Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Previously married in Oklahoma. Now married in Louisiana. Ex husband abandoned child moved to Washington.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call Support Enforcement for Washington Parish.
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Q: Why is my Ex husband's lawyer asking for my current husband's income to set child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You have the district attorney as your current lawyer
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Q: My ex husband went to jail about a year ago. Up until then he paid $700 per month in child support. What now?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Nothing do while in jail but starts again as soon as he gets out.
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Q: What is the age a child can say they don't want to visit their parent in another state?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 18, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
The "legal" answer is 18. The "technical" answer is that a 17 year old cannot be forced to exercise visitation. However, a 17 year old can still be adjudicated a delinquent if he/she refuses to comply with a judgment ordering visitation.
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Q: my daughter is 18 and just graduated high school, my other child is 11. How do I amend the support from 2 kids to 1 kid?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an attorney to file a Motion to Modify. But first, depending on when support was last calculated, make sure it will go down. Sometimes it can go up if incomes have increased and it was last calculated some time ago.
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Q: I have three kids but only on child support for one how can I get my payments lowered

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on May 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Overall income if bonus occurs every year
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Q: Back in January of this year I filled for 50/50 custody Of my child. My spouse filled for child support in may.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hers moves forward first. You need a lawyer to get her served quickly
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Q: Is there some type of legal action that the male can do to defend himself?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
He needs to print any written communication, then hire a family law attorney when she pursues child support
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Q: Will my child support arrears be made payable to me or will I still owe?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 6, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Each month of child support is payable to the parent who had legal custody during that month. Motion to Terminate is retroactive only to the date it was filed
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Q: My child’s father is behind 15k. DCFS won’t file for contempt until 90days without payment. Anything I can do for more

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Only if you hire a private attorney.
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Q: What happens to someone who doesn’t show up for their contempt of court hearing for not paying child support

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on May 3, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A bench warrant is usually issued for their arrest. Additionally, whatever collection efforts are usually put into place, such as wage garnishment, suspension of any drivers', occupational, or professional licenses issued by the state are usually suspended.
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Q: I don’t have a lawyer and am going to court for child support, what are my chances of not having to pay a lot ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your odds improve if you have a lawyer present your case unless you went to law school, know the rules of evidence and are familiar with LRS & CCP pertaining to child support.
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Q: Paying child support on a child that is not biologically my own, how long do I have to fight it

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a family law attoeney to file to Disavow and Terminate Child Support
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Q: I had a support order in Shreveport but child & parent moved to New Orleans. NOLO issued a new support order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 30, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No. The new Order in NOLA supersedes the Shreveport Order.
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Q: My wife is having a baby. I am up to date on all CS payments to my ex. Will the new baby lower my CS payments?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
No, only pre-existing support obligations are considered in setting or modifying child support.
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Q: What kind of child support voluntary agreement can I have in Louisiana?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call a Family Law Mediator, who is also an attieney, who can draft an Agreement which can be filed with the Clerk of Court
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Q: If the baby daddy is threatening the baby mama is that grounds for child support in la?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Having a child is grounds for child support. If a child is born, both parents owe that child an obligation of support.
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Q: I received a letter for a child support case court date and the analyst hand wrote my "attendance is not mandatory"?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You should hire a family law attorney to seek a paternity test, potential disavowal, and limit child support exposure
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Q: 3 years ago I have court ordered that I have 50/50 and domicile parent. And $100 monthly My child's father is to pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes of course it is still binding unless you were married and never completed divorce.
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Q: The non custodial parent was ordered to pay a proportional share of medical bills. The main bills are from 2015.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
You can make a demand for payment. You should send the request to him, immediately, "certified mail, return receipt requested."

Keep the green card, as it is your proof of notifying him.

Usually unpaid medical reimbursement is considered unpaid child support, but it depends on what your child support order states.

If he does not pay, you can file a Petition to Enforce the Child Support Order. You will need to request a hearing.

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