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Q: When do arrears get calculated into the amount ordered to the employer to deduct per paycheck? How is it calculated?

There is a monthly amount ordered through the state that is being paid by employer deduction but the arrears amount is just sitting there not being paid. At what point does the state send an adjusted amount to the employer to begin also deducting arrears and how is that additional amount... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 22, 2019

You need to remind your case worker to seek the arrears. Sounds like someone forgot or he's not making enough.

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Q: Can my husband adopt my daughter, if her biological father has not paid child support in 6 months consecutively?

My child's father is wishy washy. He is a dad when it's convenient and its hard to get state mandated child support from him. He said he would not sign the papers for my husband to adopt my child, because it would make him look like a dead beat dad. He sees her occasionally. Lives on his parents... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

It sounds like it's time for an intrafamily adoption. You don't need bio dad's permission. Hire an adoption attorney.

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Q: How can I collect my 30% of her share toward bills? Can I deduct from child support

I pay everything, she hasn’t paid her 30% toward anything. Can I deduct this

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

Yes IF you keep a spreadsheet and once monthly send her a copy. Additionally you have to send her proof of payment of your 70% and her 30% once monthly.

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Q: Child is three years old, has always lived with mother, I pay child support.

When my child turned 4 months old me and the mother agreed we just weren’t working together and we split up. I got a job offer out of state and moved to a bordering state. We agreed that This was a smart choice so I could better support our child. We agreed I could come down and see her any time... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

You should hire an attorney to seek a reduction in child support, if you are making less, and for a joint custody order.

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Q: Mother of my child is threatening to report me because I’m a behind on child support. I just sent her 5000

To catch back up a few months ago, And am still 2500 behind, what will happen if she reports me to the state because I lost my job and I’m not paying weekly like I use to?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

You need to file a Motion to Reduce immediately or you will be held in contempt for nonpayment.

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Q: How can my husband get off of child support?

My husband have been taking care and paying child support for his daughter for 3yrs without any help from the mother. He have proof that his child was under his care for those 3yrs. The mother openly admitted it was time to take home off of child support and had papers notarized to bring to the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

Hire an attorney to draft and file a Consent Judgment and then serve Support Enforcement. Until you do this correctly he will still be liable to pay child support. You will not be refunded for any child support paid until this is done correctly.

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Q: My son is 12 and I've never received court ordered child support. Is it too late to demand it?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 18, 2019

No you can seek.child.suppirt.until your child is 18. Hire a child.suppoet.lawyer.

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Q: My child is 12 and I've never received court ordered child support. Is it to late to demand it?

Jonathan E. May answered on Aug 18, 2019

It is not too late but you can only get two years of back child support payment.

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Q: My daughter is 3, child support order arranged, mother is custodial parent. Child has resided with mom since born.

I pay child support, and have always made an effort to see my daughter. The mother, after three years just started letting me take my child do things only one time a month though, and would tell me to go sit at my child’s grandmaws house to see my child because she knows I will not do that, my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 18, 2019

I don't know how many years your time with your child has been dictated by the mother. Hire a custody attorney to get guaranteed time with your child. Create a text or email record of regularly requesting more time.

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Q: The mother of my child moved my son out of town without my knowledge and we have joint custody..still pay child support

I never knew she moved him out of state until i was able to pick him so I had my mother to call her because we don’t get alone so she stated to my mother that I knew that she moved but that’s a total lie because I never signed any papers with us having joint custody..what should I do?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 16, 2019

If she removed the child from Louisiana, she would have had to comply with the relocation statute. She should have notified you of the proposed move before it occurred. If she didn't, you have the right to file contesting the move. A family law/custody attorney can help you with this.

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Q: Are there any guidelines in louisiana about how child support is to be used?

I've been paying child support to my ex this year for our 3 yr old daughter. My ex has a job where he maxed out what he will be able to make something like 17 an hr, because of a lack of education, no g.e.d etc. Before the child support he was constantly complaining of not being able to afford this... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Sounds like he may have won the lottery or have a partner making good money.

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Q: I was awarded full custody of my son on 8/9 & child support stopped, but my ex cashed a prior check dated 8/15.

I gave my son’s mother two checks, one dated 8/1 and one dated 8/15. I got my son for my usual time with him on 7/24, and due to his mother getting evicted and tons of other legal issues, I filed and received emergency custody of him on 8/9. She still cashed the check dated 8/15 even though it... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

You can now seek child support from her and repayment of that check.

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Q: How long does interim spousal support last?

Never finalized divorce after 2 years reconciled with husband what happens?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Interim spousal support lasts six months after the date of final divorce if periodic spousal support is pending.

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Q: Non-custodial parent has been lying to the state and DCFS about his income since 2002 to avoid child support payments.

I’ve been receiving child support for my son since 2002. Recently I found out that my ex has been lying about income for the last 17 years. His child support payments is based off $4,000 a month. He is making at least $250,000 a year, maybe more. He owns 8 companies that I also recently... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Call your case worker and give them the information you have discovered. You may want to hire a forensic accountant to build your case for you

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Q: How do I take my daughter's dad back to child support court?

I made a deal for 400 but now I'm not working at the moment. He doesn't see my child due to her coming home with handprint marks on her. I have an open CPS case right now and we go to custody court Aug 27th. He doesn't ask about her and like I said I won't allow him to see her after that. I found... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 13, 2019

Call the DA's office and open a child support case

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Q: I havent seen the child in 6 years never paid a dime for him didnt sign proper forms when he was born been denied dna.

Since child was born i have been denying paternity. Mother of the child was arrested on drug charges child has resided with maternal grandmother most of his life what can i do about my child support

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 13, 2019

Hire a custody lawyer to file a disavowal.

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Q: My ex husband was ordered $1000. He pays 500. Can I go back for increase? Does his new children affect amount?

I allowed him to pay the 500 for the past 2 years and he recently asked to stop making payments completely due to changing jobs and having 2 other children. How does this work?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 10, 2019

His other kids irrelevant. His new job Is relevant. Get a judgment of arrears for the $12,000 he already owes you.

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Q: If my childs father is now married and now has 2 incomes in his household, will I be able to receive an increase?

He also has had a new job which has better pay in the past 2 years, not sure if it was reported or not. I currently get $300 a month .. but I know with his better pay and household income .. is there a chance I will get the increase.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 10, 2019

You may be able to get an increase if his income has increased but not because he got married.

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Q: Do I have to send my child support payments directly to my ex wife since she hired a private lawyer?

Hello, I went to court in Baton Rouge, LA at the East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse in June 19 for Divorce and Child Support. I was told by my wife’s lawyer the amount that was calculated for me to pay and that’s was that. Reasonable custody given and I was on my way. But one thing was missing,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 9, 2019

Your wife may have had a private attorney. Look up the lawyer on the Louisiana State Bar Association website or look at the end of the petition with which you were served. You can send the child support directly to your wife or her lawyer. But ONLY do so by check; not money order, not cash.

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Q: If I am already paying on child support can the mother ask me for more money?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 9, 2019

If either tournincome or hers changes substantially, yes she can ask for an increase.

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