Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Louisiana Child Custody Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If the mother loses her rights to her child are the maternal grandparents still considered as such? Visitation rights?

Child is 7yo. Grandparents raised from birth to 4yo when dad got out of prison. He remarried, moved to Louisiana and now wants sole custody. He has already completely cut the mother out with the exception of seeing her child when grands are allowed to have child.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 27, 2020

Grandparents can still get court ordered visitation by hiring a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My childs mother filed for sole custody (with several false accusations) without my knowledge

and has been granted sole custody of my child (leaving me with only supervised visitation) while he is still in my care and has been for the passed year. He is 3 years old. The police went to our old house with a search warrant looking for my child. I just found out about this case yesterday and it... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2020

You dont have a court appointed lawyer. You have a curator. Yiu need to hire a custody lawyer immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I gave temporary guardianship to my child’s god mother in 2018 an she doesn’t allow me to really see her and yesterday

She dropped her off to me And said she was tired of her and coyluldbt deal with her anymore but she’ll come get her on a. Off day what should i do I want my child to be given to my mom with my other kids

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2020

You or ur mother should hire a custody lawyer to revoke the temporary guardianship and give custody to your mother.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is 18 and no longer wants to live with her guardian. Can she move out?

My daughter is 18 years now and longer wants to be with her legal guardian. She has already left their house and refuses to go back. Since she is still in school can they make her go back to their house even if she is 18yrs old?

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

She is an adult at age 18 and can live anywhere she likes. But she would be an idiot not to finish high school.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Stipulated judgement completed and was turned over to court from our attorneys however

This was done for child custody and support not for property division; that’s scheduled later, but there was one clause that stated we were responsible for our own insurance and car notes but my spouse stated he would continue paying until the end of our divorce case. My question is does that go... Read more »

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

You should at the least get a family law attorney to review it immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my dad (who i do not live with) tries to pick me up, do I legally have to leave with him even if i feel unsafe?

I don't live with my dad, and I'm staying with my grandmother to visit for a few days, and this angered him and now he's threatening to come and take me. I feel very unsafe with him and do not wish to leave. Is there any reason why I would have to legally leave with him, or if we... Read more »

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

You are not providing enough information. Does either your mother or grandmother have legal custody of you? If not, they need to call an attorney to get legal custody. If someone has legal custody already, they need to contact their custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old, I’m 3 months from being 18. Am I allowed to move out without parents consent.

No additional information.

J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Dec 5, 2020

No, you are still considered a minor by law. You can jump out into the world and all of its accompanying responsibilities as an adult once you are 18. Until then, you could consult with a family law attorney to discuss emancipation, but that process would likely take you through your 18th... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband recently got joint custody with him being the domicile parent, how does he go about ending thechild support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

As the domiciliary parent, you owe him. You have a very short period to object to this. Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: im 16 in louisiana my mom is emotionally and verbally abusive what wil happen if i run away?

she says things like she wish i was never born accuses me of being with older men and right now she is trying to send me to a mental hospital so they can give me medicine and so i can be out the house, i wanna run away to my grandmas house we already have a case against her

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

Your Grandmother can hire a lawyer and file for custody. If you run away, you can be picked up and put in Florida Parishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 14 year old in the state of Louisiana decide which parent they want to live with

My fourteen-year-old son lives with his grandmother which is the father's mother and has lived there since birth and now at 14 wants to live with me the mother and the father stepped in and said no which I don't see how does he have the right to say no that my son can't live with me... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer. A 14 year old has some say, but not the only say in where he lives.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get custody of my niece when shes born or maybe even before hand?

My sister is due to give birth in 3 weeks and has been doing illegal substances the entire pregnancy and has been violent to others and self harmed and is homeless and has another child less than 2 years old in the states care i cant have children of my own and i am the only family member with the... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 22, 2020

You need to have an attorney involved as soon as possible, so that pleadings will be ready to file as soon as the child is born. Speak with an attorney who handles custody and family law matters. Good luck.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My mom got custody of my son when he was 4. He's now 12. She gave him back to me 3 years ago but she still has custody.

Dad isn't supposed to get him unless his living arrangements are stable. However the dad took the kid from me. My mom still has legal custody but won't help me get him from dad.

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

Then hire a untidy lawyer, get 3 months of clean monitored drug tests and get him back.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend turns 18 in a few months, but she is still in high school. If she leaves on her bday, can she be arrested?

She is in an abusive home with her dad and stepmom, but her dad has a lot of money. Like a lot. She says that on her 18th birthday she is going to leave to live with her mom and her dad told her that if she left then he would have her and her mother arrested. Legally, can he do that? She is still a... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Nov 20, 2020

Technically, if a child leaves home at 17, she cannot be arrested. However, her father could file to have her adjudicated as a delinquent. At 18, she is a legal adult and can live wherever she wants.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do arrears from previous relationship's child affect our current divorce and custody battle of our child?

My husband is $10K behind on his son from a previous relationship. I am looking to see how this will affect the out come of how much custody he receives of our son we have together and the current divorce.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 20, 2020

Unfortunately, your child suppoet is in line behind his previous child support order. But it does not affect custody of yiur child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I received a temporary child support order, and the arrears was left out. What do I do?

I have a private attorney, and when I told him that I didn’t see the arrears, he told me I will automatically get it. I don’t think that’s true.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

If it says it is retroactive to the date of filing, then he included it. If it doesn't, then he goofed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I’m trying to get custody of my daughter but the grandma won’t let me see her
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

Can't tell how Grandma got your daughter, whether it was ex parte or in juvenile court. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my daughter’s father for child support he haven’t provided for two years and also hospital costs he caused?

We never got to go to court for child support but after I got married I have wanted to sue him for the support he never provided and money he made me lose. I also want to terminate his rights. Him threatening me and harassing me I stopped talking to him unless it was about our daughter. He... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 18, 2020

You won't be completely done with him unless you marry someone and your new husband adopts.

Hire a child support lawyer to pursue him for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a judge take all of my rights to my children away with proof or evidence that I'm an unfit mother?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2020

Yes so you need to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My son turned 18 in September and no longer wants to live with his dad. Do we have to go to court

My son lives in Louisiana and his dad has had custody for the past year. He is 18 and no longer wants to live with his dad. He has dropped out of highschool. Can my son legally just leave or do we have to go back to court?

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

Over 18 and not in high school:

1) He can live where ever he likes.

2) No child support due for him unless he enrolls in Hi-Set before he turns 19.

3) If he is in high school or Hi-Set and lives on his own, then child support for him owed to son, not father.

4) If...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: If neither parent has custody and my 17 year old dosen't want to visit with the other parent does he or she have to

We have only been to child support court my daughter has lived with her mother but now lives with her father and she doesn't want to go to moms house anymore can she be forced to visit her mother

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

Show the last custody judgment to a lawyer. If you have no judgment, hire a lawyer to get one.

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.