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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Divorced. 50/50 on our children’s expenses, only my ex-spouse turns in reimbursement receipts far beyond her means?

In Shreveport, LA. Our judgement says 50/50, but my ex enrolled our kids in stuff neither of us can afford, and she has admitted she has her parents pay her portion of the expensive tuition she chose because she cannot afford it (neither of us can), while still seeking reimbursement from me. What... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 16, 2024

Sounds like you have an Order from the Court detailing this arrangement----if you had a lawyer involved wit this then speak to your lawyer about these concerns. If you are no longer represented, then you should consult with a family lawyer in your area---that lawyer will want to see the Order in... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Divorced. 50/50 on our children’s expenses, only my ex-spouse turns in reimbursement receipts far beyond her means?

In Shreveport, LA. Our judgement says 50/50, but my ex enrolled our kids in stuff neither of us can afford, and she has admitted she has her parents pay her portion of the expensive tuition she chose because she cannot afford it (neither of us can), while still seeking reimbursement from me. What... View More

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answered on Feb 15, 2024

In Shreveport, LA, if your ex-spouse is enrolling your children in activities that neither of you can afford and seeking reimbursement for expenses beyond the agreed terms, your options may include requesting a modification of the existing child support and expense-sharing order. You can petition... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Why is child support paused when one requests a modification? How is support determined with commision paying job?
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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Louisiana, child support may be temporarily paused during a modification request to allow the court time to review the current financial situations of both parents and to ensure that the new child support amount reflects any changes in income, including commissions. For parents with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I divorce my husband I have 2 kids with for free and how long would it take if I give up rights to kids
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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Louisiana, obtaining a divorce, even with the intention of relinquishing rights to children, may not be entirely free due to court fees and possible attorney costs. However, low-income individuals might qualify for a fee waiver or reduced-cost legal services through legal aid organizations. The... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Me ex husband and I have been sharing custody of our daughter for 8 years without papers now he is refusing to give her

Back to me or let me talk to her what do I do

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Dec 20, 2023

If you do not have any paperwork/orders signed by the Judge detailing your custodial time then you need to file something with the Court asking that custodial time be set which will detail when you exercise custodial time and when your ex does. If you have such an order and he is in violation of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Q: Filed a petition for custody based upon abuse and to establish child support what I’ll be the first step of this case
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 6, 2023

If you filed the petition and you had an attorney file it on your behalf, then please speak to your attorney and discuss this. If you filed it without an attorney, then please use the Justia Find a lawyer tab and search for family law/cusody/support lawyers in the parish the petition was... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What portion of out of pocket medical expense is non custodial parent responsible for?

I am custodial with joint custody of our 16 year old daughter. Always been a stay at home mom. Remarried for 11 years. Ex husband CHOSE first four days of each month visitation only. He exercised this 3 x in 12 mons. Makes over $60,000 a year and pays $500 per month court ordered support. He has... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 22, 2023

You need to review the order/judgment signed by the presiding Judge and see if it answers the questions you are asking. If it says that he is responsible for some of these costs, then yes, he is responsible. If the wording is vague then you should consult with a family law attorney in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is my my ex wife responsible for tutor expenses for homeschool?

I recently went to mediation with my ex wife. From the mediation, she is now responsible for “100% of homeschool expenses” ( how it is written in our mediation agreement) To add to the background information, I have 50% custody of my four kids and I we now share a 7 day custody agreement. I... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 13, 2023

If you had an attorney representing you, then please ask your attorney. If you did not have an attorney representing you, then I would suggest reading the agreement/order and see if tutoring is specifically mentioned. If it is mot, then unless both parties intended "tutor expense" to be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: my husband has filed for a no fault divorce while he was cheating on me throughout n was involved in adultery n voilance

i have minor child i want to know what are my legal rights

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Feb 23, 2023

To best protect your rights, you will need to have a lawyer in the legal proceedings. As such, you should really begin meeting and consulting with a family law attorney(s) in your area so you can hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. There are many issues involved, including but not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: How can I get a lawyer to takea case pro bono? Legal Services where I live says they don't have the resources

Child custody and divorce and there is domestic violence involved on my husband against me. He has a very good attorney and I can't afford one. He refuses to pay child support and I don't have a vehicle to get to a job so I'm struggling. Also, he is trying to get domestic charge... View More

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Feb 3, 2023

I'm sorry to hear of the problems you're having. You may be able to find assistance through this website: https://www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp/. I would also suggest contacting your local battered women's shelter and/or your parish's District Attorney's Office to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Is it hard to prove that you child’s father has a business (second income) if he don’t file taxes for that business?

He have business cards and a Quickbook account he gives customers receipt from. I have a copy of the business receipt that was given to a customer for him replacing his AC unit.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Any credible evidence can be used to prove income. It's important, however, to make sure that the evidence you have is admissible under the Louisiana Rules of Evidence. You should consult with an attorney familiar with custody and child support cases to make sure you have what you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Am I required by the courts in Louisiana w/notice of deposition of opposing party, and not have any legal consequences.
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Your post is missing something which does not allow one to attempt to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Noncustodial parent owes a large amount of arrears if my child moves in with him what happens to arrears?

What happens when child moves in with noncustodial parent and they owe a large amount of arrears? Can I be put on child support and how does that affect his arrears?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Sep 19, 2022

Th arrears would remain outstanding.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If my kids mother filed for child support we have a court date in October can they just put it on paper for us

Like if we come up with a agreement before court can the courts just put our agreement in motion

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Aug 22, 2022

Yes, if both sides reach an agreement and reduce it to write, then you may submit it to the Court for approval. Depending on the agreement and how the written document is prepared, the Court may still want you to appear in Court to confirm that each side is in agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My dad is paying back payments. I’m 21 now,my mom has the card with my name on it. Is it possible for me to get the $

Mom lives in LA I Been living in Texas by myself since I was 13. She refuses to give me the back child support she is finally getting. How would I be able to get the card & is that even possible for me to get the money directly to me. Or does she have to be the one getting it? I wasn’t sure... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 20, 2022

You can and should consult with a lawyer who is in the jurisdiction where the Order was issued/signed to see what, if any, options are available to you, however it is most likely not going to provide you the answer you seek----still, you should get the consult to see if there is any way you can... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was served papers from my husband for blood and name change. I wasn’t in the state but someone signed how? Could they

How could they let anyone sign I missed court so they dropped his arrears and I guess changed my son name yet I knew nothing about this

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 14, 2022

Please contact a child custody/family attorney in your area to discuss the specifics of this. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How to get a CS case dismissed in court In Louisiana

I filed for CS on my child's father on Christmas'21 and We're both scheduled for court this June'22. I don't want to proceed with the Case/Filing for a few reasons , for starters my child never needed additional benefits to begin with. My child's father and I agreed... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 2, 2022

If you have an attorney, then speak to your attorney about this. If you do not and filed it in proper person, then file a motion to dismiss. If you went through the State, then contact the State to discuss this.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to pay back time child support if kids mom took me off in Mississippi?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 31, 2022

If there is an order or judgment in effect for you to pay child support and you are behind, then you owe it. You can try to return to Court and seek a modification of the child support going forward. I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child is now of majority in the state of Louisiana. I would like to know how child support ends when this was a only

a divorce settlement.. Is there a form to fill out? Does it just stop? I contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) and no one can answer my question. It has been many years since child support started and now that is ending I can not find an answer to what seems... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 30, 2022

Interestingly enough you post indicates that you "...contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) " however none are lawyers. Please contact a family law lawyer in your area and bring him a copy of the order as it pertains to child support and ask your... View More

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... View 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... View More

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