Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Received letter from DCFS requesting verification that support be continued.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 21, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Respond to DCFS that she is still in secondary school. She is entitled to receive child support until she turns 19 or gets her GED, whichever comes FIRST.

Q: I've been living at the same rental house for 7 years and I got married 8 months ago but I want a divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 17, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a divorce attorney. She can get you use of the home within a month.

Q: In a joint custody agreement, if one of the two children goes to live with the other parent, does child support end?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 6, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support does not change until the payor parent files a Motion to modify or terminate child support and to change custody.

Q: One of my three children just graduated from high school. How does this affect child support payments from their father?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call a child support lawyer. His child support does not go down wit boo out ur consent or going back to court for recalculation.

Q: Are Louisiana child support cases legally bound to be filed in parish where parent is living?,

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You have not given enough information or given it clearly enough for your questions to be answered. Call a child support lawyer.

Q: How can child support be collected from someone who works under the table and places all assets in his spouses name

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can get proof of their marriage from Vital Records.

To prove he has income, you will need a private investigator.

Q: My first husband filed for back child support in 2009 in Orleans Parish, where I reside. The judge threw out the matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Why wouldn't you seek an attoeney before amount taken hits $70k?

Q: Is a state child support agency liable under FCRA requirements for credit reporting? Can I sue if they won't fix error?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You need to file something in court to have the amount they're alleging as arrears changed, if they refuse to do so voluntarily.

Q: Louisiana. Ex remarried 2dys after child support court. Does this change his income/need to be reported to enforcement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A person's spouse's income is not taken into consideration for calculating child support. It can sometimes be used for purposes of asking the court for a deviation to the extent that the spouse's income frees up the parent's income from paying household expenses. This, however, is the exception rather than the rule. Another way of looking at it is that it is the parent's responsibility to provide for their children, not the step-parents.

Q: 1990 Divorce, $300/mo child support ordered in Louisiana.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Get a LA child support lawyer to file an exception for you.

Q: if I have over paid my child support directly to my ex wife can I deduct the overages on the next months payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can deduct any overages paid AFTER the date she filed, but not before.

Q: If I was rewarded sole custody in sep.2018,bc of physical abuse to me&1 of my2 children,do can I claim kids on taxes?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you have sole custody you can file for dependency deduction.

Q: My child support is due on the 15th and last day of the month. She graduates May 18, when will I receive last paymen

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
15 May 2019 is the last child support payment due.

Q: my husband is paying child support for his kids but they dont got to school one isnt even enrolled both are 16 and older

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
He needs to keep paying support until a court rules otherwise. Your question isn't easily answered in this forum. There are actions that your husband can take if he believes the children aren't being properly raised or getting the educational opportunities they need. And if they no longer live with their mother, he can file to terminate the support order for that reason. Your husband needs to speak with an attorney to discuss his options and the potential cost of doing so. I'd be happy to...

Q: In Ascension Parish, I had a child with a man that was divorced with 3 children. How is my sons child support calculated

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support is based on both your gross incomes. His is calculated AFTER his child support obligation for other 3 kids.

Q: I made a child that I did not want from a mother that I was never with outside the obvious. How can I surrender rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your rights can't be terminated unless her husband wants to adopt. If you want to co-parent, you can hire an attorney to seek joint custody

Q: Is school tuition taken into consideration in LAs child support calculations or is it added on top of calculated amount

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a child support lawyer to recalculate your child support based on tuition and health insurance.

Q: Child support h/o is asking for a physician letter stating you cannot work but the judge found you disabled not the MD.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 25, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a custody lawyer to look at the transcript or the Judgment, in which the judge says you cannot work.

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