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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hi so next year me in august me and my boyfriend wanna try and have a kid. He’s gonna be 18 and I 16. Illegal or no?

My birthday is June 2,2005 and his is April 9,2003 and I live in Louisiana but he lives in Texas. I don’t know if this helps or makes a difference but just incase it does.

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

That is the worst plan I have heard in a long time. Try finishing high school and getting a job or taking college courses. He can also be arrested for a misdemeanor for having sex with you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: im 16 in louisiana my mom is emotionally and verbally abusive what wil happen if i run away?

she says things like she wish i was never born accuses me of being with older men and right now she is trying to send me to a mental hospital so they can give me medicine and so i can be out the house, i wanna run away to my grandmas house we already have a case against her

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

Your Grandmother can hire a lawyer and file for custody. If you run away, you can be picked up and put in Florida Parishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Louisiana on
Q: how do i ask the court A stay of proceedings until i have found an attorney ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

You file a Motion to Continue

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My in laws have sole custody of our daughter, is there a way to get our child back
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

There may be. You need to consult with a custody lawyer and provide more details.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 14 year old in the state of Louisiana decide which parent they want to live with

My fourteen-year-old son lives with his grandmother which is the father's mother and has lived there since birth and now at 14 wants to live with me the mother and the father stepped in and said no which I don't see how does he have the right to say no that my son can't live with me... Read more »

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

Hire a custody lawyer. A 14 year old has some say, but not the only say in where he lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my boyfriend adopt my son though we are unmarried? The biological father has not been in contact for four years.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 23, 2020

No. Your boyfriend can only adopt your son once you are married.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get custody of my niece when shes born or maybe even before hand?

My sister is due to give birth in 3 weeks and has been doing illegal substances the entire pregnancy and has been violent to others and self harmed and is homeless and has another child less than 2 years old in the states care i cant have children of my own and i am the only family member with the... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 22, 2020

You need to have an attorney involved as soon as possible, so that pleadings will be ready to file as soon as the child is born. Speak with an attorney who handles custody and family law matters. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My mom got custody of my son when he was 4. He's now 12. She gave him back to me 3 years ago but she still has custody.

Dad isn't supposed to get him unless his living arrangements are stable. However the dad took the kid from me. My mom still has legal custody but won't help me get him from dad.

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

Then hire a untidy lawyer, get 3 months of clean monitored drug tests and get him back.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My niece is 16 and recently had a baby. Her Mom is wanting to move but she is not. Is she still considered a minor

And have to follow? Or will the courts view her as an adult with having a child? She is wanting to stay in Louisiana with her child's father and keep her new family together.

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

She is a minor until she is 18. Being pregnant just makes her a pregnant minor.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My sister is deceased January makes a year. Her husband is now keeping the kids from me. I am the biological aunt.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2020

You can hire a family law attorney to file for visitation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend turns 18 in a few months, but she is still in high school. If she leaves on her bday, can she be arrested?

She is in an abusive home with her dad and stepmom, but her dad has a lot of money. Like a lot. She says that on her 18th birthday she is going to leave to live with her mom and her dad told her that if she left then he would have her and her mother arrested. Legally, can he do that? She is still a... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 20, 2020

Technically, if a child leaves home at 17, she cannot be arrested. However, her father could file to have her adjudicated as a delinquent. At 18, she is a legal adult and can live wherever she wants.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do arrears from previous relationship's child affect our current divorce and custody battle of our child?

My husband is $10K behind on his son from a previous relationship. I am looking to see how this will affect the out come of how much custody he receives of our son we have together and the current divorce.

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

Unfortunately, your child suppoet is in line behind his previous child support order. But it does not affect custody of yiur child.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I fight for my son to be able to see his sister after she was adopted by another family??
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

Yes. Your son has his own rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If a mother signed away her parental rights 10 years ago can a step mother adopt the child without notifying the mother?

Both the biological father and step mother have been raising the child for the past 11 years.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

The mother could not sign away her rights except if they were terminated by Child Protective Services. or as part if an adoption. Hire an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my daughter’s father for child support he haven’t provided for two years and also hospital costs he caused?

We never got to go to court for child support but after I got married I have wanted to sue him for the support he never provided and money he made me lose. I also want to terminate his rights. Him threatening me and harassing me I stopped talking to him unless it was about our daughter. He... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

You won't be completely done with him unless you marry someone and your new husband adopts.

Hire a child support lawyer to pursue him for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a judge take all of my rights to my children away with proof or evidence that I'm an unfit mother?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2020

Yes so you need to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to get a power of possession
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 13, 2020

Do you mean, how do you get a power of attorney?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My son turned 18 in September and no longer wants to live with his dad. Do we have to go to court

My son lives in Louisiana and his dad has had custody for the past year. He is 18 and no longer wants to live with his dad. He has dropped out of highschool. Can my son legally just leave or do we have to go back to court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

Over 18 and not in high school:

1) He can live where ever he likes.

2) No child support due for him unless he enrolls in Hi-Set before he turns 19.

3) If he is in high school or Hi-Set and lives on his own, then child support for him owed to son, not father.

4) If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Still married husband files whistleblower lawsuit get divorced and he gets huge settlement from said suit I got nothing

We live in Louisiana and we’re married 17 years and had 4 children which are now grown. Suit was filed in 2009 we split that year and were divorced in 2012 suit was settled in 2015. I didn’t even know to go to court for the divorce because he lied to judge saying he didn’t know where I was.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

Hire a community property lawyer quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If neither parent has custody and my 17 year old dosen't want to visit with the other parent does he or she have to

We have only been to child support court my daughter has lived with her mother but now lives with her father and she doesn't want to go to moms house anymore can she be forced to visit her mother

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2020

Show the last custody judgment to a lawyer. If you have no judgment, hire a lawyer to get one.

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