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2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by obtaining legal guardianship of my 8 month old nephew who has been living with me since he was 2 weeks?

My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 10, 2022

You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I voluntarily filed to place myself on child support will the court determine my payments based off prior payments?

About 2 1/2 years ago - I started making bi-weekly payments to the custodial parent which was agreed on at a reasonable amount. Over the past year the custodial parent has been threatening to stop me from seeing my daughter due to her wanting an increase, which I agreed due to obvious reasons. The... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on May 4, 2022

If you have not retained an attorney to represent you on these issues, then you should do so now---this voluntary action between the parents does not seem even and if you are not satisfied, then you need to ask the Judge to assist you on this. In regards to child support, it is usually calculated... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about filing contempt of court against my ex wife?
Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick answered on Apr 29, 2022

You should speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. You have to file a rule for contempt—this is typically done in the jurisdiction in which your original pleadings were filed. It’s pertinent to note that in order to prove contempt, there must be a willful violation of an existing court... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my current husband claim my daughter on our taxes?

I have two children, I am domicile, My ex-husband claims one child, and I claimes the other. That’s how it has been for three years. This year I am without work, as my current husband works so that I may stay home with the children. My ex-husband is threatening court as he believes that he is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes your second husband can claim the dependency on your joint tax return.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm in arrears in Louisiana, will they work out a payment plan to stop garnishment?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2022

What does the child support judgment say? Most of them say that some sort of garnishment or income assignment order is the method employed to collect child support. If it does not say that, then they would still have to implement garnishment proceedings. I recommend that you seek and possibly... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The mother of my son wants to change My sons last name. She said she has to notify us by mail or newspaper
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 18, 2022

Send her a letter by certified mail if you oppose it and call a lawyer. She is trying to terminate your parental rights.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If biological father owes arrears and my husband adopts my child does biological father still owe the arrears?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Apr 6, 2022

Yes, he will still owe the arrears unless you agree to waive them.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I find payments made 2016 that I never received?

My ex told me a couple payments were made thru DCFS (2016-2017), but I never received them. How do I find out if he did and where did they go?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Apr 4, 2022

You can go to your account online at https://sspweb.ie.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/selfserviceJSPController and check. You can create an account if you haven't created one already.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I have a child that was born out of wedlock and I was wanting them to get a divorce for the sake of the child?

My daughter's father and I have a 1 month old. When he met me and started dating me, he was married currently, but I was single. I found out I was pregnant after my 21st f. He stayed by my side until I was eight months pregnant when he left. His wife has been telling him that this is not his... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 27, 2022

All the Diatrixt Attorney's Office and ask for Support Enforcement to get them.to file for a DNA test.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If a man has 2 other cs cases(1 louisiana and 1 Texas) and owns a business will tht lower a new babies CSammt

My babys father says i won't receive much because of his current 2 cases and the fact he doesnt have income. He only owns his own company. Says she would receieve very little because it mostly goes to the other 2 cases.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 27, 2022

Child support goes to the first case. Then that case reduces the income on which child support for the second case is based. Then the first two cases reduces the income on which child support for the third case is based.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Can you be on child support taking off and put back on in Louisiana

I was on child support my child’s mother took me off after we got married I filed for divorce now she is trying to put me back on

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 24, 2022

Yes she can put you back on. Hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I've paid off my cs arrears in full but I'm still getting garnished how long does it take to process
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 18, 2022

Your attorney needs to file a Motion to Terminate the garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I, the mother , filed for child support for my daughter. Dad has a child that is 4 yrs from previous relationship

Then my daughter which is 1 yrs old & another new born from new relationship. He isn’t on child support for his other kids but mine. Will the amount be split because of other kids ? Court date isn’t until next month

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 15, 2022

Support for subsequent children does not lower it for the earlier born children.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What happens if non custodial parent hasn’t been served child support papers but have a court date in April
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 15, 2022

The payee can get a private process server appointed and the matter will be continued.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Why am I paying child support on children that neither myself or their mother have custody of?

Neither I nor my ex wife have custody of our children. I signed my rights to the grandpa and her rights were terminated by the court system. However I am still being held responsible for child support, solely.

So much of my check is being garnished that I can no longer afford my normal... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 4, 2022

Consenting to custody by someone else does not change your support obligation; only adoption would end the obligation of support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hey I have a question, if I put my kids dad on child support could and he has his gf & her kids on his lease does it m

Family law

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 4, 2022

You didn't finish writing your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If both parents lose custody of child to a grandparent and the grandparent files for child support who is responsible?

We both lost custody bc of drug addiction the court ruled that we were not to have contact with child at all no calls no visitations ect. But my ex mother in law let her daughter live with them right after this ruling and then then allowed my daughter to move in with her mom my ex-wife . I believe... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Mar 4, 2022

You should contact a child support lawyer in your area and set up a meeting---when you meet please bring a copy of the order relative to payment of child support and the order relative to custody so that the lawyer can review the law of your case and advise accordingly. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have a child support case and I pay 500 a month for 1 child another case is starting do cs adjust the payments

In Louisiana cs I pay $500 a month for one child and now I'm getting put on child support for two more kids on a different case I only make $14 an hour

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 3, 2022

First one will not go down because of the second one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can custody and child support be heard in two different parish courts? when there's a court order of domicile parent.

In September 2019, I was rewarded domicile parent in 19th JDC. My child mother was rewarded of visitation every other weekend. on same day of render judgement, the excise on the judgement began. My child mother kidnapped my child and never return the minor child. when she had illegal custody of... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 2, 2022

Your attorney can file for child support in your custody case in 19th JDC and can file an exception in 24th JDC to child support since you are domiciliary parent.

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