Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In

Louisiana Questions & Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on

Q: I am looking to have my husband, my sons step father adopt my son. His biological father left when he was 4 weeks old.

Can you tell me what needs to be done and what I am looking at cost wise?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2019

Attorneys can't quote prices on Justia. Hire an adoption attorney. Have your husband do a criminal background check for adoption at the State Police.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: ok Louisiana has a brake tag law but im from Mississippi witch dose not have a law on brake tag could a Louisiana cop g

Give a ticket for being in Louisiana with out a brake tag even if i have a Mississippi plate

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 14, 2019

No a LA ticket for no inspection sticker on a MS registered car can be dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Louisiana on

Q: Once a settlement agreement has been reached on a minor injury case that was settled out of court how long does the ins

The insurance company have to have a judge sign and issue payment to the parent.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2019

30 days after notice of judgment to pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on

Q: Breech of protection order by sale of personal effects / community property. What can be done about this issue?

I had a protection order placed on me. During the po and divorce time frame my now ex-wife sold my tools, tool box, air compressor, golf cart, boat and my father's boat. All these items value is close to 12000 US Dollars. Can I press charges on her since I could not while she had po in place? What... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2019

Protective Order on you did not prohibit her from selling your property. But a TRO against alienation against her in divorce would have. Call your divorce lawyer to file contempt.

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

Q: When is custodial parent negligent?

Ex wife has custody. I have supervised visits. No other family or friends available to assist me with visits. Leaves my ex-wife to supervise or be present, and she is not willing. Therefore I have not been able to visit with my children as per judges ruling. Sept 1 she allowed me to visit her home... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 13, 2019

You are probably eligible to hire license mental health professional or law enforcement to supervise your visitation. Ask your custody attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Can the state legally garish my wages without a court order to do so?

I’ve been paying my wife court ordered child support since March 2019. I haven’t missed one payment and she just now decided to go through the state and let them take care of it. I received a notice in the mail for a redirection of child support from the state. They stated that I failed to pay... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Garnishment only should have been possible if you fell behind. Make a chart showing every payment you made and print every cancelled check. Then hire a. child support attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: A girl I dated a few years ago for a short time just messaged me on Facebook saying that she had my child.

I dated this girl for only a few weeks. She showed her true colors an i quickly realized I didn’t want a relationship with her so we parted ways. This has been about 3 years ago. An we haven’t seen or talked to each other since. Today I get a Facebook message from her saying that she will see... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

I would recommend you get off facebook and wait until you get served. Then hire an attorney immediately.

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

Q: How do I file for court ordered child support arrears in Louisiana?

My ex husband owes me $1500 a month in child support arrears from September 2017 until February 2019 when I had to give custody to my mom bc I couldn’t take care of him without support.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hire a private attorney or call Support Enforcement at the D.A.'s office.

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

Q: If there is no formal custody agreement, do both parents have the same rights to a child?

There is no court-ordered custody agreement but the father does pay child support and the child is with the mother more than 50 percent of the time. Does the father still have the same custodial rights as the mother?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Yes, until someone goes to court and gets a custody judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: After filing for divorce the ex has moved and I have no address for the papers to be served. What can I do about that??

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Your attorney can file a Motion to Appoint a Private Process Server

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: S t. Tammany judge violated La.R.S. 9:364, granting sole custody of my then, 9yr old Granddaughter. My recourse?

I've just learned of this revised statute. He had supervised visits for 2 years as he was in and out of jail first tears of his daughter's life. A positive drug test by Mother who very obviously did great job raising an exceptional child and blatant lies with NO proof, brought on by disgruntled,... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 10, 2019

If you believe your granddaughter is not in a stable environment, you need to discuss the issue with a custody lawyer as soon as possible.

View More Answers

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

Q: My x and I have a custody trial set. She lost the divorce she is af. So before the trial she ran 2 counties over and

Filed a restraining order. The original order has already restrained her until trial.

She is denying me custody. We have a 7/7 joint custody. Nearly everything she listed is on the interrogations from the original trial and my facts stuck and hers were tossed and she lost. Now we have... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 10, 2019

You need to discuss these issues with your custody lawyer. Also, this panel is for Louisiana, not MS.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can a lawsuit be filed against a hospital?

Recently upon checking my credit report, I noticed a medical bill listed. However, I have never been admitted to that hospital nor did I live in that state. Therefore, someone(I have an idea who) used my name, date of birth and social security number. Can a lawsuit be filed against the hospital?

Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 10, 2019

A Louisiana attorney could advise best on this, but your question remains open for two weeks, and it's advisable to take timely measures with this. Before moving forward with formal legal action against the hospital, you could contact their billing and collection department and ask them how the... Read more »

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

Q: Is my fiancée allowed to babysit my children?

My ex husband and I have joint custody but I am domicile. Last year I got engaged and my ex husband, out of jealousy, states he forbids my fiancée to babysit our 2 daughters when I have to work and my fiancée doesn’t. Is it illegal for my fiancée to babysit them? He will be their stepfather... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

You can choose any babysitter you like. If they have a criminal background, this would jeopardize your custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on

Q: If someone is pointing a laser beam at you in Shreveport Louisiana what steps to take to get them arrested

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Call the Sheriff's office to file a criminal complaint

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Ex husband is $27,000 behind in child support, what are my options?

Since the child support order was issued over 4 years ago, he has only made 4 payments. In our divorce decree (which he did not show up to court to sign - but after so many times being postponed, the judge granted my divorce) he does not have any visitation rights to my children and it is stated... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Make sure you renew the arrears judgment every 10 years so that if he ever receives an inheritance, you can seize it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: I was a 1099 employee appointed with the company. ........

The upper lines put in surveillance cameras in the workplace. They claimed these cameras had no audio. But now, after leaving, I have determined they do have active audio. There are no signs or notices in the building about the audio surveillance. Is that legal?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Thus is an employment law question.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Louisiana on

Q: Can a will be executed BEFORE the death of the person who initiated the will?

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 9, 2019

A will MUST be executed during lifetime. It is not possible for a person to create and sign a will after he or she dies.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: Ex changed my visit day 2x and his gf just refused to allow my son to come to his little brothers bday party. Help!

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 9, 2019

If you are being jerked around by your ex, hire a custody attorney to obtain a schedule and if it's ignored, file for contempt.

3 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Wrongful Death, Elder Law and Probate for Louisiana on

Q: If the now deceased, added a stepchild to their bank account, does that person have rights to spend after death?

The non adopted stepchild has been reported to state authorities for neglect, exploitation of my elder family member whom died with the case still open. Death was 3 months ago. We the family a still waiting on answers from EPS, but afraid this stepchild has not only contributed to his death, but... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst answered on Sep 9, 2019

These wrongs have remedies but you need to hire an attorney without delay to pursue them. Yes, as far as the bank is concerned the stepchild can drain the account. But a court can stop that. You must act quickly.

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.