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Q: My son graduated this month and turns 18 next month when is child support in Louisiana able to be stopped?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2020

If no younger siblings, then child support ends 30 Jun 2020.

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Q: I filed for child support but my child’s father Is doing his part. How do I cancel the court hearing on 8/31/2020?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 24, 2020

Contact the District Attorney. However if your child is on medicaid, paid by the state, then the decision is not up to you.

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Q: My Mon had temporary custody of my kids and was on public assistance. I owe arrears where so my payments go?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 23, 2020

To the state to pay back the taxpayets for the public assistance to support your children.

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Q: I received FITAP in 2010 for 18 months. Can the state keep child support sent to me in 2020?

I received fitap for 13 months and the noncustodial parent didn’t pay his monthly obligation of child support. He filed taxes this year for the first time and the state withheld it and stimulus for fitap back pay. Is there anything I can do to at least keep some of it during this hard pandemic

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 20, 2020

Yes a tax refund and stimulus check can both be garnished to pay child support arrears

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My custody/divorced decree is in MS. Ex and child live in FL and I live in LA. Need to get visitation redone + custody.

Need to redo custody and visitation plus possible child support but I live in Louisiana and ex-wife and child live in Florida. Divorce decree was done in MS. 14year old daughter wants to live with me, my wife and her 3 sisters to grow up with them and also because her mother and boyfriend have... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 20, 2020

If your child lives in FL for at least 6 months, then you need to hire a FL custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Do u still have to have a hearing if you filed a motion of default?

My attorney filed a motion of default and I still had to attend the hearing for custody, alimony and division of some assests..I wasnt properly represented and he ended up not paying alimony , getting his visitation with the child unsupervised and the home which I initially purchased when we got... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2020

So your attorney filed a Preliminary Default and at the Prima Facia hearing got clobbered. Hire a new lawyer. But yes, there had to be a Prima Facia Hearing to confirm the default.

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Q: Child turns 18 tomorrow. Finished school last week. Graduation put off until July bcuz of covid19.

Dept of social services says have to pay support until graduation ceremony even though she passed and finished with school. Child is getting $580 week from unemployment. How is this even fair.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2020

It's not fair and I disagree. I think you have to pay child support through 31 May 2020. Then stop.

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Q: 2 children. One turns 18 in a month. Does child support get cut in half when one is emancipated?

Do you have to file a motion to get child support reduced? Is this automatic? Does support amount stay the same?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 12, 2020

No. Consult with a child support attorney to determine any change in the amount that could be obtained. Without going to court or a Consent Judgment, it remains unchanged

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Q: How can I get my back child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 12, 2020

IF you already had a child support judgment, THEN an attorney can file contempt for you. You can then garnish wages or seize tax refunds and assets.

IF you need a judgment of child support, THEN an attorney can file a Petition on your behalf.

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Q: Mother of child has claimed child every year due to me being in the rears . Court order states i can claim child every

Mother of child has not allow me to claim child in over 4 years due to me being in rears. Court order from intial court date states I can claim child every year due to me paying over 60% of his living cost. Is it legal for mother not to allow me to claim child ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 8, 2020

You need a child support lawyer to review the judgment. There are too many unanswered variables.

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Q: Married my childs mother after being put on child support. Can she leave child support case open ?

Case was opened in 2012, we got married in 2018. Case is still open, just making sure no laws are being broken

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 7, 2020

You need to file a copy of your marriage certificate into your child support case.

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Q: I am paying back child support , children are grown. Can I get a passport

Back child support arrears was due to years of incarceration. I begin to pay the arrears as soon as I was released. Have been paying for many years. Can I get a passport

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 3, 2020

Yes, child support arrears should not prevent you from getting a passpoert.

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Q: 1200$ stimulus was taken. my son was adopted in order to stop child support. i do owe arrears. will they take my u.i.

i understand that i will get the 600 with up to 50% taken out. but im still being charged monthly?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 2, 2020

If yiubowe arrears, that is not erased by your child being adopted. They will take your stimulus checks to satisfy arrears.

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Q: When is the non-custodial parent supposed to start paying child support and when can I start to take some type of action
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 2, 2020

The non custodial parent should pay a minimum of $100/mo from the date of separation and start paying any court ordered amount retroactive to the date that a motion for child support is filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Looking for options on what to do about my children's Father.

My children's dad was permitted every other weekend visitation with me being present. We are suppose to meet at an agreed upon place for him to see them. He was also ordered 200 cs each month. Since this order in September '19 he has seen them at most 10 times since. He has also only... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 28, 2020

You can hire an attorney to hold him. In contempt for both child support and the visitation.

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Q: Can a parent move states with the child without the other parent consent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 27, 2020

No must have consent of the other parent or the court.

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Q: where do you report someone for non payment of child support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 26, 2020

Your district attorneys office.

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Q: Who should get the stimulas check for children of one parent gave up all custody rights but claimed them in 2019?

The custody agreement between my children's mother and I was i get sole custody of our 3 children and she would not have to pay child support if she relinquished her rights to claim them on income tax, or use them for any kind of assistamces and herself from anything that could financially... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you owed arrears, she still gets stimulus check. If not, you should get check.

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Q: What can be done as far as locating my child's father if he lives in another state?

When I took him to court 2 years ago, he actually wanted me to go through the state for child support payments, which I did. However, I went through Louisiana, which is where I live, and he lives in Texas, which is where he moved to, after court. 2 years later he is $6,000 behind on child support.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

Stalk him on social media yourself of hire a private investigator.

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Q: if I am on ssi in louisiana is my stimulus check still able to be taken for child support ,?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you owe arrears in child support, yes they can take your stimulus check.

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