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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in Louisiana and I'm trying to either modify or revoke his parental rights. He doesn't pay any support for her.

My child's father and I have joint custody. He gets her every other weekend and I have her the rest of the time. Now she saying for the past coue months she hasn't been with him she has been getting dropped off to his mom. But when he went to court he told them his main reason was because... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 26, 2021

Hire an attorney to file for Contempt. He should have to pay a minimum of $100 per month.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I live in New Orleans, and it says that if I would runaway voluntarily at the age of 17 that I wouldn’t be in trouble?

What is the difference between voluntarily running away and running away?

Can I run away at 17 and go to a women’s shelter?

I don’t want to get emancipated because my parents would never set foot in court but if I told them that I were to flee they would let me go.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2021

If you are being physically abused, call NOPD. Otherwise deputies can pick you up and put you in foster care for delinquency if you leave prior to age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: need information on Medicaid/child support and how they are connected in in Mississippi

i am a resident of Louisiana and so was my ex husband me and my ex husband got a divorce due to him cheating it was filed in January and granted in march i was also informed that me ex husband was expecting a new child with the female that he cheated on me with and is in a relationship with they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I feel like Im running out of options on what I can motion or ask the judge to do, any suggestions.

Nutshell version. Me and my ex live in different parishes. No current custody agreement. She has lots of criminal charges for harassing and other related charges towards me. she has been arrested multiple times and currently wanted. She is dating a sheriffs deputy where she lives and his whole... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If a mom dies but has put on paper giving custody to the grandmother, father is incarcerated, but also given temporary2

A person locally since mom died suddenly and gm is n another state, and a time limit was also given2 the temp guardian, when that time expires wut does gm do to get custody.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 8, 2021

Grandmother hires a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: When does a Hearing Officers Recommendations go into effect , and need to be followed for child custody
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 7, 2021

Immediately, unless an Objection is filed timely. Then it depends on whether it is a visitation or custody recommendation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What is Louisiana law on relocation that is under 75 miles away?

Shared custody, mother is domicile parent.

I’ve read where the judge will look at the reason for relocation. What are considered acceptable reasons for relocation by the court?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 5, 2021

Do you have any paperwork or orders between the parents and signed by the Judge which addresses this? If so, what does it say? If it does not address this, then you should go to court and get it set if the other parent does not agree.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: my aunt had guardianship of me since i was 6. I am 25. shouldn't she get Child support payments instead of my mom

I am 25 years old disabled & live with my aunt who has Guardianship of me since 6 years old and is my representative payee for Social Security, recently my dad started paying his arrears for child support payments after 15 years and has let me know. however my biological mother is receiving... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2021

Your Aunt needs to hire lawyer to file a change of recipient motion based on custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: When a child is adopted is the adopted parents names put on the birth certificate as the parents in place of the birth

Parent

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 24, 2021

The Judgment granting the adoption typically orders the state's vital records office to reissue the birth certificate. The adopted parents must then mail the judgment along with an application to the state office for the new certificate to be issued.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: is it illegal to audio record someone taking care of your child without their consent if you suspect child abuse?

I suspected that my ex-wife was abusing my children. So, I placed an audio recording device in a car that I own but she uses often. Sure enough, after I came back from work and listened to the recording, I found out that she was abusing my son to an extreme psychological level. What should I do? is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2021

No exception. It's still illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I request an ex parte temporary custody order if the child hasn’t been physically hurt yet ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 16, 2021

If the child is in danger, yes you can file for ex parte custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can my girlfriend, who lives with me, stay overnight when my 14 year old daughter stays with me.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes if you are divorced or were never married and you have been in this relationship for at least 6 mos.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do my fiancé and I get 50/50 custody of his 6 year old daughter?

The mother is an alcoholic. She has been driving drunk with the child in the car numerous times, even to bring her to my fiancé's mother's house. She lives in a terrible house with mice, mold, and holes in the walls. She is remarried and is the domilicary parent but never includes my... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jun 11, 2021

You need to hire a child custody lawyer and bring the Mother back to Court to seek a change in the current custody arrangements.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If I do not bring my infant to his mom .. I'm the father. Can I get in trouble. What is my rights

My son is not safe around his mom. I wanna know can I keep him til we go to court. Or will I be charged for kidnapping

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2021

Hire an attorney to file for Emergency Custody before she does. If there is no current custody judgment, then you cannot be arrested for kidnapping.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do if my ex is refusing my time for father's day?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 6, 2021

Get her to put it in an email or text. Then print it and hire a lawyer to file contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Louisiana vacated my children’s mother’s rights what does that mean
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 27, 2021

It means she can't see them and has no financial responsibility for them, but you do.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter's father (we were never married) left the state over 3 years ago (2018). He made a few half-hearted attempts

to visit her on weekends when he lived in a nearby state. Then he moved across the country and didn't continue contact (end of 2018). In the spring of 2019, I enrolled in Medicaid for my Daughter which triggered the state to initiate a support order. He saw her once on his trip to go to court... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2021

If you and your daughter had not had dinner with him a week ago, I would tell you to hire an adoption lawyer to do the intrafamily adoption by your husband. But there has to be no contact from him and no support for six months to do that.

Now your only choice is to hire a custody lawyer...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My attorney filed this exparte art 3945 in divorce petition on April 29, 2020. Courts did not give me date til 6/22/20

I still have not seen or spoke to my little girl in over a year. Courts still did not see or hear any of my evidence to protect my child from her father and his son, mother, daughter who all abused my child.

My husband now has my little girl brainwashed... forcing her to lie about me to... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 17, 2021

I do not think you asked a question in your post and also, you have an attorney. You need to ask your questions to your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I want to shorten the agreed visitation time because my child is not being well taken care of.

The agreed visitation time is two weeks due to the father work schedule. The recent visit took a turn for the worse and I saw how sick and unkept ,without my knowledge, his heat rashes and eczema has progressed, as well as a peaking cold. His father left him to visits his girlfriend and left the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 11, 2021

1) Get your child a Covid vaccination if over age 12,

2) if you have a judgment, you will have to hire an attorney to change it and can be held in contempt if you don't follow it in the mean time.

3) if you don't have a judgment, hire a custody lawyer to get one Nd you can...
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