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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: How long will a divorce last? I have printed the form at East Baton Rouge court website. Any tips?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 15, 2021

May be 180 or 365 days. Contact lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If my ex wife's case was abandoned under the c.c.p. art. 3954 is the entire case dismissed?

My ex wife filed for divorce in 2018 but was denied because she filed the wrong divorce, however I was ordered to pay child support and spousal support. At the time I didn't know the divorce was denied because I was ordered to pay the judgement.

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

Consult with a divorce attorney because you don't give enough information.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: I need to know the divorce process in Louisiana.

My spouse was caught cheating, though we gave it another shot. He is showing signs of cheating again, and will not allow me access to his phone any further. Would the court be able to pull his phone record so I can have a fault divorce. I believe it will speed up the process.

Mr. James Zitzmann
Mr. James Zitzmann answered on Jan 14, 2021

Having a adultery, fault based divorce actually will slow down the process significantly. And it is much more difficult than a no fault divorce. You should probably pursue a no fault divorce; you can receive all of the relief you need through the regular process as well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My kids dad is supposed to pay child support but is almost 33,000 behind. He stays in and out of jail. What can I do

How can I go about getting that money? Would I qualify for the cash benefits from the government?

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

You can seize his tax returns, properties, and any inheritances.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get rights to see my child that is in my last name?

My ex up and moved my son from La to MN I pay child support but she will not allow my son to stay with or visit me he’s 10.

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

If he has been in MN less that 180 days, hire a custody lawyer and file to get him back to LA and custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: IFP PAPERS IN CHILD CUSTODY SUIT

I filed for child custody and child support along with IFP papers and was approved. After that Initial filing I had to retain an attorney and he then filed a divorce suit and a motion to consolidate the two. However he’s also charged me with the filing fees throughout the process snd I’m not... Read more »

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

Clerk will not issue a refund. But if you gave your lawyer a COPY, he should eat the filing fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How can I find low cost council that can help me collect back child support owed to me? Shannan
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 8, 2021

If your child is still a minor, contact Support Enforcemen in the District Attorney's Office.

If your child is no longer a minor, you will have to hire a private attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If I'm a single mom with a 7 year old working a part time 15-25 hours a week is it state law to dock me for 37?

I'm a single mother on Medicaid and foodstamps, I have a part time job that is scheduled around my daughter school schedule which I'm roughly working 15-25 hours a week. I roughly bring home 500 to 600 a month and the ADA has me bring my last 6 check stubs and the hours went from 13 one... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 7, 2021

The nondomiciliary parent is imputed with full time income from the date child support is sought. Until a child turns age five, the domiciliary parent is not imputed with income. When the child turns age five, the domiciliary parent is imputed with full time income. Subsequent children are not a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Mother is unstable. Does the father have a chance at getting full custody?

Couple divorced after 13 years and 3 children later (pre-teen girls). Father has served 15+ years in the military and is highly ranked. He is non-deployable and is 5 years away from retirement. Mother is unemployed. They currently have 50/50 custody but the children are wanting to be... Read more »

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

Absolutely. Send the 14 year old to counseling. Hire a custody attorney who can file for any kids 12 or more to testify.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Paying child support and visitation. Father isn’t working and stated I can’t see her until court is over with in march

I filed for contempt of court because he isn’t letting me see my child and now he is saying I can’t see her until March after court is done. I want custody this is ridiculous! I am not allowed to see her because he wants money and is mad I don’t want to be in a relationship with him

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

Keep a calendar of every night you do get her and every request that is denied. Then hire a custody lawyer QUICKLY if you have a court date.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if the mother lost custody of child tor her parents how does that work with child support
Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Jan 2, 2021

The mother is still legally obligated to support the child, even though the children may be with guardians and/or her parental rights have been terminated.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can parent who lost custody of a child be made to pay child support to the guardian of the child in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 29, 2020

Unless the child has been adopted, a biologicL parent can always be ordered to pay child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: In La. Dad pays $350.00 for 2 kids from no job. He now has trucking/cash pay job. Should I refile for more support?

In Louisiana. The dad of my 2 children always said, he would get a cash job to screw me out of child support & has. $350.00 was set child support from the beginning of support. He quit his job when he found out I was filing. Should I refile for more child support or not since he has had another... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 19, 2020

If you can prove his income, hire an attorney to file for an increase.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Stipulated judgement completed and was turned over to court from our attorneys however

This was done for child custody and support not for property division; that’s scheduled later, but there was one clause that stated we were responsible for our own insurance and car notes but my spouse stated he would continue paying until the end of our divorce case. My question is does that go... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 9, 2020

You should at the least get a family law attorney to review it immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband recently got joint custody with him being the domicile parent, how does he go about ending thechild support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

As the domiciliary parent, you owe him. You have a very short period to object to this. Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm paying child support for 2 kids to the Mother and her sister. Is that even legal

Was paying child sup. Mother went to jail sister had my kids gave her her own case number now I'm paying to both of them

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

Oh hell no. Hire a child support lawyer to terminate child support to mother or together custody of your kids and terminate child support to both.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child father has over 5k in back child support

Thanks I have this question answered.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 24, 2020

You can hire a private attorney if you close your state case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Should my child support obligation be adjusted.

Child support was and still is based off of old job. In early 2019 I filed for a reduction due to drastically reduced work hours. Regular 60 hrs/week, went to 40/wk. I was told by the juvenile courts that my pay did not decrease enough for a reduction. a few months later I quit that job due to... Read more »

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

Your 2 subsequent children are irrelevant, but your reduced income and 18 year old child are relevant. Hire a child support lawyer.

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My sons father owes back child support and now my son is 18.Can I take him off and waive his payment..
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

You can waive the arrears and terminate the non support case.

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