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Q: Does child support reduce when you have another child?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Subsequent children do NOT reduce child support for previous children.

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Q: If my 18 year old is not a full time high school student do I still have to pay child support? She will be 18 this dec.

And just be waiting for graduation. Does child support continue? She also has a part time job. I know the law says she has to be a full time student- is this correct???

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

If she is still enrolled in a secondary school program and not yet 19, you still have to pay child support until she graduates or turns 19 whichever comes first.

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Q: If my child's mother has kept child from me for 7 yrs do I still have to pay child support in Louisiana?

I received joint custody in 2007 & the last time I saw my child was in 2011. I know for a fact the mother married & my child has been living with her grandparents. Child support has me paying $200 a month but it is not being used to support my child. My child does not live with her mother & it... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you are having problems seeing your child, you have the obligation to file something with the court to seek specific visitation rights. Child support isn't dependent on your exercising visitation. If you don't believe you are paying the correct amount, paying the correct person, or seeing the... Read more »

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Q: Can the court automatically change the child's last name on e paternity is established?

If I legitimized my child, does the court automatically change his last name?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 11, 2019

You need to hire a family law attorney. Don't know if you are the father or the mother or whether you legitimized the child by marriage or floated the child so can't answer your question.

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Q: If my child is 18, but did not graduate, do I still have to pay child support?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 9, 2019

You still owe child support until the child turns 19 or ceases to become a full-time high school student, whichever comes first.

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Q: Can a 15 year old girl go to jail if her 11 year old boy cousin touched her and she didnt tell him to sto

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

Both kids need counseling, guardasil shots, birth control and both sets of parents can be investigated by child protection.

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Q: What rights does a married man have to the child with a mistress?

Does she have to give the child the married mans last name or list him on the birth certificate? Will she automatically have full custody? Child support laws?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

No she gets to choose the child's last name. She has to list the father, if she knows who it is. Her custody is the same as the bio father's. Child support laws are the same as they would have been had the parents been divorced.

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Q: Can you revoke acknowledgement of paternity 13 years after the child was born knowing you were not the father

Knowing he was not the father at the beginning and now that we are divorced I went through the state for child support because he was behind. The biological father came in the picture when the child was 2 years old. The child is 13 now almost 14. What are his rights if he gets the acknowledgment... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2019

If acknowledgement revoked for fraud, he has no support obligation and no visitation rights.

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Q: My daughter(17) graduated May.Am I to keep paying support when she finished high school?

She will be 18 on 7/24 & attending college in the fall..Me and her mother never married or went to court..We had a verbal agreement for 5 yrs.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2019

Yes until her 18th birthday you are required to pay child support.

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Q: I go to CS court for support then after i'll go for custody. What's to stop the mom from skipping town after CS court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 24, 2019

Louisiana has a relocation statute that says she can't move more than 75 miles. If you anticipate that happening, have your attorney file a restraining order.

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Q: What happens if I pay child support for 17 years and find out the child is not mine?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 22, 2019

You can file criminal charges.

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Q: Is there a time limit imposed on signing child support documents?

My husband was granted 50/50 custody and the documents were drawn up to reduce his child support obligation. However, it's been 4 months and she refuses to sign them. The full payments are still being deducted.

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 21, 2019

The judgment can be filed without her signature with proper certification that it was circulated and she stated no objection to the form or content. Your husband's lawyer should know the proper verbiage.

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Q: I already receive child support through child support enforcement. My ex is garnished. I have had nothing but issues

With child support. He gets paid every two weeks and like i stated is garnished. However some months i wont receive child support or i will receive one payment. Even though he has sent me pictures of his check stubs showing that it has been paid to them. What are my options with making sure i get... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2019

Send support enforcement the screen shot of the checks.

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Q: My ex is posting my child support payment and arrears amount on her social media, is there any action I can take?

My full name is included on the screen shot that she is posting online.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2019

If it is false information, yes you can take action. If it is accurate, no you can't.

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Q: What are the requirements to lift a driver's license suspension due to back child support?

I began a new job 4 months ago and child support payments have been taken out of my check for 3 of those months now. Before my new job, I was unemployed and not paying child support which resulted in a DL suspension. Now that I am paying support again will my driver's license suspension be... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 13, 2019

Your arrears need to be paid before license will be reinstated. Then garnishment will only be for ongoing.

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Q: How can I go about getting my arrears down , and my daughter turned 18 in nov of 2018 , got a letter in the mail saying.

She’s in school for another year and I still have to pay, even though she got held back and it’s not my fault what should I do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 7, 2019

1) you have to pay until she graduates from high school or turns 18, whichever comes last. But in no event past age 19.

2) only way to get arrears down is to pay them. Arrears are not even dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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Q: Is it safe to assume my child support obligation will be reduced when my oldest turns 18?

My ex wife is telling me the support will remain the same $1800/month until the youngest turns 18. My court order doesn’t give a dollar amount for each kid, just a total amount. I’ve never heard of such a thing.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 6, 2019

It will ONLY go down if you hire an attorney to file a Motion (it's called in globo). Otherwise it will be unchanged until your youngest graduates from high school.

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Q: Is a modification possible for an existing order set over 5 years ago?

We have 3 kids. When support was ordered r years ago, I had no income or financial responsibility other than my kids. So child support was based off of NCP income alone. It has been a long road to get NCP to pay support on time. He finally started paying consistently for the past year. Is it... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on May 31, 2019

Yes, child support can be modified at any time there is a change in circumstances, such as changes in income or extraordinary expenses relating to the child.

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Q: It's been two years since my childs father filed for a divorce. The divorce never finalized Can I take him back for incr

He filed a divorce two years ago they granted child support and interim spousal support for his spouse. The divorce never finalized because they never separated. Can I go back for an increase for my child.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 30, 2019

If it has been more than 730 days since the last Petition was filed, you need to file a new Petition but your attorney can combine this with a Juvenile Motion to Increase.

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Q: Does child support in Louisiana stop when the child reaches 18 and has graduated high school ? This mother seems to

Be under the impression that she is to get child support while the 18 yr old is in college also ... this is not correct, am I right ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2019

Kid 18 and graduated from high school = child support over.

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