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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Won money at casino but in arrears. They took it for child support but it never made it to child support.What 2 do?

5 months ago...Horseshoe Casino

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 21, 2020

It may very well have gone to the state to compensate the state for medicaid provided to your children.

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Q: How can I receive child support if the father is incarcerated?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 20, 2020

Unfortunately you can't. Members of the State Legialature passed a statute that absolves those incarcerated from child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is a fathers child support obligation decreased if he voluntarily takes a pay cut?

To be home more (he worked offshore now moving to the office) after paying the same amount for 6 years?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 19, 2020

If the court determines he's voluntarily underemployed, then he can't use his pay cut to get a decrease in support. The court would look at what he has the ability to earn.

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Q: How is child support calculated if domicile parent has no verifiable income in Louisiana?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 19, 2020

If the child is older than 5, then both parents are imputed income, even if they don't work.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What all is taken in to account when figuring out child support?

I am married with 3 children and I have a child from an affair....I am the only one who works in my household. Will my bills and other 3 children and wife be taken into account when I go to court for child support on the child from the affair?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 16, 2020

Both parents income,

prior obligations of support,

special needs of the child and prior dependents (like tutoring, braces, elder care, medication),

the age of the child;

These are all factors in setting child support. Hire a child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I need child support but dont know who my sons dad is. Will I have to pay for paternity test?

The potential fathers are not interested in finding out or stepping up.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 15, 2020

Go to the District Attornry in your parish and ask for Support Enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Daughter father lawyer up

My daughter father didn’t agree on amount when went to child support court so he asked for a lawyer and the date pushed back. Can a lawyer stop him from paying child support? Or lower his portion? I can’t afford a lawyer so what shall I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 13, 2020

You have a lawyer if you are going through support enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If a man on child support n he get a settlement dont child support have to be paid to kids first before he get it all

This in Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

Yes if the mother' s lawyer acts quickly or the defense attorney checks with the state.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: We just found out my 14 year old step son is not my husbands child through DNA. How so we stop state child support

The mother is trying to move out of state. She revealed to the child in october that my husband was not his father. They found his father, they have met, we found all this out 3 days ago. Son is no longer speaking to my husband. Can we ask the state to stop child support?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 10, 2020

Your husband will have to file a Petition to Disavow Paternity. He has to do this within one year of finding out he's not the father.

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Q: Is it a way to pay back child support without them taking your taxes
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 6, 2020

You can always pay it all off or get a payment plan from the State. But if you don't, they will take your refund.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: "The non-custodial parent has been submitted for a casualty claim interception. This could take months to resolve"

Does that mean the non-custodial parent has been awarded a settlement?

Both parents are addicts. To get this much information was mind numbing.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Not enough information provided. However personal injury settlements and disability can be intercepted for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If i share joint custody with my ex wife do i have to pay child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Joint custody has little effect on child support. Even shared custody can result in child support if there is a disparity in your incomes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was awarded physical custody and change of domicile through Michigan courts. Myself and the child have lived in

Louisiana since 2017. How can I change the jurisdiction from Michigan to Louisiana?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 26, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to file a Petition to Recognize a Foreign Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Back child support across states

Step FIL had his back child support dropped in Arizona 6 years ago. Can his ex file for the payments in Louisiana? Both kids are adults.

If so, can they touch the inheritance from his family or the account he shares with my MIL or is it just wage garnishment?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 23, 2020

Don't know what a FIL or MIL is. Hire a child support lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Custodial and non- custodial switch yearly for claiming the child on the taxes can one still claim if they in arrears

per support agreement each parent can claim every other year, non-custodial is 20k in arrears

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 23, 2020

Your attorney can file for Contempt and to Modify the Tax Dependency benefit.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get Child support if father is in prison for sexually abusing the child
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

From whom are you going to get child support? He has no income and his child support is suspended while he is incarcerated. So unless he gets an inheritance or wins the lottery while in prison, you won't be eligible for child support until he gets out

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: do we have to pay child support if both parents agree that child support is not needed

we are not together and are able to coparent very well together still. we have both decided that whatever the children need we will get together and split everything. will the state still make one of us pay child support if we both agree that that is not needed.

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

Your attorney or mediator, if you agree on everything, needs to draft a Consent Judgment regarding custody and child support. However, child support can always change under one of the following circumstances:

1) one parent accepts state or federal aid, like medicaid,

2) the child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Which column on Louisiana child support schedule should we use?

My ex and I are trying to determine child support obligations outside of a courtroom or lawyer’s office for now. We have all necessary schedules, worksheets, and information. My question is in regard to which number to use from the basic obligation schedule. We have two children, but split... Read more »

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

Go to a family law mediator, who can calculate the child support using the numbers you both supply, and help you resolve other issues of custody, divorce and community property at 1/3 of what an attorney would cost either of you. Then both of you can take the mediated agreement to independent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have had a non-related child in my care for at least 13 1/2 years, she is 15 years old. Do I have any rights?

the father is trying to terminate child support on the grounds that this child does not live with the mother, therefore the mother is considering taking the child back from me, by the way, I don't have any legal papers on her.

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

You need to get legal papers quickly by hiring a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I am the mother and I'm wondering if I can move out of state with my child with out the fathers consent

the father works offshore for 28+days and is home for 14 days some times less and complains when our child need something he hardly sees our child as it is. there is no court orders in play no child support and no custody in play either

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 1, 2020

No, you need to hire a custody lawyer to file for custody, child support and to.relocate.

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