Louisiana Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: How can I forgive child support arrears?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
That can be done in the judgment changing custody. It would just need to specify that any and all arrearage is satisfied and/or forgiven. I would suggest having an attorney prepare a voluntary transfer of custody. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including attorney fees and court costs.

Q: What is the difference between full custody and tutorship in louisiana?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
A tutor can assert a minor child's legal rights. A custodian is the adult with whom a child lives and who may seek child support.

Q: We have a 17 year old daughter who moved out last night because she didn’t want to be punished. How to emancipate?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A 17 year old can be emancipated without the concurrence of her parents. Therefore, if your daughter is in agreement, her mother would not have to be involved.

Q: We had a consent judgement done granting father custody. The state has taken the kids. How do i get them?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an attorney and intervene in the juvenile court case.

Q: What rights do grandparents have in Louisiana due to us living with them for four years and myhaving criminal history?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you and the father agree on every5hing, a mediator can draft the paperwork to effectuate what you want. However, your parents can always file for custody asserting that custody for neither if you is in the best interests of the children.

Q: I have soul custody of my 4 children. I want to let the oldest one who is 15 go live with his mother.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.

Q: What can I do to protect my daughter from husbands girlfriend who is on drugs

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Print every thing you can find about the girl friends record. Next hire a private investigator to document that he is taking your child to visit her or that she is visiting him while he has your child. Then hire a custody attorney.

Q: Can my kids father take child without any agreement. Never been to court he is only ordered to pay child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to hire a custody attorney. It sounds like you have a hearing date coming up for ex parte custody

Q: My sons father has custody and moved him out of state. Is he in violation of my visitation rights?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody lawyer and file for contempt and immediate return of your child.

Q: Custody and lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 19, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need a lawyer for your custody and child support disputes. You don't give enough information to answer your questions.

Q: Is there any lawyer in the Alexandria La area that is willing to help my wife end the bullying from her exhusband?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Justia is not a lawyer referral service. Google Ouachita Parish custody lawyer

Q: Can you file custody paperwork for a child before it's born?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No but he can follow on day of birth or thereafter.

Q: will a lawyer represent you

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can hire an attorney at any time during your representation. What each attorney charges varies, and your answer would likely depend on whether the attorney feels your initial petition is adequate or needs to be amended. I recommend that you call around to find a family law attorney whose fees you can afford. I wouldn't recommend going to court without having an attorney who knows the law and procedure required to adequately prove your case.

Q: How can I get custody of my kids when the mom has not had them in almost two years bc her addiction to drugs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to seek custody and termination of child support.

Q: How long does a non domicile parent have to give the domicile parent before visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You don't supply enough details. Consult with a custody attorney in Louisiana.

Q: Mom of 3, dad on Christmas Eve jus up and took my kids from me haven’t returned them since.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you have a custody judgment, your attorney can hold him in contempt. If you don't have a judgment you need an attorney to file for one.

Q: Can someone that you were in a relationship with... get custody of your child? After you break up.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Unless child was born by immaculate conception, both biological parents have equal rights. Hire a custody lawyer to file for a custody judgment.

Q: Do I have to rotate my Federal and State deduction each year with the Biological father if he doesn't pay child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call your family law attorney to file a Motion to change that clause based on his arrears.

Q: Do I have to get the father to resign a Child Travel Consent acknowledgement if he doesn't support the child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Permission to travel can either be voluntary or court ordered by a Judge. Call your custody lawyer.

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