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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I feel like Im running out of options on what I can motion or ask the judge to do, any suggestions.

Nutshell version. Me and my ex live in different parishes. No current custody agreement. She has lots of criminal charges for harassing and other related charges towards me. she has been arrested multiple times and currently wanted. She is dating a sheriffs deputy where she lives and his whole... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My attorney filed this exparte art 3945 in divorce petition on April 29, 2020. Courts did not give me date til 6/22/20

I still have not seen or spoke to my little girl in over a year. Courts still did not see or hear any of my evidence to protect my child from her father and his son, mother, daughter who all abused my child.

My husband now has my little girl brainwashed... forcing her to lie about me to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

I do not think you asked a question in your post and also, you have an attorney. You need to ask your questions to your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I need help.My daughter is being punished by school on the word of one individual who was trying to get out of trouble n

Girl was high on THC and told investigators that my kid had contra band with no corroboration they questioned and searched here she did have a dap pen but was never asked about it just what she new about said girl and the briwnies

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 12, 2021

Your daughter had contraband at school. Another kid blew her in. Call an education lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was charged in 2016. My arraignment was in 2017. My last court date was 1/10/2019. I've been on a continue w/o date

I haven't been to court since. I been trying to contact my lawyer but she never returns my call. The Clerk of Court, D.A. office, and the I.D.B. board all tell me to get in touch with my lawyer. Who doesn't return my calls. I been calling every month since 2/2019. What can I do to resolve... Read more »

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Apr 26, 2021

Consider going to your appointed attorney's office to request an office visit. Also consider contacting the district public defender's office (the office that appointed your public defender) to request that your public defender contact you. You likely received written correspondence... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was injured during the ice storm after being unlawfully evicted from our residence.

This is kind of a two part question. One is what I would call an unlawful eviction and the other is that I injured myself while being forced to vacate our home during the ice storm. On Feb 4th 2021 the Marshall posted on the premise a notice for use to be in court on Feb 11th. He never knocked on... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 18, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal and your injuries. At this point, your best option might be to reach out to local attorneys to discuss. You could use the link above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you could search on your own.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for my employer to backdate and ADA accommodation

I asked my employer through their third-party administrator for an ADA accommodation once I go back to work they ignored 5x I called him out on it so they are pretending as if I asked for leave of absence as an accommodation and Backdated it as if it was approved the whole time is this illegal

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 31, 2021

Hi, more information is needed here. This does not sound illegal, but rather, beneficial to you. If they are allowing you to have time off as an accommodation, it should not count against you for any absence related discipline. If you are having trouble with a request for accommodation outside of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: What types of proof would I need to prove retaliation and violation of civil rights for requesting an ADA accommodation

What types of proof would I need to have for a lawyer to say hands down I’m taking this case because this client has irrefutable evidence !

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Mar 10, 2021

Hello, more information is needed here. What is the specific accommodation you are requesting? It depends on that and the response the employer provides. I would reach out to an employment law attorney in your state for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My employer has ignored ADA request 5 times and ended my health benefits I have proof .What is my recourse ?

My company called recently and asked me about my return and still pretending they never received my request.What can I do as far as my civil rights? What can I do as far as discrimination ?

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Mar 10, 2021

An employer cannot ignore an an ADA request for an accommodation. When an employee requests an accommodation, the ADA requires an employer to engage in good faith in an interactive process to determine if there is an accommodation that would allow the employee to perform the essential functions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options to deal with a person breaking into my car to steal things at night?

I was recently robbed for $1,000+ from my vehicle on my property. It's become a more prevalent issue where I am in Houma in the recent months. In the future if this is in the process of happening again, what can I do to apprehend/stop the individual and ensure they see justice? I would prefer... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2021

Call 911. Put up exterior cameras. Don't keep property in your car. Install exterior lights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: can my son's aunt void out my transfer of custody by mandate done Jan 18th by getting ex parte on jan25th??

I had a notary come and notarize transfer of custody by mandate on January 18th 2021 me & the father signed.

Our sons aunt who our son has been with since November 19th of 2020 had no legal rights to him we never signed anything giving her any type of custody any type of guardianship.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2021

The answer depends on what she alleged in her Ex Parte Petition. You need a custody lawyer to review that and the facts of the case with you. You have a hearing coming up.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be kicked out at 18 if I'm still in high school in Louisiana? I'll start senior year 2 days after my birthday.

My mom tries to kick me out a lot but I refuse to leave because I'm 17. She says she legally can kick me out now but I know that legally I can leave on my own but she can't kick me out. She's also threatened to give me a criminal record but I don't drink, smoke do drugs,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 2, 2021

Yes she can kick you out at 18. Find a relative willing to let you move in.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Domestic Violence and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I legally get arrested and commitment to a rehab or insane asylum for hearing voices and exhibiting odd behavior?

I was in my own home that I jointly own with my mother and one of my two sisters that lives with me called the state marshall and said I was staying up all night and hearing voices which is true,laughing and talking with them while they had me on strong mental health meds. My other sister... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2021

Anyone can call the Coroner to have your committed for 72 hour examination.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Collections for Louisiana on
Q: If a impounded vehicles registered owner transfers his vehicle to someone does that person become responsible for fee

That has already been acquired ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2020

Yes. Impounded vehicle will not be released without fee being paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Medical Malpractice for Louisiana on
Q: During an emergency room visit I was administered a shot that I verbly refused. How do I file a complaint or lawsuit?

During the visit 3 police officers were in the room and observed the negligence of the staff. It aslo was all recoreded on officers body camera.

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

What damage did the shot cause?

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 Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 17 y/o that’s within 6 months of being 18 move out without fear of the law and w/o parental consent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2020

No, a 17 year old is a minor until age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my wife have her parents call the police and make me leave our home of six years.

I was told be the parish police department to leave my home walking with no where to go.

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

Well it sounds like they already did it. You need a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: Can a police officer place evidence in a different location other than where it was found?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2020

They can, but shouldn't. This may be part of your defense. Tell your criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: i’m 17, my household is toxic. my mom has always been very strict but i’m tired of being put down. is it legal to leave?

i’m tired of being put down and feeling so depressed having to live here. i need to know if it’s legal to leave home ? or will i get in trouble with the law. i do have multiple safe places to live.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 23, 2020

You are a minor. You cannot leave until you are 18 or someone else files for custody of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Education Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do teachers have to catheterize a student if they are not comfortable or scared to do so?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 14, 2020

An Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, if a teacher or teacher's aide has been trained in the procedure and parental permission in on file, they could be required - but a Louisiana employment attorney could offer... Read more »

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