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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the legal distance for discharging a firearm in Louisiana?
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Oct 26, 2020

I apologize, but I think you're going to have to provide more information in order to get a meaningful response. What are you shooting at? Where are you shooting - city limits, outside city limits, proximity to a road? What caliber handgun/shotgun/rifle are you shooting? Why are you asking... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have 2 daughters with my wife and 1 baby with a woman I had an affair with. She wants child support,Will it decrease

Will she get less money on child support because I have other children? Will it help low the cost?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Oct 26, 2020

The judge is not legally required to consider the other children, unless there is a court order of support for them. The judge may consider the fact that you have other children in your household to deviate from the child support guidelines, but he/she is not required to.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I am 18 before I graduate can I move out and if not if I were to get married then could I legally move out?

My mom is very mentally abusive and and I tried to move out but she called the cops and they said I couldn’t move out till I graduate and me and my boyfriend have been talking about marriage and I was wondering if I could move In with him legally if we get married

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Oct 26, 2020

If you are 18 you legally can move out, and law enforcement cannot stop you.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: I own an early childhood daycare center. What type of lawyer should I get for a defamation case against a parent?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 26, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could best advise, but you await a response for a month. You would need a libel/slander lawyer; you're in the right category. You could reach out to attorneys to discuss, but keep in mind that these types of cases are not handled on a contingency basis like car accidents.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: if you feel your the problem in your home or get blamed for everything can you leave and stay in a girls home till 18?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 26, 2020

No you are a minor. You cannot leave without permission. Ask for counseling.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: What area of law would I seek assistance?

I have not been served foreclosure papers. Mortgage holder contracted property preservation company to service our home. I discovered our front door and locks have been changed. Our home was ransacked with much of our belongings broken or destroyed. Police report in hand

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. A place to start could be to reach out to attorneys who handle foreclosure/banking/real estate matters - those categories appear on this website. There is a Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could also search independently... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My sister has a 16 and a 14 year old. She has some custody of her children since 2015. Can she move out of state?

He Ex is saying that is kidnapping.

She has sole custody

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 24, 2020

It's not kidnapping but it could cause her to lose custody. She needs to hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: We both agreed to drop child support. How do I go about doing this. Who do I call. My case is in Louisiana.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 24, 2020

Go to the D.A.'s offuce in your Parish.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Custody

I’m going to get custody of my daughters, what are some things that could help build my case? I have proof that the mother does drugs around them. Videos of her allowing my 9 month old at the time drink a beer. She doesn’t care for them probably, and hoax of other things! What else could I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 24, 2020

Give your attorney a list of the 10 worst things your can say about your ex and let your attorney pick what to use.

Yes you working offshore seriously hurts your custody case.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: I'm a lawful permanent resident for 2 years, how can I divorce my husband who's not in the country

I got married outside the USA in a different country. I relocated to the USA with my son and have lived separately from my husband for 2 years, I want to divorce him and move on with my life as our marriage disintegrated prior to moving. He is in my home country

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 24, 2020

Hire a divorce lawyer. You can be divorced here.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if someone is arrested again for D.A. after bonding out on a Gwens bond?

My child’s father was arrested and held until having a Gwens hearing he was recently arrested again for D.A. with strangulation. I’m just curious if he will have another bond hearing or they will just hold him with no bond.

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

I would be surprised if he is let out on a bond again after violating the first and reoffending

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: If putting up personal signs made around town, what can we do if stolen?

Every time we put signs out certain people are stealing them and burning them.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. One option might be to select locations in busier areas where crowds or the possibility of video surveillance would discourage taking them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What's the law in louisiana (baton rouge) about custody modification?

It hasn't even been a year yet and my child's father has filed like 5 times trying to modify custody. He nothing has changed for him to get her the extra days. He brought it up once he got served child support papers. He says he can't afford to pay all that so he's going to try... Read more »

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

He has to show a change in circumstances to modify custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: My roommate has physically harmed me, and she works for the apartment complex. The complex will not terminate my lease.

I need to end my lease early because I am in an unsafe environment, but my apartment complex will not let me. Is there a way for me to get out of the lease?

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

File a Petition for Protection against your roommate.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: How much time does kidnapping carjacking strangulation carry
E. Alexander Laird
E. Alexander Laird answered on Oct 20, 2020

Carjacking carries between 2 and 20 years. Kidnapping varies greatly depending on several including whether the victim is injured or whether she was held for ransom.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I just need to know if you file a motion or put in the record the things court ordered.

The court order is for one parent to move from another state back to Louisiana in 3 months. This was done in less then two weeks. The order also states to come up with an agreed upon parenting plan to submit to the court. We have the plan figured out. I just need to know do I file it as a motion to... Read more »

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

Your attorney can draft a Consent Judgment as to the parenting plan and an Affidavit as to the relocation.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my grandmother gain custody of me in court even though I'm 17?

My mom has been very neglectful towards me and not my sisters so I'm wondering if my grandmother on my dad's side of the family can get custody of me in court

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

You are a minor. Yes your grandmother can seek custody of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child support

If I have proof via her social media and text messages stating she has a job, the link to book an appointment with her and as well her saying she makes more money than me, can I submit t evidence in court to support my case since she stated she did not have a job?

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

Print all of your evidence for your attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child support

My baby’s mother is taking me to court for child support. In our initial appearance in court the amount they calculated me to pay was $800 because she SAID she didn’t have a job. Which is in fact not true! We have trial coming up do you have any tips on what I should present to the court on my... Read more »

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

Hire a private detective to prove she is lying.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get full custody?

Is there a way to get full custody of my kids with no visitation from mother due to the fact that she abuses drugs around them??

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

Absolutely. Hire a custody lawyer

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