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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get Child support if father is in prison for sexually abusing the child
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

From whom are you going to get child support? He has no income and his child support is suspended while he is incarcerated. So unless he gets an inheritance or wins the lottery while in prison, you won't be eligible for child support until he gets out

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Q: do we have to pay child support if both parents agree that child support is not needed

we are not together and are able to coparent very well together still. we have both decided that whatever the children need we will get together and split everything. will the state still make one of us pay child support if we both agree that that is not needed.

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

Your attorney or mediator, if you agree on everything, needs to draft a Consent Judgment regarding custody and child support. However, child support can always change under one of the following circumstances:

1) one parent accepts state or federal aid, like medicaid,

2) the child...
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Q: Which column on Louisiana child support schedule should we use?

My ex and I are trying to determine child support obligations outside of a courtroom or lawyer’s office for now. We have all necessary schedules, worksheets, and information. My question is in regard to which number to use from the basic obligation schedule. We have two children, but split... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 3, 2020

Go to a family law mediator, who can calculate the child support using the numbers you both supply, and help you resolve other issues of custody, divorce and community property at 1/3 of what an attorney would cost either of you. Then both of you can take the mediated agreement to independent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have had a non-related child in my care for at least 13 1/2 years, she is 15 years old. Do I have any rights?

the father is trying to terminate child support on the grounds that this child does not live with the mother, therefore the mother is considering taking the child back from me, by the way, I don't have any legal papers on her.

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

You need to get legal papers quickly by hiring a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I am the mother and I'm wondering if I can move out of state with my child with out the fathers consent

the father works offshore for 28+days and is home for 14 days some times less and complains when our child need something he hardly sees our child as it is. there is no court orders in play no child support and no custody in play either

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2020

No, you need to hire a custody lawyer to file for custody, child support and to.relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What do I take court to show that I take care of the kids in my household?

I have a child support court date. It said to bring proof of the children you are supporting. I have two kids besides the child that I will be child support for. I’m not on child support for them because their mother & I are married.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 30, 2019

You don't give enough details to tell if this is a custody or child support question or whether you have a court date. Call a family law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Am I the legal parent of a child born from an extra-marital affair if I'm still married to my wife after her affair?

She wont get a divorce, but has moved in with the biological father at his mothers home. Do I have legal rights to visitation?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 28, 2019

You are the legal father and he is the biological father and you both have rights and the obligation to pay child support.

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Q: My fiancé paying child support,we also have children together. Does our children take into consideration for amount?

Do they reduce his child support amount if we have children’s together?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 27, 2019

If the children that you and fiance have were born after his other children, then no, your children do not come into calculation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about my ex not paying the amount he was told to by the court?

He hasn't given our 4 kids or myself one penny in 9 months. My parents have had to deplete their savings to help us out while the deadbeat dad lives in our house with his girlfriend because he cut the electricity off so the kids and myself had to move out.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2019

Call the District Attorney and ask for Support Enforcement

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Am I able to change jurisdiction from Louisiana to Florida?

My Custody and Support case was filed in Louisiana in 2016. My children and I moved to Florida just prior to my ex husband filing for divorce. The children have permanent residence in Florida since 2017. My ex husband refuses to pay court ordered child support, this is the third time I will have to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2019

Hire a FL child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I haven't had custody of my kids since they were born my mom has had custody of them and wants to adopt them but she wan

Child support money nd I don't even see them they call her mom she's always threatening me with cops off I don't pay

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2019

If she hasn't adopted them yet, you can seek joint custody. Hire a custody lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Once paternity is established how do you go about visitation? Will that be decided the same day as child support?!

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 18, 2019

An attorney would have to review the pleadings to tell you what is set on your court date.

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Q: I want the State to stop collecting support for me, what legally do I need to do to stop it?

I have had the state garnishing support but I dont want their services anymore. They requested another modification hearing dispite court documents already filed by my ex and myself for our agreement with support. If they have filed another modification hearing and I release the state from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 17, 2019

You can terminate services ONLY if you are not receiving any state or federal aid, like medicaid or food stamps.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child is 18 still in school for 1 class. Works full time job making 14.00. Does the parent still have to pay C.S?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 16, 2019

I believe the answer will be in your child support order. In Texas the language usually states until child turns 18 or graduates from highschool whichever comes "last". So if they turn 18 while a senior in highschool you would still pay the support until after they graduate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: When does child support ends of a child is still in school upon turning 18?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 11, 2019

Ends at 19th birthday or graduation whichever comes first.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My husband and I have a covenant marriage. He abandoned me and our three kids in September. I would like to divorce.

There is evidence of adultery. Can an immediate divorce be granted being we have a covenant marriage? What steps can I take right now to ensure my kids and I are ok? He left me with a ton of financial debt and refused often to pay the arrangements we set.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 7, 2019

You can hire a divorce attorney to file immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can ex husband stop child support on his own?

Husband wants to file uncontested divorce and we have agreed to a child support figure and added it to the paperwork, will he be able to just stop the payments on his own for any reason after everything has been signed and filed by judge?

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

No. Once it is signed by a judge, it is a court order and enforceable by contempt.

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Q: If children no longer live in the state of Louisiana, is the child support agreement still valid?

The Children moved to Alabama with their mother at the end of August. Both parents involved in the agreement no longer live in Louisiana either. The children's mother just requested an increase in payments. If no one is still living in the state, would this agreement still be valid?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 30, 2019

Agreement still valid. But if he doesn't consent to her move, a lawyer can dispute that as well.

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Q: Have someone wanting to get a DNA test on me, the child turns 18 December the 19th, state of Louisiana saying they can.

Get back time child support on him all the way back to 2013 since the DNA paperwork was filed in 2013 an because they have been trying to find me since then, I never knew the child was born till two days ago. Is this true?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2019

You already asked this question. Get a consultation appointment with a child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The state of Louisiana is saying they can get back support on him since the papers was Issued in 2013 but they never

Served me with any papers till 2 days ago and the child is now 18, can they get back time support from on him? The only papers they served was for a DNA test, not support.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2019

So make a consultation appointment with a child support attorney who can look at the pleadings.

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