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Q: is it okay to take the baby father to court for not paying child support after they turn 18
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

If you file for child support after the child's 18th birthday, it's too late. If you filed before the 18th birthday, you get it back to the date of filing through the 18th birthday or graduation from high school, but not later than 19th birthday. If you are in arrears on 18th birthday, it is... Read more »

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Q: Child 42,mother passed 6 yrs. Havent missed a payment 20+ yrs. State applies 10% to principle and rolls interest. Fair?

I can never catch up. Daughter and I very close.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

It's hard to understand what you are asking. It looks like you are saying your child is age 42, the recipient died 6 years ago and the state is still garnishing your wages. You need to hire a child support attorney to review the fact and end the garnishment.

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Q: Can I do anything legally to my ex for calling ocs because I filled for custody and support?

My ex called ocs on me for neglect because he knows I have filled for custody and support so he is trying to make me look like a bad parent. Can I do anything?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 15, 2020

Yes, hire a family law attorney to represent you in both family and juvenile court and who can seek to stick him with attorney fees & court costs.

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Q: My son is graduating this year May 12 and is 18 years old my child support is with state

Do I have to file a petition in court for stop payment ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 11, 2020

On 13 May you can stop paying.

But if it is through wage assignment, your attorney will need to file a Motion.

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Q: Is home school considered "in school" in 12th grade in Louisiana or does child support stop?

My daughter is completing high school online/home school and she just turned 18. My ex husband has filed to stop paying child support for her.

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

If you can prove she is in a licensed home school program, then child support continues.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Does my ex’s wife have to be included in our messages?

I’m not a bitter ex. I am happily married. But my ex will only respond in a group message and usually it’s his wife responding. Not him. Can I make it where he has to communicate with me only?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 5, 2020

No non-parents should be involved in the communication.

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Q: Is there a time limit on filing a disavowal? The child is now 4. And whats a rounded cost in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 4, 2020

If you knew all along that the child was not yours, you have one year to Disavow. Except, if there is a biological father ready to step up, then the Filiation and Disavowal can be done at the same time after one year.

If you were mislead that the child was yours, you can still Disavow.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible to ask to be removed from paying child support if the child isnt yours?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 4, 2020

Your family law attorney can file a Disavowal which will do exactly what you are requesting.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Stepson is 18, graduates in May Is May our last payment? Do we need to go to court to stop (we just write check)

We pay child support at bank every month, it isn't through the state. Can we also drop health insurance or do we need to go to court for that?

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

If stepson is youngest, then yes you can stop writing check in May. No you cannot drop health insurance until age 26 if he attends college. Have you heard of Corona virus?

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Q: What is the statute of limitations regarding suing for back child support in Louisiana? My daughter is 17.

Her father hasn't paid for insurance or any set amount of support since 2010. My job and income have fluctuated over the last 10 years. Her father's job has been the same, but with earnings increases, bonuses, etc.

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

You can only go back 10 years. So if he hasn't paid since 2010 you need to hurry up.

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Q: Legal ways of a 15 year old girl

I'm an adolescent 22 year old male in FL and have been talking to a 15 year old girl in Louisiana. She's saying her parent's are verbally abusive and critical. I want to help her get out of that situation. What can I do to help her? She wants to run away to be with me but I won't let her. Is there... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 29, 2020

Stay away from jail bait or go to prison. She can call 911 if she is physically abused.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have been paying the same support for 12 years

If mother request a increase can she get it even though I have been married and have other kids to support?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2020

Your subsequent children Nd subsequent spouse do not affect your child support.

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Q: My son is 18 and graduates this year, do I have to go back to court to stop payments or fo they stop automatically
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 25, 2020

If you have other children you need to file a Motion to Reduce. If you pay by wage assignment you need to file a Motion to Terminate. If neither of these pay, you can stop paying 1 Jun 2020.

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Q: Won money at casino but in arrears. They took it for child support but it never made it to child support.What 2 do?

5 months ago...Horseshoe Casino

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

It may very well have gone to the state to compensate the state for medicaid provided to your children.

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Q: How can I receive child support if the father is incarcerated?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 20, 2020

Unfortunately you can't. Members of the State Legialature passed a statute that absolves those incarcerated from child support.

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Q: Is a fathers child support obligation decreased if he voluntarily takes a pay cut?

To be home more (he worked offshore now moving to the office) after paying the same amount for 6 years?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 19, 2020

If the court determines he's voluntarily underemployed, then he can't use his pay cut to get a decrease in support. The court would look at what he has the ability to earn.

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Q: How is child support calculated if domicile parent has no verifiable income in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 19, 2020

If the child is older than 5, then both parents are imputed income, even if they don't work.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What all is taken in to account when figuring out child support?

I am married with 3 children and I have a child from an affair....I am the only one who works in my household. Will my bills and other 3 children and wife be taken into account when I go to court for child support on the child from the affair?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 16, 2020

Both parents income,

prior obligations of support,

special needs of the child and prior dependents (like tutoring, braces, elder care, medication),

the age of the child;

These are all factors in setting child support. Hire a child support lawyer.

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Q: I need child support but dont know who my sons dad is. Will I have to pay for paternity test?

The potential fathers are not interested in finding out or stepping up.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 15, 2020

Go to the District Attornry in your parish and ask for Support Enforcement.

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