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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My sons (bio father) is not on the birth certificate. I was raped at a party and never told him. Husband wants to adopt

My husband has been in his life since he was 6 months old. My son only knows him as his dad and I don’t know if this would be adoption or a VAOP. My son is now 2 almost 3 and we want his name from his birth name (my pre married name) to our name.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 23, 2022

Hire an adoption lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Help! Succession process with minors and no will. Only property is the house with little equity, how does it work?

My wife passed away and I have 3 minor children. There was no Will and the only community property is our home. My wife and I are on both the mortgage and the title. I am considering selling the home and know I need to go through succession but my question is on the process.

There is not a... Read more »

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

No matter who and how many replies you get to this, I would recommend that you contact a successions attorney in your area and have a sit down and specifically discuss your situation and determine the best way to proceed. You use the term "simple succession" which might have a specific... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does custodial parent have any financial obligations upon signing provisional custody by mandate
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2022

Custody by mandate is only one year long and does not abdicate the financial responsibility to support a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can the father of my child deny me visitation if it was court ordered?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 15, 2022

No. Your lawyer can file for contempt on your behalf.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: My stepmother is trying to buy me out but she hast to refinance the house to get the money and asked me to sign a paper

She asked me to sign paperwork relinquishing my rates what do I do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 15, 2022

DO NOT SIGN!!! Hire a lawyer to review all documents. She is trying to take your inheritance.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone adopt a child without the biological mothers consent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 13, 2022

Yes if her rights are terminated. You need an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Need name changed on POA from maiden name to married name...father deceased

On my parents POA, my maiden name is listed, Elizabeth Kobrock however, my name is now and has been, Elizabeth K Lowe...my father recently passed away and I am attempting to get a duplicate car title and can't because the names don't match on POA and my drivers liscence???

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 11, 2022

Power of a POA ends upon death. So you can get it changed as to your Mother, if she is still alive. But as to your father you have to open a succession.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am desperately trying to get my 2 children back after an exp parte was issued when I was in the pysch ward.

I voluntarily admitted myself into the hospital. I have not seen my kids in almost 2 months, we have the final hearing Thursday. The child's father is working with me, he's been trying to get back in the children's lives. He has a fiance, a new baby and a 3 bedroom house. I sold my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 9, 2022

Hire a custody lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex and I share custody of one child 50/50.

She has DCFS involved and I’m ordered to pay a certain amount. I am starting an my own business as an LLC and will no longer be a W2 employee. Being that I’m not sure how much money I will make a year, will DCFS increase my child support if I end up making more money? If so, will they make me... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 9, 2022

If you make less at nee job, it won't go down. If you make more it will go up. You need a child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Whet can i find the official status for la rev stat 14:75? Is there a free option?

My ex is suing me for child support. He makes way more money than me and has historically used his money and power given to him by the courts to get me to do what he wants. I have another child in my custody and her father who is a disabled amputee. He lives in another state with my son and I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 8, 2022

You need to consult with a child support lawyer because your question is unintelligible.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I'm from houma, la. Moved me and 2 of my children here due to domestic violence and losing everything from hurricane Ida

I have custodial custody of all my children. Am I allowed to open a custody case here. Or do I have to go back south

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 6, 2022

A custody lawyer can file for relocation for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the mother of my child take my son out of a house where we all living at
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 2, 2022

Yes. You should immediately hire a custody lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Louisiana on
Q: I am full POA over my 86 year old father I had cousin come in take over forbid me to see or talk to him now for 6 weeks

A crooked lawyer and my stepsisters are scamming him into selling land that he paid a lawyer $5000 in July to revoke the sale I need help right away before they illegally sale the land and I need to know what the $5000 paid to the attorney to revoke the sale did with the money ? I have two law... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 29, 2021

Hire a family law attorney immediately to avoid being fined.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My two sons where for full taken from their school/ stable environment in central la.

My two sons where for full taken from their school/ stable environment in central la. They are enroll and attending school with perfect attendance as well several extra curricular activities. Their dad (whom hasn’t seen nor spoken to them in almost 3 yearrs ) showed up to their school and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer and file for ex parte custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Where can I confirm that my nephew's provisional tutor has actually filed a description of property in the state of LA?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 22, 2021

Call the Clerk of Court for the parish in which the tutorship was granted. The Descriptive List should be filed in that case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any recourse for a grandparent once a tutorship is appointed? Both parents deceased.

Aunt with no children or assets of her own appointed.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2021

Hire an attorney to annul the tutorship

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If child support can not find the father to serve him, will they be able to locate him if he files his tax return?

Child support has all of the father’s information except for an address.. it is hard to find him because he travels for work & also lives with a friend. If they can not locate him to serve him the papers, will they hold his tax return or just close the case?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 17, 2021

They can locate him if he uses his social security number or you can hire a private investigator.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my child support payments lowered?

When i went to court for this i had been unemployed for 6 months and they went by what i used to make so I'm ordered to pay almost 400 a month and i haven't gotten a job since then BC i was shot in a robbery and I'm left physically disabled idk wtd BC after i was ordered to pay my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 16, 2021

You can hire an attorney to file for a reduction in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: My mother's home in Louisiana may have squaters. What is her right's to get rid of them?

My father passed away this year and my mother is living with my sister for care as she has alzheimer's. One of my brothers is being allowed to live in the house because he would probably be homeless as my father was supporting him. We received a two from a neighbor that he may have several... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 15, 2021

You need N attorney to interdict your mother. Then you can evict the squatters

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: Is a notarized intent to adopt form enough to bring the baby home from the hospital before starting the process?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 13, 2021

You need an attorney to prepare a document that fulfills legal requirements to take someone else's child home.

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