Louisiana Adoption Questions & Answers

Q: How do I begin the process of terminating parental rights? We have not heard from my childs father in 6 months?

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If you and your spouse have been married for over 6 months, your spouse can file to adopt the child at this time. This would terminate the father's rights. This is a relatively inexpensive process, compared to a private adoption. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and costs involved.

Q: Where can i get free or low cost legal help to adopt twin 3 year old boys at Texas CPS. They are ready for adoption .

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Are you looking to adopt them in Louisiana? If so, I'm not sure what free resources, if any, are available. I would be happy to speak with you and discuss your case and the potential fees and and expenses; feel free to give me a call.

Q: Can I adopt my niece who is the age of 35 years old ?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes if she wants to be adopted hire an adoption attorney.

Q: Currently in abusive relationship while fostering. Abuser cares for special needs kids while I work. Can I foster alone?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to document the abuse directed to you or your brother and sister, with a nanny cam or private investigator.

Q: How does my husband go about adopting my son. Ww been married for 28 years my son is almost 30

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
This is a fairly simple process that’s done by affidavit. An attorney familiar with adoption law can let you know what documents are needed and the cost. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you further.

Q: Can the court waive the 1 year resident requirement under Ch C Art. 1238?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 22, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No and they won't because it would invalidate the adoption.

Q: gow Can I adopt my cousins baby when he is born? Both parents willing to sign over rights at the hospital.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an adoption attorney now, in advance, so all the paperwork can be ready for the birth.

Q: My grand-d has lived with me & my husband since birth. Father filing for custody ??How is custody decided?????

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody lawyer. You have no legal rights at this time.

Q: My ex husband and I have been divorced for 4 years we have one child together but I have a 9 year old

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It is no longer an intra family adoption. It can still be done as a private adoption and the bio Dad's rights will have to be terminated

Q: my sons family law case

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 29, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to hire an attorney to file for contempt.

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: Adoption in Louisiana

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
The father’s rights would be terminated in the adoption proceedings. Give me a call and I’ll be happy to discuss the procedure further, including costs.

Q: can a decision against the father in an intrafamily stepparent adoption be appealed

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Appeals / Appellate Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Yes, the judgment can be appealed; however, there are specific and strict deadlines that must be adhered to. You should seek the assistance of an attorney immediately to ensure that your rights are protected.

Q: I HV been raising my cousin since birth and I would like to adopt him he is now 6 years old and his mom agrees

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
An adoption attorney can do an intrafamily adoption for you if the father has not paid support for at least six months and has not seen the child for at least six months.

Q: Can I get custody of my ex gf son? Will the state remove him from his current home (mine) during adoption process?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to file for emergency custody.

Q: I live New Orleans can you legally serve someone papers at McDonald's

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can be served anywhere, as long as it is properly done - ie. by the Sheriff's Department or via a properly appointed private process server.

Q: I have a 3 year old son. His father & I have been divorced for 14 months, and he has been nonexistent in his son's life.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No that plan won't work. Your Dad and his wife can adopt, but then you are out of the picture. You can wait until you do consider remarriage. You can seek sole custody now. You will need an attorney for all of the above.

Q: Can I legally go to court as the mother and give my friend custody of my baby without father's consent? (father unknown)

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your friend's lawyer or your's need to review details with you before the state steps in and mucks everything up.

Q: I am in Houma Louisiana. My child is 17 and wants to change his name from his fathers. Does he need the fathers permissi

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 11, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Prior to his 18th birthday he needs his parents' permission. After his 18th birthday he does not.

Q: Can anything be done about the non-custodial parent in Louisiana?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call a family law attorney to file Contempt and then you can extend the option of surrendering parental rights to avoid contempt

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