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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Could I send him a pic of the letter on social media?

My daughter's dad filed for a child support modification over the summer this year. He did not show up to the hearing so there were no changes made to the child support order. Since then, I have had to add my daughter to my health insurance and enroll her in before/after school care. I filed for a... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 11, 2019

Nope social media not enough. Try certified mail, fax to his work, AND email him. Then print all and bring to court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have been paying child support for the last few years now but not sure if he is really mine or not .

I have been paying child support for the last few years now but I'm not sure if he is really mine or not . I am not on the birth certificate and we have never gotten a DNA because she will not do it. Can the courts make sure do a DNA? If it turns out not to be my child can my child support and... Read more »

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

If you have unsupervised visitation, pick up a DNA test at CVS, Walgreens or online. If not, then hire a custody attorney to get a judge to order one.

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Q: Which Louisiana statute indicates arrears can only be collected 10 years back? I’m trying to settle via lump sum ?

The DA is dating back to the divorce date 14 years ago?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 5, 2019

LCCP 3501.1 hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I've been paying child support for 16 years via wage garnishments of 60% and my total tax refunds.

Can I file for a lump sum settlement or have it reduced? I read that the statue of limitations is 10 years for paying arrears for the state of Louisiana. I am barely surviving financially.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 4, 2019

Child support should not exceed 50% of your gross. The recipient has 10 years to get a Judgment of arrears. Then that Judgment needs to be renewed every 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I owe $42k in La child support arrears What help can I get to reduce this?

One son is 33 and the other is deceased I live in Ca my federal return and wages are being garnished do I need an attorney in Louisiana or Cali

There was a large amount 10 years of time after the order that I was homeless with no income

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 4, 2019

Unfortunately with one child deceased and one aged out, your time to get a decrease has passed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I am owed $26K in child support, with a court ordered judgement. What kind is settlements/judgments can be seized?

My children are now adults, but I do currently have a child support judgement against my ex husband. I do not anticipate he will ever voluntarily pay. What types of settlements or inheritances can be seized to satisfy the judgement? Do seized settlements include real estate insurance claims, car... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 2, 2019

It can be all of the windfalls you name if you find out before he receives the check. Hire a child support lawyer to freeze the funds. Make sure you have a certified copy of the Judgment of arrears.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have a set of 8 month old twins and can not afford daycare will I have to pay child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 30, 2019

Yes. If you make children, you have to support them

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What is a notice of right to request to request a review
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 28, 2019

You don't provide enough information. I am guessing that a Hearing Officer ordered child support and the payor is requesting a hearing with the Judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Mother (custodial parent) agrees to release father from court ordered child support and arrears.

Father is regularly unemployed or underemployed but effectively supports both children directly, without all funds being sent through the system. It is a mutual agreement that child support be stopped. How do we get this done?

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

Have a child support attorney to prepare a Consent Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Mother of child wants to change everything now, including less time for me with child. Is she legally able to do this

Things have been fine since we did our initial custody/child support agreement 5 years ago. She now wants more money and much more time with her. Can she legally keep me from seeing our daughter? Said I will be served soon. What steps can I take to ensure things stay the same?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 26, 2019

HIRE A CUSTODY LAWYER! Put together a calendar of every night you have had your daughter since 1 Jan. Gather 3 tax returns and 3 paycheck stubs.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If I have lawsuit will payment be deducted although It was ordered for child support to be terminated?

It was court ordered for child support to be terminated;but the non custodial parent has not dropped the order. I have alawsuit ,is it possible for child support to be deducted although I'm not suppose to be on child support?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 25, 2019

Your child support lawyer needs to make sure the child support is terminated.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get Child support if the father of my child is purposely avoiding being served for paternity?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 23, 2019

Hire a private investigator to get him served with Petition for Custody and Child Support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex is asking me to sign something saying that 500$ for 2 kids is enough in child support. he has court next week

His monthly obligation is only $399.00 because back in 2015 he lost his job. Before his monthly obligations were 800$ because that is what I agreed upon in our divorce papers. He has caught up on his back child support. And he has a good steady job. I just think that he is maybe trying to trick me... Read more »

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

Don't sign anything until you consult with an attorney to find out if this number is correct.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can she still receive interim spousal support? Even after 2 yrs of no finalized divorce?

If there's no finalized divorce after 2 yrs. Does interim spousal support continue or does it end.I filed for child support then after they tried to serve him. He went filed for a divorce child support and spousal support with his lawyer. Then we went to court where him and his wife showed up and... Read more »

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

You already asked this question. It is hard to follow. The first order of child support is unaffected by any subsequent orders of child or spousal support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can you live in one state but get support in another state?

My child's father pay childsupport for a child that use to live in Mississippi when the child was born but now lives in Virginia and has live there for about 5 or more now. Is that ok?

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

Yes. There is a uniform child support compact between the states to collect child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What if after 2 years divorce wasn't finalized what happens with child support and interim spousal support?

Child's father went filed a 102 divorce in August of 17 judge signed in Sept 17 they had a hearing in Oct 17 so that he doesn't have to pay much child support to my child. Him and his wife never separated nor did they finalized their divorce yet its been two years since all of this has happened. He... Read more »

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

You need to consult with a child support attorney because your question is very confusing. Subsequent child support orders do not affect the earlier child support order.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible to convert a transcript into a judgment?

I filed for divorce 10 years ago and received a temporary order recommendation which my now ex husband protested. We went to court and the judge ordered him to pay a lesser amount in court. The judgment, however, was never signed. My ex husband stonewalled me at every turn and I finally was granted... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2019

Hire a private child support lawyer and give them the transcript.

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Q: If you file for bankruptcy in the state of Louisiana how can you reduce your child support?

Asking for a family member ~ they filed bankruptcy ~ child support was paid by the trustee what happened to support payments now?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 15, 2019

You keep paying child support until the child is 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes last. But not past age 19.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my kids father gain joint custody of our kids ?

Back when my kids was 2 now 7 I file for a motion of sole custody from my kids father. And it was granted for 4 years. Our past history he shoot my mom house while I was pregnant and after having the kids he pulled out a gun on me which made me put a restraining order on him to keep him away from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 11, 2019

Print any texts or emails. Get copies of all police reports and convictions. Get spreadsheet from Support Enforcement showing how much child support he owes, then hire a custody lawyer if you get served.

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