Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: How can I get custody of my kids when the mom has not had them in almost two years bc her addiction to drugs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to seek custody and termination of child support.

Q: I have child support for twins, their emancipation date is 3/25/19. What happens if they are still in school

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It sounds like they turn 18 Mar 2019 but don't graduate until May 2020. You must pay child support for them until May 2020. If you have other kids, your attorney will need to file for a decrease. If you have a wage assignment, your attorney will have to file for a decrease or termination.

Q: So exactly what would a prenup do in case if the marriage and keeping my wife from pressing any child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
A prenuptial is before you are married. A postnuptial is after you are married. A post nuptial requires a court appearance. A prenuptial agreement does not. Then the baby's mother cannot claim you are benefitting from your spouse's income or assets. Without it, she can.

Q: My wife was “ordered” to pay child support by her controlling ex husband. She doesn’t pay directly to him does she?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an attorney and immediately Object to the Hearing Officer's recommendation and to file for a New Trial.

Q: If I get married (first time, not remarried) does my wife's income impact my child support obligation? Does she pay too?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You and your fiance would be well advised to get a prenup to protect her in child support proceedings. A subsequent child will not affect your child support

Q: Do I have to rotate my Federal and State deduction each year with the Biological father if he doesn't pay child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call your family law attorney to file a Motion to change that clause based on his arrears.

Q: Do I have to get the father to resign a Child Travel Consent acknowledgement if he doesn't support the child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Permission to travel can either be voluntary or court ordered by a Judge. Call your custody lawyer.

Q: How can I stop paying child support arrears when I was never ordered to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 1, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need an attorney to review the details.

Q: My husband had a child in 2003 he is on the birth certificate, but the child does not carry his last name.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 1, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes you can hire an attorney who can challenge the arrears and get a hearing on the ongoing.

Q: My brother has a daughter who is 29 years old and he has been paying child support and rears every since she was 9

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hr should only be paying ongoing child support if his daughter is disabled. He will be paying arrears until they are paid off. He needs to have a consultation with a family lawyer if he has any questions.

Q: This revised same for sole custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
There is no question here.

Q: My wife of 20 years left me. She hasn’t worked since 1997. Our 15yr old stayed with me. Can I collect child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Call the District Attorney's Office of Support Enforcement.

Q: Can I legally ignore my emotionally abusive child’s father until child support and visitation is arranged in court?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Unless and until there is a judgment ordering visitation, it is not "illegal" to refuse to allow visitation.

Q: Can I file a petition for non payment to collect arrears?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Yes, it's called a Rule for Contempt, and you can ask the court for an award of attorney fees and court costs for the necessity of filing the rule, in addition to jail time and/or suspension of licenses issued by the state. Call a lawyer that handles divorce/family law matters to help you.

Q: My child’s father and I are back together, will my child lose his Medicaid if I take his father off child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to tell the state you are back together. But you may no longer qualify for Medicaid.

Q: Can a 2 month old CS judgment be set aside?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You do need an attorney for custody and visitation. The state does not support you on that.

Q: Will my current order for support & wage garnishment be suspended?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You are being represented by the State and need to communicate with your case worker. No, his Motion will not lower your child support pending court.

Q: if I pay child support can I get in trouble for paying less each month if I can’t afford full amount? In Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes you can be held in contempt of court unless you file for a reductuon.

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