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Q: How to be heard in the court room. The judge has not let me or my lawyer speak in court? Is that allowed?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 4, 2019

Why aren't you talking to your attorney, who knows the circumstances?

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Q: out of wedlock child

I am pregnant by a married man and his wife has made threats to harm the child and took actions to harm me. There are police reports. He wants to be on the birth certificate and have rights. Is there a way I could keep her from the child while allowing him visitation

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 2, 2019

File criminal complaints against her. Print, record or film any threats she has made. Go to a family law mediator with him.

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Q: How can I make my ex let have my son when the custody paperwork says 2 weeks agreed upon by us she alway has a excuse

To start with she has refused to let me have my son for about 6 are 7 weeks,Now I want to do something with him I should have him for two weeks during summer. She keeps making excuses, so I said I would go pick him up with police. She Is telling me I can't because the paperwork states the agreed... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 29, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer and print all her texts and emails.

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Q: Can my childs father get joint custody and visitation after being absent for 9 years.

I have never stopped him from seeing her or trying to talk to her. He has not had any contact with her in the 9 years of her life except for a few minutes 3 years ago at her dance recital.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 29, 2019

He may get something. Your best bet is to hire a custody lawyer to increase your chances.

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Q: My sons fathers left 9 yrs. ago and wasnt required to pay child support due to collecting SS. If I file can he get right

My ex collected a check due to his mental instability. He didn’t bother to take me to court for custody and I avoided him due to a restraining order that I had on him at the time, due to his abusive tendencies. He hasn’t tried to reach out in 9 years, but I’m worried that if I try to file for... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 22, 2019

When you open. Up the issue of child I'll ld support you always risk that custody will be opened again.

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Q: My question has to do with overnight guest Clause in my divorce papers

My 11-year-old son and myself were locked out of my complex due to gate jamming. We were invited to stay the night with a married couple whose son goes to school with my son. At the time it seem like an easy fix to the situation since I could not get inside my complex, It was only later that I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 20, 2019

You are fine. This is an easily explainable exception. Can you get a copy of the receipt.for the technician repairing the gare?

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Q: My ex who moved to another state has informed our children's therapist he doesn't want them treated. can she treat?

The children have an established relationship with her for the past year. She has been very open with him regarding their treatment and has documentation of hours of phone conversations with him.

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 19, 2019

Either parent has full authority to authorize treatment for the children, absent a judgment to the contrary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on

Q: I’m 17. Can I go out without a parents permission? I don’t want to move out. I just want to be able to see my friends

My mother keeps me inside most of the time. Sometimes I don’t go outside for days simply because my mom said so. I just want to be able to feel freedom or relaxed without being a prisoner in my own home

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

You can go outside for fresh air, to garden, to take photographs, feed the birds, to read a book, wash the car, or to exercise any time you like. However you may not leave the premises without your mother's permission, except for school or a medical emergency, until you are 18.

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Q: I live in the state of Louisiana. Can I go out without parents permission at 17

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

No, you are a minor. Wait until you are 18. Then you can move out.

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Q: Can I open a custody case in a different parish?

My sons paternal grandmother has custody of my son and has had custody of him for the past 2 years. The case is being seen in the parish I reside in, but my son resides with his grandmother in a different parish, and he has lived there for 2 years. My sons grandmother knows alot of people in the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2019

It depends on whether this case is in juvenile or family court. Consult with a custody lawyer.

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Q: Is it common practice for a judge to appoint the opposing lawyer as the home inspector of my home in a custody case?

I'm going through a custody case and the judge appointed my sons grandmothers attorney to come to my house for an inspection. Is this common practice in law for a judge to do this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

No and you should hire a licensed social worker to do an inspection and take photos.

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Q: How to sign temporary custody/guardianship to grandparent in another state due to sons medical issues?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Both son and child's mother need to execute Consent Judgment of custody to grandparents. Hire a custody lawyer.

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Q: What steps do I need to take if I have a child with someone else but it hasn’t been 300 days since my divorce was final

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 5, 2019

Your exhusband is the legal father. A family law attorney can do a 3way Acknowledgement

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Q: Will a wife have any rights to her husbands mistresses child if he’s on the birth certificate?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 5, 2019

Wife has no rights if child is not bbn biologically hers and she hasn't adopted it.

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Q: how does the 50/50 custody work in Louisiana with one child and one not and doesn't live in the same school district?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 1, 2019

Even if not in the same school district 50/50 possible as long as the commute to school not too long. Pick whichever parent has a higher rated school.

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Q: What rights does a married man have to the child with a mistress?

Does she have to give the child the married mans last name or list him on the birth certificate? Will she automatically have full custody? Child support laws?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

No she gets to choose the child's last name. She has to list the father, if she knows who it is. Her custody is the same as the bio father's. Child support laws are the same as they would have been had the parents been divorced.

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Q: Me and my wife recently separated. Now she is living with her lesbian partner. My question is can I stop visitation?

They are living together in a camper where there is no privacy

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2019

No you cannot stop visitation on that basis alone.

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Q: I go to CS court for support then after i'll go for custody. What's to stop the mom from skipping town after CS court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 24, 2019

Louisiana has a relocation statute that says she can't move more than 75 miles. If you anticipate that happening, have your attorney file a restraining order.

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Q: Contempt of court. My Custody agreement is summer week off and on school days every other weekend. It has been a month

(1)my husband told her to get off the phone she started her mom told her she didn't have to get off the phone (2)she had an event and the mom had the child to call The day before the event the agreement states the mom is to give 2 week notice.(3)allowed the daughter to go to the dance teacher house... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2019

You need a consultation with a custody lawyer. Your question is hard to follow for lack of punctuation.

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Q: How much is it to file for voluntary custody transfer

My mom agreed to give me custody of my son back

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 18, 2019

Attorneys cannot quote prices on justia.

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