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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am 18 and the guy I want to date is 16, his legal adult is okay with us being together. Can we date?

My mother is not okay with me and him dating. Is their something we can do to see if I can get in legal trouble. I know their is a new marriage age, can we get legally married in order to stop any charges that will potentially come up? Or is their another way to avoid being married, since I am not... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 3, 2019

You are at risk because he is a minor and you are an adult. Get birth control, gardasil shots and wait until he is 17.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be in a relationship with a 17 year old female who has a kid? I'm 22
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Simple answer, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. What should I do?

I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. I haven’t decided whether I want to plead guilty and attempt to lower penalty or to fight the ticket. I’m worried about fighting it because I feel as though I don’t have enough proof of evidence.what do I do?... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney in Lafayette.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 yrs old, ticked for drag for attempting to pass a speeding car and switch lanes going 55 in a 45. Consiquince?

I was attempting to pass a souped up Camaro which was speeding so I could switch lanes. It was in a 45mph zone and I went at least 55mph. When the cop pulled me over he asked if I was trying to out run the Camero I said yes. Because of that he stated on the ticket I was drag racing, I’m scared... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2019

Tell your parent to hire a traffic court attorney. You are not going to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I read everything on this I have. A court date on September 12th when this. All occurred. I was 17 but we were dating

Since I was 16 now we have a 7 month old baby together I was 17 when he was born. Her mother. Knew about us and. Didn't. Mind we want to get married idk what to do she is in the foster system. And my grandmother is getting her she lives with my grandmother now and dcfs knows about us and they allow... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2019

Have someone write the question for you because I can't tell what your question is.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I am a 18 year old female, can I date a 16 year old male without any chance of getting into legal trouble?

I’m in Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 31, 2019

You already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my minor childs settlement from someone that is not his custodial parent

My sons father received a settlement in 2019 he owed child support they took out what was owed to them than sent the rest of the money to the person who THEY had listed as the custodial parent which was my aunt she had him in 2012 to 2013. Child support said he was in the arrears in 2015 i had him... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 25, 2019

You need to co sult with support Enforcement....if it isn't too late. You should have do e this as soon as you found out he got a settlement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to be heard in the court room. The judge has not let me or my lawyer speak in court? Is that allowed?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 4, 2019

Why aren't you talking to your attorney, who knows the circumstances?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 in Louisiana caught going 77 in a 65 what will be the consequences
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 3, 2019

The answer depends on the parish.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17. Can I go out without a parents permission? I don’t want to move out. I just want to be able to see my friends

My mother keeps me inside most of the time. Sometimes I don’t go outside for days simply because my mom said so. I just want to be able to feel freedom or relaxed without being a prisoner in my own home

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

You can go outside for fresh air, to garden, to take photographs, feed the birds, to read a book, wash the car, or to exercise any time you like. However you may not leave the premises without your mother's permission, except for school or a medical emergency, until you are 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son is 16 years old and refuses to listen to any of our rules and stay at home. What legal action can I take to

Assure he stays home? We as parents are trying our best and feel like we are out of options.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 9, 2019

You can take his phone, car, computer and video games and explain they only come back with acceptable behavior. You can also put him in counseling.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a legal age for a child to be home alone and in the care of a younger sibling?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 7, 2019

It really depends on the maturity of the child (and the sibling) and any special needs of the sibling. Usually 12-14 has been acceptable in past situations, depending on the circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Juvenile Law and Securities Law for Louisiana on
Q: A girl has been harassing me for Months. It’s Feb.28,2019. Can I wait until she turns 18 in April to press charges?

She’s been harassing me through several things. Text, social media’s, and after I blocked her from everything she ask people to rely a message to me. She constantly circles where I’m at in town and I can’t make her leave me alone. I wanna press charges, but there’s no point If they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 28, 2019

She can be charged with a crime as a juvenile.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Cruelty to a juvenile can my husband get his son

His mom is beating him and I want some type of rights to take care of my son

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 8, 2019

A father can seek custody if the mother is beating the child. Just hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 20, if I hit a 16yo who hits me first, could I get in trouble?

A 16yo wants to fight me. I’ve repeatedly told her I am not putting my hands on her bc of the law. But if for some reason I have no choice & she hits me first in a public place, how much trouble could I get in?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2018

Don't do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can I help them?

Hi, my little sister is 14 and she sent a video of herself being being sexual to two of her male classmates on a app called Snapchat. One of the boys recorded her from another phone and his mother found it. Now she wants to discuss the matter with my mother since the boy sent it around school. If... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Oct 12, 2018

There may be implications from both a criminal and child protection standpoint. I'd certainly recommend that your mother contact an attorney who is familiar with both criminal and family law matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do doctors excused absences fall under punishable offence with truancy?

My son is in kindergarten and has missed 9 days 6 of which were doctor excused noted and documents were sent to scool. With that being said can I the father still be turned in for truancy?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 3, 2018

No not truancy. But make a copy of each doctor's note before you give it to the school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a undertutor challenge a tutorship based on tutor not allowing phone calls?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 23, 2018

Need more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I get guardianship over a minor child?

My almost 17 year old not legally adopted son of mine's step mother called and asked if he could come live with me due to circumstances between him and his father. I want full legal guardianship of him so that I can enroll him in school, take him to Dr. appointments, etc. What steps or forms do I... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 6, 2018

It looks like you're in Missouri. You asked this in a forum for Louisiana.

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