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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible to convert a transcript into a judgment?

I filed for divorce 10 years ago and received a temporary order recommendation which my now ex husband protested. We went to court and the judge ordered him to pay a lesser amount in court. The judgment, however, was never signed. My ex husband stonewalled me at every turn and I finally was granted... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 16, 2019

Hire a private child support lawyer and give them the transcript.

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Q: If you file for bankruptcy in the state of Louisiana how can you reduce your child support?

Asking for a family member ~ they filed bankruptcy ~ child support was paid by the trustee what happened to support payments now?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 15, 2019

You keep paying child support until the child is 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes last. But not past age 19.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my kids father gain joint custody of our kids ?

Back when my kids was 2 now 7 I file for a motion of sole custody from my kids father. And it was granted for 4 years. Our past history he shoot my mom house while I was pregnant and after having the kids he pulled out a gun on me which made me put a restraining order on him to keep him away from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 11, 2019

Print any texts or emails. Get copies of all police reports and convictions. Get spreadsheet from Support Enforcement showing how much child support he owes, then hire a custody lawyer if you get served.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I am now sole custody parent but have arrears for child support. How will the arrears be handled
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 10, 2019

Your attorney needs to file. Motion to terminate you as payor, set you as recipient & do set off for arrears you owe.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of LA., will I have to continue to pay child support payments for my 11 year-old son if he isn’t mine?

There was a paternity test taken.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 8, 2019

Unless you file a Petition to Disavow and to terminate, then yes you have to pay until he turns 18 or graduates from high school.

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Q: My son’s mom knew I was not my son’s father but I signed the birth certificate. I pay C.S. What do I do?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 8, 2019

Hire a child support lawyer immediately to file a Disavowal and to terminate child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Does Louisiana have a compromise of arrears program to help non custodial parent pay their arrears in full via lump sum?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 8, 2019

No such program but you can pay your arrears in lump sum. Hire a child support attorney to negotiate a settlement amount.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Do DA’s work with non custodial parents trying to pay a reduced lump sum for an initial arrears hearing?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 4, 2019

Yes, they want the State or custodial parent to be paid back. They are not looking to put people in jail or out of work.

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Q: Does the custodial parent have to obtain and job in order to receive child support from the non custodial parent?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 4, 2019

No but income will imputed to both parents unless the child of the custodial parent is less than 5.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Paid support from birth to 3yr but am not on birth certificate. Ex refuses to let me see or talk to son. What do I do?

I have been a part of my sons life from the beginning, I was there when he was born but didn't sign the certificate because I wasn't sure. Had DNA test done on my own and he's mine. I pay support when I'm working, I do industrial electrical so I get lay offs and down time between projects. I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 1, 2019

You can hire a custody lawyer to file for filiation and joint custody. Then if she refuses you time with your child, you can hold her in contempt. This will also get you added to the birth certificate.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can a lawyer negotiate a reduced lump sum payment for child support arrears to prevent wage garnishment?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 28, 2019

Short answer yes. You will need an attorney to draft and file that as a Consent Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I received a check from child support refunding me money why
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2019

Absolutely no way for anyone, except Support Enforcement, to tell you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Does child support arrears originate from the day of divorce or the day filed with the state? Divorced 14 years ago.

Found out I wasn’t paying the correct amount 14 years later and the mother filed with state, I made arrangements to make the correct payments going forward to the state. Can a lawyer negotiate a reduced lump sum payment on my behalf for the arrears and hold my ex in contempt for violating the tax... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 26, 2019

Whether the state or a private lawyer represents the recipient, the arrears are only available back to the date child support was originally requested and then no more than 10 years.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: if i haven't received child support, a phone call, nothing in almost 4 years, why does the other parent still have r

Rights to my child. I want to change her last name and they are saying I can't because he still has rights for some odd reason

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

The only way you can change your child's name is with the other parent's consent or if your spouse adopts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Voluntarily dropped out of juvenile court couple years back now want to get custody of son

Not biological father but am on birth certificate. State garnishing paycheck for child support payments.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Hire a juvenile court attorney.

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Q: Is it beneficial to bring a lawyer to a support violation hearing? Can they negotiate a settlement to lessen the burden?

Been paying the incorrect amount of child support for 16 years, the mother recently filed enforcement with the state. I want to make it right, would bringing a lawyer be beneficial?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 23, 2019

Yes. Support Enforcement will be represented by an Assistant District Attorney, and you should have a lawyer also.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can a lawyer represent in a child enforcement case if I’m unable to attend?

I have been paying child support but not the correct amount, I want to make it right. Can a lawyer represent me without me having to go to court?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2019

No, Support Enforcement is not traffic court. Your attorney cannot waive your appearance. However, your attorney can file a Continuance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex is sending me to court for child support. I have been sending money to her for years. Weekly $100-$150

My children never have what they need. When they come during the summer and holidays I still have to buy clothes shoes undergramets etc

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Pay that child support by check ONLY. Do a spreadsheet for all support.paid for the last year. Hire a chd support lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I went to court to get my child support lowered I know have a 3 year old and a baby on the way the court did not lower .

They actually went up on it so i decided to leave it as is I did not sign any paper work are see a judge I left 2 weeks later I get a letter saying it went up anyway plus I have 2 pay a extra 20 dollars for insurance even tho my son is on medicade what can I do to get this child support lowered??

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

You have 5 days to file an Objection. Hire a child support lawyer immediately.

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