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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: If a hearing officer's recommendation is appealed, does that mean that recommendation is in effect now?

Last year, my sons grandmother was given sole custody of my son with me having visitation. We went in front of a hearing officer last week, and she recommended joint custody with me being domiciliary parent. I appealed the recommendation due to me wanting sole custody and next court date is in... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 25, 2019

A change in custody recommendation is not enforceable if it has been appealed. A change in visitation is enforceable if it has been appealed. Hire a custody lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: My sons wife left him for another man after he was diagnosed with advanced cancer. Now she wants her part of home. Can

She force him out of the home?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2019

Your son's divorce attorney should be able to prevent this on the basis of his health.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Does child support in Louisiana stop when the child reaches 18 and has graduated high school ? This mother seems to

Be under the impression that she is to get child support while the 18 yr old is in college also ... this is not correct, am I right ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2019

Kid 18 and graduated from high school = child support over.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: When there is temporary alimony in the divorce ... judge stated this until she finds “Gainful Employment “

And she is working ... we confirmed it ... so can we file to have it stopped ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2019

If the transcript will say: "until she finds gainful employment" then you can file to decrease or terminate now.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: I was given a speeding ticket but the officer was selective enforcing writing tickets for only trucks

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2019

This may be evident from the video, if there is one, or by obtaining copies of all tickets written that day. Hire a Traffic Court attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on

Q: Can the comissioner deny my dissolution request of the stay away order

I called the police on my husband and he has a stay away order put on him i want it disolved. Can they deny this due to our being co defendants in another case?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2019

They can deny it for any number of reasons.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Banking for Louisiana on

Q: How can a dentist draw $32k in my name? “Without” me seeing contract from lender (signing). terms, conditions, interest

Informed in dentist office the paper work signed only pre qualified me. Did not know an active loan was in place until payment reminder came in mail from lender. Every “TILA” law was crushed in this whole process by said Dentist office and said lender. Both are working in conjunction against me... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 23, 2019

Assuming that you had the expensive dental work done the written documents you signed allow the dentist and the creditor to collect the money you agreed to pay from you; it doesn't matter what you were told before the procedure. If you are unhappy about the interest rate, contact a Louisiana lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can a arrp 575 fugitive warrant be lifted defented justed moved hasnt benable to report yet once the defendent reports

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2019

The defendant needs to report immediately and get his attorney to recall the warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: My father died in December 2017. Then my mother followed in October 2018. No succession was done.

After my father passed my brother and his girl friend moved in and kicked my mother out. He refused to do succession knowing I couldn't afford an attorney at the time because I was taking care of my mother. He recently died after getting married 3 days prior to his death. How do I get his 3 day... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2019

Hire a successions attorney and do an eviction.

2 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Hi I was wondering if I put my husband on my bank account could they take my money or freeze the account?

If I put him on it and the courts want more money or to levy or freeze it for what ever reason can they do it even if my name is on the account too?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 22, 2019

If your husband has a judgment against him or a child support garnishment, do NOT add him to any of your accounts.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on

Q: I came across a text message on my partner’s phone to her coworker about murdering me. What should I do?

Is it illegal in Louisiana to say that you’re going to murder someone via text?

Gary Kollin answered on May 22, 2019

It is not for me to tell you what to do. That is your personal decision

It is not a legal question. It is one of choice

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on

Q: What is the maximum penalties for animal at large Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Get a leash, update your dog's vaccinations and a fenced yard and you may have no penalties.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on

Q: Is there any way I can get it dropped or dismissed?

I am a mother of two boys. On mothers day, my husband and I got into a fight. He had called the cops. They arrived and put me in cuffs. He had told the cops that I throw something and hit my 9 year old son in the face. They kept telling me that I was only being detained. When I finally got let out... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Don't post your name on a public website.

Hire a criminal attorney to seek dismissal of the domestic abuse battery charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on

Q: A Lien was placed on my deceased fathers home with no proof that the money is owed but their attorney will not remove it

After his death me and my siblings were awarded the estate. His wife remodeled the house before listing it not realizing that it wasn't her property. The person that did the work was her nephew. They placed the Lien on the property and their attorney refuses to remove it. He has been given since... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Hire a real estate attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can I file for expungement of my convictions in Connecticut from Louisiana?

All misdemeanors

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Contact a CT criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: Mother left infant with me, he is now 2. How can I terminate parental right?

I don’t want her to show up and take him since she is biological parent

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

You can hire an adoption attorney to file for adoption and termination of parental rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: We were ordered by the court to take a "mini" evaulation, 4 years after I was awarded custody of my child in Aug. 2015

I have sole custody of my child for the last 3 years now. Failed drug screen and medical neglect in which my daughter had hearing loss up until she had tubes put. Dr called OCS on medical neglect. At that point my ex-wife was then awarded supervised visitations every other Saturday. She recently... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

You need a custody evaluation if you think that the custody evaluation was not performed adequately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Received letter from DCFS requesting verification that support be continued.

My daughter will be 18 in July. She is currently studying online with KAPLAN for her GED.

Enrollment ID: 1301077455

Purchase Date: 09/01/2018

Expiration Date: 09/01/2019

Once she has her GED she can and will apply for work in order to help provide for herself. Her... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Respond to DCFS that she is still in secondary school. She is entitled to receive child support until she turns 19 or gets her GED, whichever comes FIRST.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Mergers & Acquisitions for Louisiana on

Q: I hired a builder and he posted pictures of my signed contract online. Is that legal?

I gave them a bad review on Facebook

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 21, 2019

Whether what the builder did was "legal" is impossible to say without much more information. I will note that there is very little difference between what you did (post a bad review online) and what you say the builder did in response (posted pictures of your signed contact online.)

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: What if the victim dropped the charges

I'm the victim /girlfriend

On April 23,2019 my boyfriend James Kirby Watts and I got into an argument which lead to him putting me in the hospital. He's been charged with second degree battery. Would me dropping the charges against him help in any way?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 20, 2019

I doubt that any attorney will help you drop the charges against your boyfriend if he put you in the hospital.

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