Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Louisiana Civil Litigation Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to show up to court for a motion to make an administrative change (clerical error) to the date?

The hearing officer made mistake in reference to the date, the DA indicated it was just an administrative to change the date. No changes to the substance.

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

I would say no. But you should have called yesterday to find out for sure.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: My roommate has physically harmed me, and she works for the apartment complex. The complex will not terminate my lease.

I need to end my lease early because I am in an unsafe environment, but my apartment complex will not let me. Is there a way for me to get out of the lease?

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

File a Petition for Protection against your roommate.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Explain law concerning a relative who was visiting for a funeral and staying at the deceased home but refuses to leave?

My mother recently passed. My brother and I let my estranged son and his family stay at her house because they had no money for hotel. They a pretty much nomadic. They have been there for 3 weeks and we have been telling them to leave for at least 2. We want to start renovations on the house. The... Read more »

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

I have no idea where this officer invented a 3 day rule. Go file a criminal complaint of trespassing and going where forbidden. Wait until the family goes out and change the locks. Put their belongings on the curb.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my ex boss for looking at my chart/medical records, and disclosing my information to her employees?

My former boss owns a doctors office, and I found out that she went through my chart/ medical records and and discussed that information with her employees

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 30, 2020

If you can prove it and can find an attorney to take your case, this was a HIPAA violation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I and living in my childhood home, with my dad. I help and pay utilities and food. Me and my dad. He also rents thre

Other rooms upstairs. He wants me to move out. he called the cops one time and they said he would have to evict me. Now he is saying he is signing the house over to my brother who doesn't like me this evening. The IRS has a 187000000$ lien on the house. Can he do this ?

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

If you are over the age of 18, and not disabled, you need to find another place to live. Either your father or your brother can simply lock you out or evict you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: I am in Louisiana my Dad died without a will and mom is still alive. My family wants my brother to be executor I don’t

My father had inheritance from his parents. My family wants him to be executor and I don’t trust him. He has drawn up paperwork for us to sign and file to make him executor. My question is if I sign this paperwork does it waive my right to open succession at a later time? We don’t have a good... Read more »

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

Do NOT sign anything he presents to you. Hire a Successions attorney and open the Succession yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: A vehicle from an individual last year I need advice it's a how do I go about suing this individual for not producing

Some more details of it is I purchased a vehicle from a man I got title and registration under my name but everytime I try to get in touch with this individual for him to give me the car he hangs up on me he's done he ducking and dodging my phone calls I do not know another way to go about... Read more »

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

Hire an attorney to file a suit for conversion.

Q: How do I file a stay away order for protection order of some sort Also have an exparte order overturned

My kids paternal aunt just doesn’t like me& has repetitively&continuously been calling child services making false reports of abuse or neglect since 2018 July 2019 after a long battle with child services I was granted custody of my children Dad visits every other Saturday. July 2019 to... Read more »

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

You need to quarantine for 2 weeks and get 2 negative covid tests. Then hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: What is the statue of limitations for armed robbery in the state of Louisiana
Imtiaz A Siddiqui
Imtiaz A Siddiqui answered on Aug 25, 2020

this question should be in the criminal law category, not civil litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: My small business is being sued in a frivalouis lawsuit and I want to file a response myself. Is there a form for this?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 9, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There are template "answers" out there. But I don't recommend using a ready-made form if the matter at hand is important to you. Your response needs to address the items raised in your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: What does the Louisiana law state about wearing masks and concealed carrying

All that I can find on the situation is that it normally would not be illegal, but that the state can change this at any given point in time. Since the mask mandate all I hear is it is illegal to conceal carry and wear a mask which rightfully makes sense if you wear the mask to hide your identity .... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 13, 2020

Apples and oranges. One does not affect the other.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: As a witness would a recorded over the phone deposition be void if never sworn in and only talked to lawyer
Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 28, 2020

The question s too vague to be answered to your satisfaction. Do you have a lawyer, if so talk to your lawyer. If not call a lawyer with more information.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Ive been harrassed by a business owner which turned into hate crime? Can I sue.

This man has an extensive background and im truly afraid for my life so much Im moving out of my home of 7 yrs and have contacted the FBI

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

Yes you can sue for monetary damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: what is a preliminary default
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 20, 2020

If one is about to be taken against you, you need to hire a lawyer quickly to prevent it. If your lawyer is about to take one against the other side, say thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal to register someone else for a race and run with his bib number to make it appear he was there?

My husband’s co-worker has made numerous bizarre untrue allegations about my husband to disrupt our marriage. We found out she registered him for a race, picked up his packet and her packet and ran with both to make it look as if they ran the race together. My husband was working in a project... Read more »

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

It is not illegal but does sound like a fatal attraction.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: I own my trailer but its on my aunts land. shes never asked for rent or had lot lease agreement

also whats my legal rights being here for 10 yrs now can she forbid my visitors

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

Call a real estate attorney to find out what steps you need to take to protect yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Can my siblings force me to surrender money from a joint account held by my mother and I if the will says divide assets
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 2, 2020

It depends whether it was an "either/or" account or whether it was an "and" account. Hire a successions attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Look for a lawyer in Baton Rouge that can help with a case like this just got served paper bye US Marshall
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 28, 2020

Have no idea what kind of case this is

..other than federal. You need to supply more information.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.