Louisiana Questions & Answers

Q: When you are ordered to pay child support through the state but are hurt and cannot work, due to that injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
No, you have the obligation of filing with the court to ask that the child support obligation be modified. Otherwise, it continues as previously ordered.

Q: What is considered the first weekend of the month for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Typically it's defined as the first weekend of the month that contains both Friday and Sunday within the same month.

Q: If someone is trying to falsely accuse me of something big should i reach out to the authorities and write a statement?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Not without talking to an attorney first and having the attorent review it first.

Q: I need a free or cheap divorce. Please help

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If you need a free divorce, you'd have to qualify through your local Legal Aid office. Some lawyers will charge a reduced fee if the divorce is uncontested, especially if children aren't involved.

Q: Legal age to care for minor children (babysit) in Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
To my knowledge, there's no "legal" age in Louisiana.

Q: What is Louisiana statute 15:544 E (1)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
You can google it

Q: We have raised my husband great niece for 13 years. Would it be hard for us to get custody of her.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No it would not be hard for you to get custody, or even adopt.

Q: What happens if the person who was going to be the executor died and it wasn't changed?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Someone else would need to apply to be appointed. Some wills have an alternate executor if the primary person appointed is unable or unwilling to serve.

Q: Time sensitive: How to go about filing a motion to appeal parental rights? Lost parental rights on 9-18 has 30 days.

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You will need to find an attorney to represent him and to timely prepare and file the motion for appeal.

Q: My son's mother has been and lived with her boyfriend since 2013. Can his income be used for child support purposes?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Judges only count overnights. No, boyfriend's income irrelevant to child support.

Q: My son is being taken from mom by the state and they want me to have him, but I have a warrant for child support for him

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Go get a loan quickly and claim your son or your kid may go to foster care.

Q: Can a Louisiana mandate appoint two mandataries?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Yes. And they can be designated to act independently of each other OR be required to both act together.

Q: Assumption Parish , filing for a divorce (uncontested) what do I have to do?? he left a year ago (abandonment)

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Contact an attorney who handles divorces. Many attorneys will offer a reduced fee for uncontested divorces where no other issues are involved, such as custody, support, or community property. Give me a call and I"ll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs.

Q: Where do I go to report a public official using his office and power of position to interfere in divorce proceedings?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If he's an attorney, you can file a complaint with the LA Attorney Disciplinary Board. The forms can be found here: https://www.ladb.org/Complaint/HowTo.aspx

Q: Is their any penalties by Louisiana Law If I do not receive my lump sum settlement check within 30 days?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Worker's comp settlements have to be approved by the worker's compensation judge. Settlement funds have to be paid within 30 days of approval of the settlement. However, indemnity benefits usually are payable until the settlement is approved.

Q: If there is doubt I am the biological father, but have already signed a birth certificate, do I still pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you have any doubt about paternity, hire an attorney to file a disavowal. If not, pull out the checkbook

Q: In Louisiana can u file for custody before divorce I have 2 toddlers & need something in writing so he can’t keeo my kid

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a divorce attorney to file for both custody and divorce. Louisiana only has ex parte custody in emergency situations (substance abuse, neglect, physical abuse, etc) because parents have equal rights.

Q: A lady wants to give me her newborn after she has it how do i go about getting full custody?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You would need to hire an attorney who’s familiar with handling private adoptions. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss the process with you further, including the costs involved.

Q: im faced with unexpected custody hearing and cannot financially obtain representation what can i do RS 9:345??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 18, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You need an attorney; your child is too important to go to court without adequate representation. If you can't afford one, call your local legal aid office.

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