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Q: Noncustodial parent owes a large amount of arrears if my child moves in with him what happens to arrears?

What happens when child moves in with noncustodial parent and they owe a large amount of arrears? Can I be put on child support and how does that affect his arrears?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Th arrears would remain outstanding.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my kids mother filed for child support we have a court date in October can they just put it on paper for us

Like if we come up with a agreement before court can the courts just put our agreement in motion

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Yes, if both sides reach an agreement and reduce it to write, then you may submit it to the Court for approval. Depending on the agreement and how the written document is prepared, the Court may still want you to appear in Court to confirm that each side is in agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My dad is paying back payments. I’m 21 now,my mom has the card with my name on it. Is it possible for me to get the $

Mom lives in LA I Been living in Texas by myself since I was 13. She refuses to give me the back child support she is finally getting. How would I be able to get the card & is that even possible for me to get the money directly to me. Or does she have to be the one getting it? I wasn’t sure... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You can and should consult with a lawyer who is in the jurisdiction where the Order was issued/signed to see what, if any, options are available to you, however it is most likely not going to provide you the answer you seek----still, you should get the consult to see if there is any way you can... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was served papers from my husband for blood and name change. I wasn’t in the state but someone signed how? Could they

How could they let anyone sign I missed court so they dropped his arrears and I guess changed my son name yet I knew nothing about this

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 14, 2022

Please contact a child custody/family attorney in your area to discuss the specifics of this. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How to get a CS case dismissed in court In Louisiana

I filed for CS on my child's father on Christmas'21 and We're both scheduled for court this June'22. I don't want to proceed with the Case/Filing for a few reasons , for starters my child never needed additional benefits to begin with. My child's father and I agreed... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 2, 2022

If you have an attorney, then speak to your attorney about this. If you do not and filed it in proper person, then file a motion to dismiss. If you went through the State, then contact the State to discuss this.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to pay back time child support if kids mom took me off in Mississippi?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2022

If there is an order or judgment in effect for you to pay child support and you are behind, then you owe it. You can try to return to Court and seek a modification of the child support going forward. I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your... Read more »

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Q: My child is now of majority in the state of Louisiana. I would like to know how child support ends when this was a only

a divorce settlement.. Is there a form to fill out? Does it just stop? I contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) and no one can answer my question. It has been many years since child support started and now that is ending I can not find an answer to what seems... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

Interestingly enough you post indicates that you "...contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) " however none are lawyers. Please contact a family law lawyer in your area and bring him a copy of the order as it pertains to child support and ask your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by obtaining legal guardianship of my 8 month old nephew who has been living with me since he was 2 weeks?

My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I voluntarily filed to place myself on child support will the court determine my payments based off prior payments?

About 2 1/2 years ago - I started making bi-weekly payments to the custodial parent which was agreed on at a reasonable amount. Over the past year the custodial parent has been threatening to stop me from seeing my daughter due to her wanting an increase, which I agreed due to obvious reasons. The... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 4, 2022

If you have not retained an attorney to represent you on these issues, then you should do so now---this voluntary action between the parents does not seem even and if you are not satisfied, then you need to ask the Judge to assist you on this. In regards to child support, it is usually calculated... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about filing contempt of court against my ex wife?
Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick
answered on Apr 29, 2022

You should speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. You have to file a rule for contempt—this is typically done in the jurisdiction in which your original pleadings were filed. It’s pertinent to note that in order to prove contempt, there must be a willful violation of an existing court... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my current husband claim my daughter on our taxes?

I have two children, I am domicile, My ex-husband claims one child, and I claimes the other. That’s how it has been for three years. This year I am without work, as my current husband works so that I may stay home with the children. My ex-husband is threatening court as he believes that he is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes your second husband can claim the dependency on your joint tax return.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in arrears in Louisiana, will they work out a payment plan to stop garnishment?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Apr 27, 2022

What does the child support judgment say? Most of them say that some sort of garnishment or income assignment order is the method employed to collect child support. If it does not say that, then they would still have to implement garnishment proceedings. I recommend that you seek and possibly... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The mother of my son wants to change My sons last name. She said she has to notify us by mail or newspaper
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Apr 18, 2022

Send her a letter by certified mail if you oppose it and call a lawyer. She is trying to terminate your parental rights.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If biological father owes arrears and my husband adopts my child does biological father still owe the arrears?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 6, 2022

Yes, he will still owe the arrears unless you agree to waive them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I find payments made 2016 that I never received?

My ex told me a couple payments were made thru DCFS (2016-2017), but I never received them. How do I find out if he did and where did they go?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Apr 4, 2022

You can go to your account online at https://sspweb.ie.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/selfserviceJSPController and check. You can create an account if you haven't created one already.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a child that was born out of wedlock and I was wanting them to get a divorce for the sake of the child?

My daughter's father and I have a 1 month old. When he met me and started dating me, he was married currently, but I was single. I found out I was pregnant after my 21st f. He stayed by my side until I was eight months pregnant when he left. His wife has been telling him that this is not his... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 27, 2022

All the Diatrixt Attorney's Office and ask for Support Enforcement to get them.to file for a DNA test.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If a man has 2 other cs cases(1 louisiana and 1 Texas) and owns a business will tht lower a new babies CSammt

My babys father says i won't receive much because of his current 2 cases and the fact he doesnt have income. He only owns his own company. Says she would receieve very little because it mostly goes to the other 2 cases.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 27, 2022

Child support goes to the first case. Then that case reduces the income on which child support for the second case is based. Then the first two cases reduces the income on which child support for the third case is based.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Can you be on child support taking off and put back on in Louisiana

I was on child support my child’s mother took me off after we got married I filed for divorce now she is trying to put me back on

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 24, 2022

Yes she can put you back on. Hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I've paid off my cs arrears in full but I'm still getting garnished how long does it take to process
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 18, 2022

Your attorney needs to file a Motion to Terminate the garnishment.

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