went in front of the judge and he said in open court we would go back on August 3rd. I received court orders in the mail stating we were to report on August 2nd. I went on August 2nd and no one was there including the judges. I reset the date for August 23rd with the judge's... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 6, 2021

Your family law attorney needs to file a Motion for New Trial within 7 days

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What would happen if i moved out at 17 in Louisiana?

Note, all of this I want to do without them forcing me to come home. I am asking if i could do these things without them bringing me home.

I am currently 15, and my birthday is a few months away. My parents are emotionally abusive and have been for years, and they don't even treat me... Read more »

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

You can't move out without parental consent until you are 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in Louisiana and I'm trying to either modify or revoke his parental rights. He doesn't pay any support for her.

My child's father and I have joint custody. He gets her every other weekend and I have her the rest of the time. Now she saying for the past coue months she hasn't been with him she has been getting dropped off to his mom. But when he went to court he told them his main reason was because... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 26, 2021

Hire an attorney to file for Contempt. He should have to pay a minimum of $100 per month.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I live in New Orleans, and it says that if I would runaway voluntarily at the age of 17 that I wouldn’t be in trouble?

What is the difference between voluntarily running away and running away?

Can I run away at 17 and go to a women’s shelter?

I don’t want to get emancipated because my parents would never set foot in court but if I told them that I were to flee they would let me go.

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

If you are being physically abused, call NOPD. Otherwise deputies can pick you up and put you in foster care for delinquency if you leave prior to age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: need information on Medicaid/child support and how they are connected in in Mississippi

i am a resident of Louisiana and so was my ex husband me and my ex husband got a divorce due to him cheating it was filed in January and granted in march i was also informed that me ex husband was expecting a new child with the female that he cheated on me with and is in a relationship with they... Read more »

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

Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I feel like Im running out of options on what I can motion or ask the judge to do, any suggestions.

Nutshell version. Me and my ex live in different parishes. No current custody agreement. She has lots of criminal charges for harassing and other related charges towards me. she has been arrested multiple times and currently wanted. She is dating a sheriffs deputy where she lives and his whole... Read more »

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

Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If a mom dies but has put on paper giving custody to the grandmother, father is incarcerated, but also given temporary2

A person locally since mom died suddenly and gm is n another state, and a time limit was also given2 the temp guardian, when that time expires wut does gm do to get custody.

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

Grandmother hires a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: When does a Hearing Officers Recommendations go into effect , and need to be followed for child custody
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 7, 2021

Immediately, unless an Objection is filed timely. Then it depends on whether it is a visitation or custody recommendation.

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