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Q: Separated for 5 years lived apart in this time . Is my wife entitled to child support ? We are doing our divorce now
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 23, 2020

If you have children under 18 and they live with her, yes she can get child support.

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Q: Is there any way i can keep my child with me until a new custody order is sought out?

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 21, 2020

It will probably take more than that for a lawyer. Take pictures surreptitiously.

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Q: How is joint custody dertemined?

In Louisiana would a judge grant joint custody of a school age Child if the parents live in two separate parishes?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 19, 2020

If too far away to commute, no. If close to each other, yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Daughter father lawyer up

My daughter father didn’t agree on amount when went to child support court so he asked for a lawyer and the date pushed back. Can a lawyer stop him from paying child support? Or lower his portion? I can’t afford a lawyer so what shall I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 13, 2020

You have a lawyer if you are going through support enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a little girl and her daddy is not on birth certificate but recently we went to child support office

And did dna test of course it came back she was definitely his. But I have a dr appt today and his mother was going to keep her is there anyway they could keep me from getting her back?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

If you don't have a custody judgment, then yes. She doesn't have to return your child. Hire a custody lawyer Nd file for cuatody.

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Q: Why would we both need to adopt if the child is already biologically hers? She is the birth mother

See previous question

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

It's an Intra-Family Adoption. Actually it's you who adopts but she joins you in the Petition that she consents. It can ONLY be done while you are married.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I obtain custody and what type of custody do I file for?

I am a women who has been with my wife for 14 yrs and married to her for 4yrs. We share a daughter who is biologically hers but I have been the primary parent since she was 8 months and she is now 15yrs old. We are divorcing and the daughter wants to reside with me. My wife is ok with it as I have... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer. Before you divorce, the two of you could adopt then do a Consent Judgment for custody as part of your divorce.

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Q: can I get my daughter back from her grandmother if there’s no custody agreement in place ?

I let her stay with her grandmother until I could get myself together and now I want to get her back and she also wants to come back with me . Could I just take her ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 9, 2020

Absolutely. Just pick her up from school. But have a lawyer waiting in the wings because grandmother will file for emergency custody. Make sure you have a job, home and can pass a drug test.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Whats the process when filing to seek custody or "Ex Parte" custody?

My birth mom is seeking custody of me again because she knows how poorly my adopted family treats me. They have been horrible to my mental health and have been all my life, even resulting in a few suicide attempts and a hospitalization. Whats the process for her seeking custody? Is there anything,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

You have already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Consequences for running away at 15?

Living with my adopted parents has gotten unbearable. I have access to my real family because my adopted parents are related to my family but were never in close ties with them. I've talked to my birth mom and grandmother and they've said that if it gets too bad to come by them but i wanted to know... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

1) if you run away, you could end up a delinquent in Florida Parishes.

2) If your mother and grandmother think it is in your best interest to get you back, theynshould hire a custody lawyer.

3) You have some say, but not the only say about where you live.

4) If 1)-3) don't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Under an article 102 does the defendant have to file reconventional demand if a counter suit is filed?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 6, 2020

Not even close to enough information provided. Hire a domestic attorney and show her all the pkeadings.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If i share joint custody with my ex wife do i have to pay child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Joint custody has little effect on child support. Even shared custody can result in child support if there is a disparity in your incomes.

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Q: My ex-wife has sole custody can she move to another state with the kids

I lost custody because I couldn't afford to contest the divorce.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 5, 2020

You should seek the help of a family law attorney asap to seek to modify your rights. And you can contest the out-of-state move at the same time.

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Q: If the mother fail to follow the joint custody agreement what will happen if court see the evidence of her failing

The agreement which was agreed on is their a way can I get the agreement switch around

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Your attorney can file to both modify the custodial agreement and to hold her in contempt and assess her with attorney fees and court costs.

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Q: So I'm 17 and live in Louisiana. I live with my grandparents but my mom wants to take me away. Can she get custody of me

She already got custody of my younger siblings. Don't want to leave and go with her.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 4, 2020

Then tell your Grandparents to hire a custody lawyer.

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Q: I lost custody of my kids in a divorce can I take it back to court for joint custody

I lost custody because I didn't have the money to contest the divorce

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 2, 2020

You can appeal it within 30 days or hire an attorney and file for a change in custody after there is a change in circumstances.

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Q: Niece & husband are divorcing, if the judge orders joint custody of their child do they have to live in the same state?

She left for fear of her and their 3 year old daughter's well being and came to live with my wife and I in another state. She does not want to go back to LA, but must now for the divorce proceedings the husband filed. He is suing for full custody but will probably get at least joint custody - she... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2020

She should not have left with the child without permission of the court. She needs to hire a custody lawyer in that Parish immediately to seek divorce & custody & relocation

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was awarded physical custody and change of domicile through Michigan courts. Myself and the child have lived in

Louisiana since 2017. How can I change the jurisdiction from Michigan to Louisiana?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 26, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to file a Petition to Recognize a Foreign Judgment.

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Q: Can my 17 year old legally move out without parents consent in Calcasieu Parish?

Me & my children's father have joint custody but with him being designated as domiciliary parent. I'm wondering if my 17 year old can legally move in with me without her father's consent?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 24, 2020

No Dad has custody. Your son has to wait or you need to seek custody.

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