Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My son moved to Texas & ididn't consent. She is still recieving support and benefits in nachatez Louisiana. Is this lega

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The father needs to hire a custody lawyer to get the child returned to Louisiana.

Q: Child support ordered in Louisiana mom moves to Pensacola Florida. Who has jurisdiction?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
1) Whether she has moved or not, you still can use the tax dependency exemption for the child, if it was granted to you in a judgment.

2) You can force her to move your child back to Louisiana if it occurred within the last 24 months.

Q: My kids have not seen their dad since 5-2018. They last spoke with him on 12-26-18. How do I terminate his rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can't terminate him until you have a husband willing to adopt.

Q: If the child was born out of wedlock and his father and I are separated what rights when he doesn’t pay CS?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
He has the same rights as the mother until one of them has an attorney file a Petition for custody.

Q: I got a no driver's license ticket I have never had a license and I'm in arrears in child support can I get a license

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If there is a Judgment holding you in arrears, then probably not.

Q: My child’s insurance is covered in my child Support. As the father am I obligated to paying 100% of that insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The answer to your question depends on your child's age, your income and the other parent's income. You need to consult with a child support lawyer.

Q: Does Louisiana require a parent to pay child support if a child attends college?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Louisiana child support ends at 18 or high school graduation which ever comes last but no later than age 19.

Q: I live in st Tammany parish and my dead beat ex husband is over 5000 in the rears Where do I file

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your attoeney needs to file for contempt in St Tammany and possibly to make the Judgment executory.

Q: What do I do if my children's father has never had a job in his entire life but I'm wanting to put him on child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Support Enforcement will impute minimum wage to him and no they have nothing to do with visitation.

Q: I want to file for support against my ex but his check is already being garnished for back support on his adult children

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If your child was born after his adult children, then your child stands in line behind the adult children, but ahead of other creditor garnishments.

Q: I was told that Child Support is not due until the end of each month in Louisiana. Is this true?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It depends on the order in your case. Do not pay the mother directly by and means except check or direct deposit.

Q: can a judgement be placed on the dad for non support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your lawyer first needs to make an arrears judgment executor. Then your lawyer needs to renew that judgment every 10 years. Finally, when his grandparents die your lawyer can put a lien on the succession.

Q: How does Louisiana establish paternity when non custodial parent is out of state. & Incompliant with separate CSE orders

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Paternity testing can be done even if parents in different states.

Q: How can I forgive child support arrears?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
That can be done in the judgment changing custody. It would just need to specify that any and all arrearage is satisfied and/or forgiven. I would suggest having an attorney prepare a voluntary transfer of custody. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including attorney fees and court costs.

Q: Moving to Texas in June,father lives in NOLA,Once I file for residency,Can I get my child support transferred to Texas??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can't relocate your child out of Louisiana without the consent of the other parent or a court order.

Q: Can you explain to me what does Reto pay means for child support in the State of Louisiana

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Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you ever fell behind, she can get that missed child support even after the kids have turned 18 and graduated from high school.

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