Louisiana Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: what are our visitation rights for our grandson

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 5, 2016

Unfortunately, you do not have any legal rights (that a court can order) unless your child (the grandchild's parent) had died or is incarcerated. If your own child is denying you visitation, the court is powerless to order visitation.

A non-parent can obtain custody of a minor child but only in extreme circumstances where the child is in danger (no the lesbian relationship alone will not qualify).
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Q: My step son that I have raised since he was 9 years old. Now 30 years old is in a medically induced coma.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 4, 2016

I am very sorry for your step son's situation. Unfortunately, it is too late to consider a "medical power of attorney." A medical power of attorney is something you set up to deal with this situation before it happens. Given your step sons age, I am assuming this was not anticipated and he probably did not think he would ever need someone else making medical decisions for him because he was incapacitated. Since he was likely silent on who should make medical decisions on his behalf,...
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Q: The court is making me pay my arrears and support on my daughter that made 19 and graduated in 2015. Is the normal?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Employment Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 29, 2016

Yes you still have to pay the child support you did not pay before your daughter became an adult. It is owed for the time your ex-wife was taking care of her and not receiving support.

If your children are being taken care of by someone else and they are not adults, you may be able to take your ex-wife to court for custody but you still owe child support until you do that.

It is normal to suspend the drivers license of someone who is behind on child support but they normally...
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Q: Hello. i need to know what or the steps i need to take for divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

You have a couple options, you can file for a divorce based on adultery that would end the marriage sooner but would also end any entitlement you have to interim spousal support sooner. You can also separate from your husband, file a "no fault" divorce and then wait 12 months after he is served to obtain a final divorce.

An attorney can tell you what is best based on your financial needs. You may be able to assist your attorney on what is needed for your mental and spiritual well...
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Q: I have joint custody of daughter , ex wife is custodian who just lost home and whole community is devastated by flood.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 19, 2016

In most cases, a judge is not going to change custody over a natural disaster. If there are other circumstances you may be able to change custody but a judge should not change custody over the current historic flooding because it simply is not the mother's fault. As the domiciliary parent, she has a right to demand you did not put the daughter in school where you live.
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Q: I have 2 judgments by 2 different judges for back child support for my son for the same time 2010-14. Is this possible?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 22, 2015

This is a great example of why it is never a good idea to go to court alone. It's not possible to determine what the court believes happened from your post, but you should be getting credit for any judgment or arrears which you did pay.
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Q: Can my fiancé and I marry and move our family into his home without repercussion from custody court if my ex disagrees?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 9, 2015

Shouldn't be a problem, but consult with an attorney in your state to be sure.
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Q: Marriage kids child support

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015

I doubt it. They would be your step-children, who you would have no duty to support. But you might want to talk to an attorney in your state; Louisiana law can be tricky because part of is based upon the Napoleonic Code, which is a mystery to most American lawyers.
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Q: can my nephews grnadparents keep mysister away from her son or do we have to go to court

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 6, 2015

If your grandparents don't have legal custody or guardianship of the boy, the mother may be legally entitled to see her son. Your parents (the grandparents of the child) should seek a court order to keep her from just taking her son.
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Q: How do I stop child support, have the mother pay, and receive reimbursement in overage?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 28, 2015

Basically, you cannot get the help you need without hiring an attorney in my opinion.
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Q: All parties no live in La. we have mutually agreed to end support. how do i do this from another states order?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 27, 2015

File the agreement with the court which originally entered the order.
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Q: 17 year old girl 15 year old girl are together , mother approved and set guidelines since we are same sex now she is

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 26, 2015

You should not act upon information provided in Justia Legal Answers without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Get counsel swiftly.
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Q: 2 girls 17 and 15 if her mother dosent want us together could she send the 17 year old to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 25, 2015

For what? You didn't say. People do not get put into jail without someone saying that a crime was committed. What do you mean by together? They are both minors. But they are less than 3 years apart. Do an internet search for age of consent in Louisiana. Read the results.
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Q: Family members charged with DV, chose not to press charges on spouse at time of arrest, can they press charges now?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 20, 2015

The way your question has been written, there has already been an arrest. Charges have already been pressed.
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Q: Do child custody papers ever become null and void?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 26, 2015

You need to go speak with a local family lawyer about these circumstances. There is usually something that can be done.

Q: When a boy is 18 and a girl is 15 and they have sex what is the charge?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2011

A lewd and lascivious act upon a minor.

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