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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Am I able to change jurisdiction from Louisiana to Florida?

My Custody and Support case was filed in Louisiana in 2016. My children and I moved to Florida just prior to my ex husband filing for divorce. The children have permanent residence in Florida since 2017. My ex husband refuses to pay court ordered child support, this is the third time I will have to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 20, 2019

Hire a FL child support lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Once paternity is established how do you go about visitation? Will that be decided the same day as child support?!

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 18, 2019

An attorney would have to review the pleadings to tell you what is set on your court date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Im filling for custody of my child his mother dont want to do co-parenting were i have asked 3 days to have him a week

And she want let me see him and moving out of town in say she not coming to court

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 13, 2019

You need to hire a custody lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Are there restrictions that would prevent me from moving out of state with my children if I have full custody?

Their father is only allowed 2 supervised visits per month for 4 hours each.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 11, 2019

Yes you still have hoops to jump through. Hire a custody lawyer to make sure you don't drop the ball.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Yes maam Thank you! Do you know any you would suggest and THAT would WORK pro-bono?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

I can't see your original question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a 2 year old son, i live in louisiana his biological father lives in texas.

Im the only one on the birth certificate. His biological father has never met him, his biological father has never contacted me since he was born but recently ive heard that he was gonna bring me to court for paternity and custody. I have text message proof from him and multiple people where he... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 10, 2019

Yrs it is entirely possible that he will end up on the birth certificate and with some.visitation. you need to hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my children back?

I am a recovering drug addict. My husband and i are divorced and he had domiciliary custody when i wrnt to rehab he gave his parents guardianship. I am now 4 months clean working and living in a stable environment. What should i do to get my children back.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 9, 2019

Get 2 month more clean and sober. Get some.weekly monirored drug tests under.your belt and hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Hello, I am trying to see WHAT all ONE must need to file and terminate temporary guardianship. What do I need as parent?

For example: what would I need in order to LEGALLY go get my kids back? Proof documents of what exactly? And HOW do I get this in motion. Im sorry if I come across very vague but I am recently having problems with my in laws due to my rejection of continuing an abusive marriage so it seems like... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 8, 2019

You need a lawyer to get your kids back

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can an ex parte order to remove a child and removal occur without properly serving the other parent?

Child was removed from home yesterday and no paperwork was given by the sheriff and the parent went to the door with papers in hand but no one can verify these documents are legit

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2019

Call a custody lawyer who can obtain documents.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: what kind of evidence do I need to get emergency custody from a abusive grandmot.her of a 12 year old girl

daughter of the 12 year old girl gave my friend provisionary custody because she knew her mom was abusing her daughter. The Friend thats been taking care of this little 12 year old girl wants to fight for emergency custody and the mom will testify.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2019

The Godmother already called my office yesterday at 4:30 and had a consultation. I have emailed her and told her we can intervene and seek emergency custody on Monday.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I was divorced 8 years ago. I had custody up until about a little less than a year ago. The only reason I lost custody w

as because I didnt have enough money to keep paying for mediation & definitely not for court. My daughter is very unhappy living with her dad, so much so she has repeatedly attempted suicide. All she wants is to live with me, but he refuses. He doesnt care about her, just as long as he "wins".... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 26, 2019

She can't do anything. You can hire an attorney, file to modify custody, for a custody evaluation & for emergency custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: my question is for a co-worker! He has a 16 year old son that wants to live with him but his ex-wife is saying that he

cannot. Is the son old enough to decide which parent he can live with? She won't let him talk to him and she is not answering his phone calls! In Louisiana what age can the child decide which parent he wants to live with?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 25, 2019

Child cannot decide until age 18. Buy they can give the judge their input starting at age 12. Hire a custody lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I was in trouble with the law and went to i had to give my ex temporary custody and need to know how to get custody .

I was arrested and went to jail and was given papers to sign to give my ex temporary custody so that child services wouldn't get involved. I didnt want to but was afraid of cps . its been over 3 years and i want my daughter back home

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 24, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer to file for you. But you did the right thing. CPS will just muck it up. If it was drugs, get three clean monitored drug tests.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: Is Filiation and Paternity the same thing? Also is there a peremption period to establish paternity after death?

Louisiana Vital Records require a court ordered Judgment of Paternity to amend / add a father. My father has been deceased since April 1991 and it is now Nov 2019. Is there peremption period that could cause my case to be dismissed?

My father legitimated and became my presumed father. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2019

Filiation and paternity are the same thing. If you were acknowledged or legitimated, your attorney should be able to obtain a Judgment of Paternity and ordering Vital Records to add his name to your birth certificate. However, how could this matter 28 years after his death?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can grandparents raising grandchildren get child support from the parents of the children?

We are caring for our two grandsons who are 11 and 5. The 5 yr old is severely disabled as he is deaf, has cerebral palsy, is on the autism spectrum,is not potty trained, has Klinefelters and a few other diagnoses. Mom is in a sober living home and dad has moved to California. The only support we... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2019

First you need a custody Judgment. Then you can seek support from both parents.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is with my sister without my permission. I want my daughter back but my sister is fighting me on it.

My daughter was in the care of my mother at the time. She allowed my daughter to visit my sister in Louisiana. But now my sister will not let me have her back.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 10, 2019

You have not explained why your daughter was in your mother's care. If there was no court order granting custody to your mother, then you should just be able to show up at your sister's home and call the police. If there is a prior custody order, then you need to hire a custody lawyer in the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have been paying child support for the last few years now but not sure if he is really mine or not .

I have been paying child support for the last few years now but I'm not sure if he is really mine or not . I am not on the birth certificate and we have never gotten a DNA because she will not do it. Can the courts make sure do a DNA? If it turns out not to be my child can my child support and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2019

If you have unsupervised visitation, pick up a DNA test at CVS, Walgreens or online. If not, then hire a custody attorney to get a judge to order one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can the mother deny me from keeping or seeing my grandson when he lived wit me for last year and a half and was primary

Caregiver

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 7, 2019

Yes the parent can deny you access. Consult with a custody lawyer and find out if you have "standing" to seek visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: My wife has been doing drugs, drinking, and has severe mental disorders. How can I get custody?

She has been doing drugs and drinking heavily behind my back. She has severe borderline personality disorder and has become abusive in all aspects. I have to protect my children but she is threatening to take them out of state. What can I do now to protect our children if she wont seek help?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 3, 2019

Document her drinking, drugs and personality disorder by gathering receipts, making recordings, getting pharmacy records, gathering doctors' names, etc. Hire a custody lawyer and file for emergency custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is it my responsibility to bring kids back and forth to their mothers? I have provisional custody for many reasons.

One reason being their schooling. They start school monday. If their mother does not have them back sunday night and they are not in school what am I suppose to do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 30, 2019

Your judgment should say who provides the transportation. If it doesn't, then hire a custody lawyer to get that in a Motion.

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