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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Can police ticket someone whose license plate is obscured by wheelchair ramp
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes, the ramp must be installed so that it does not obscure the license plate, or the plate has to be moved so it is not obscured by the ramp.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a daughter we share custody. And I have a question.

Her father has a crazy work schedule and it changes often. I am not working and I am available 24/7. I am willing and able to keep her on all the days he works and he can have her any day he’s off and he is available to have her. But he wants to do one week he has her and one week I have her and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2021

You can hire a custody lawyer to modify custody. But if your child is over age 5, you are obligated to contribute to her support.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: My boyfriend has a criminal attorney already and he and I wanna get married and the state of Louisiana

Has a criminal protective order put out on him on my behalf is it possible to get a peace bond so we can marry each other

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

Even generally, unless that Order of Protection is removed then technically that groom does not have any legal right to make any proximal physical contact with you, let alone marrying you, per terms and conditions of that order.

Have his attorney provide a better way to handle that correctly.

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can city police officer legally pull someone over outside city limits after a natural disaster for seatbelt violation
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 19, 2021

Yes but they probably won't appear in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Filing for child support against child’s father. Never married.

Never married. Child’s father lives in different state. Does not help financially so I’m filing for child support. If I file will he have visitation rights in his state? He’s the non custodial parent , will I have to file for full custody of our child even considering he barely sees the child... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 18, 2021

You need to file for both child support and custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Got speeding ticket in 2020, Covid shut all down, lost job forgot ticket What do I do
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 17, 2021

Hire a traffic ticket lawyer to recall attachment and deal with ticket...before you get arrested.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Innocent juvenile son detained today after questioned and released days earlier; guilty person previously confused

He has no knowledge about innocent or seen innocent

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2021

Hire a juvenile court criminal defense lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: Can my ex husband obligate my daughter & grandkids 16 & 11 myself to leave house after hurricane IDA ?

Ex husband house has electricity and running water , its safe and secure , my grandson has asthma and my daughter and i have health conditions

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2021

If your ex husband bought the house before you were married or after you were divorced you have no right to squat in his home. However, if the home was purchased during the marriage, you are a co-owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a ticket in the mail if police didn't see me leave my son alone for some minutes in AC- car?

I had left my 3 year old son alone in car with AC on, a tablet to play with but I had the key inside and driver's side unlocked. I went for about 10 minutes. Some people saw him, called the cops and brought him out of the car. I came out and saw him with them. It really was stupid of me. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2021

Yes they can still charge you. If you get charged, hire juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my name is on a global watchlist as reinstated, would this prevent me from getting an exspungment?

I have a misdemeanor from 2004 for unlawful alcohol sale and I just got reinstated no arrest for pretrial for Medicaid fraud. I was told my name will stay on the list ten years. Can I get my records clear or do I have to wait ten years?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 5, 2021

Your question is not clear. I guess you are trying to say your license to sell alcohol has been reinstated. "No arrest for pretrial for Medicaid fraud", means what? Does that mean you are out on bond with a misdemeanor charge pending? Call a criminal attorney to clarify your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: On my way to work in the oil field and I live in Texas I was driving to rig through Louisiana and hit a gate no one

There to speak with had to get to rig but next day spoke with lady I fixed her gate but Caddo parish La filed hit and run against me. What can I do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 4, 2021

A Louisiana attorney should advise here, but your post remains open for a week and the clock is ticking on your answering the hit and run. You could reach out to local attorneys in Louisiana to discuss your response, and whether it could be handled without your appearance, since you're in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a custody order against my son father. He has been on the run for two weeks refusing to get served

Today i and local sheriff went to his residence to receive my son and serve him but he refuse to answer the door what should I do? I just want my son back haven’t heard from him in two weeks. I followed every protocol.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2021

A custody lawyer can get a civil warrant for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Filed Divorce: 5/2018 (pursuant to LA Civil Code Article 102. Default Judgment denied: 4/2019

The motion was denied even though the parties were separated even before filing for the divorce. The court's reason was "a 102 divorce cannot be taken by default".

What should my next step be in order to get this divorce finalized?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2021

Your next step should be to hire a divorce lawyer so that you don't keep spinning your wheels.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I obtain emergency custody of my minor children where there is NO court order or even divorce decree?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 1, 2021

You should contact a family law/divorce attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will know the procedure that should be followed and make arrangements to file and present the Petition for Emergency Custody to the judge for his/her consideration.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can an employer decline a resignation letter because you gave them a 2 weeks notice and you gave your last job a 30 day?

Hello,

I need to seek advice regarding an decline of my resignation letter to a company. I work for an Autism company as a Board certified Behavior Analyst. I respectfully put in my 2 week notice as stated in the company handbook. The company declined my resignation letter and stated oh... Read more »

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Aug 31, 2021

At-will employment states do not require you to provide any notice before resigning your employment. Your employer cannot force you to continue working after your two-week notice period has expired. in addition, assuming you can transition your workload to other individuals over the next two weeks,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: What options available to have my elderly aunt discharged from a facility after suicide attempt thru overdose?

Suicide attempt possibly a side affect of her shingle medication. I have power of attorney.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 28, 2021

Get mental health professional to examine her and find her competent. Then get her vaccinated for shingles so she can avoid that problem reoccurrring.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Q: My 28 year old son lives in Texas but works in oil field all over and he was driving through Louisiana and hit a gate no

No one was there to talk to so he went on to work since he talked with the owner fixed the gate but now La charged him with a hit and run

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 28, 2021

He needs to hire a criminal attorney in that parish and find his proof of paying for the gate.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: I live in Louisiana, a friend wants me to adopt her 13 year old daughter. Do we have to have a lawyer?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 27, 2021

Adoption law is a specialized area of law and, unless you are familiar with it, a lot can go wrong. And if one thing isn't done right, the whole adoption can fall apart. Therefore, it's important that you have an attorney who knows how to handle adoptions. Good luck, and... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Libel & Slander for Louisiana on
Q: what do i do if i lied on a police statement and want to change it
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 27, 2021

My careful, conservative answer is that before you do anything more, you should contact a lawyer, preferably a criminal defense lawyer, and discuss the specifics of this----- for example, why did you give a statement---was it as a witness to an accident, or as a witness to an alleged crime, or was... Read more »

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