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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Hi I was wondering if I put my husband on my bank account could they take my money or freeze the account?

If I put him on it and the courts want more money or to levy or freeze it for what ever reason can they do it even if my name is on the account too?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 22, 2019

If your husband has a judgment against him or a child support garnishment, do NOT add him to any of your accounts.

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Q: Received letter from DCFS requesting verification that support be continued.

My daughter will be 18 in July. She is currently studying online with KAPLAN for her GED.

Enrollment ID: 1301077455

Purchase Date: 09/01/2018

Expiration Date: 09/01/2019

Once she has her GED she can and will apply for work in order to help provide for herself. Her... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 21, 2019

Respond to DCFS that she is still in secondary school. She is entitled to receive child support until she turns 19 or gets her GED, whichever comes FIRST.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: I've been living at the same rental house for 7 years and I got married 8 months ago but I want a divorce

I've been living at the same rental house for 7 years and I got married 8 months ago but I want a divorce because my husband turned out to be controlling and emotionally abusive. He's monitoring my calls, I can't talk to family members or friends for long, I feel trapped, etc. We have a 4-month-old... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 17, 2019

Hire a divorce attorney. She can get you use of the home within a month.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: In a joint custody agreement, if one of the two children goes to live with the other parent, does child support end?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 6, 2019

Child support does not change until the payor parent files a Motion to modify or terminate child support and to change custody.

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Q: One of my three children just graduated from high school. How does this affect child support payments from their father?

I currently get one payment a month that covers all three children. He decided on his own to send a payment this month for one-third less, which I don’t think is how it’s calculated. Additionally, the son who just graduated has been living with me full-time (our custody agreement calls for... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 4, 2019

Call a child support lawyer. His child support does not go down wit boo out ur consent or going back to court for recalculation.

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Q: I have child support orders in Texas. I remarried and changed my name. Do I need to change my name on my orders?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 3, 2019

No order does not need to be changed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Are Louisiana child support cases legally bound to be filed in parish where parent is living?,

Ex-husband filed in Orleans Parish, where I reside for back child support. Judge dismissed the case. He then filed in Baton Rouge, he lives in Ohio, and for obtained an order for child support there. This in 2009

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2019

You have not given enough information or given it clearly enough for your questions to be answered. Call a child support lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: How can child support be collected from someone who works under the table and places all assets in his spouses name

He was served while working and in arrears for more than 40000 wife works for the sheriff department he is refusing to pay. He did spend some time in jail where she works and no one knows they are married. How do I collect?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2019

You can get proof of their marriage from Vital Records.

To prove he has income, you will need a private investigator.

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Q: My first husband filed for back child support in 2009 in Orleans Parish, where I reside. The judge threw out the matter.

Shortly afterwards he had an attorney file the matter in Baton Rouge. I never knew this, received service, etc. I only found out after money started coming out of my bank account. He has taken aproximately 70k since then, including a 40k from my SSA disability settlement.

I thought the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 23, 2019

Why wouldn't you seek an attoeney before amount taken hits $70k?

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Q: Is a state child support agency liable under FCRA requirements for credit reporting? Can I sue if they won't fix error?

Dealing with child support enforcement agency in Louisiana. The order is an out of state order. Only Louisiana, where I currently live, is reporting on my credit. But they are reporting incorrect info and details. I have filed dispute with the CRA as required by FCRA. Support Enforcement... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Apr 23, 2019

You need to file something in court to have the amount they're alleging as arrears changed, if they refuse to do so voluntarily.

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Q: Louisiana. Ex remarried 2dys after child support court. Does this change his income/need to be reported to enforcement?

Went to court through child support enforcement for arrears and change in payment amount since he is back on SSDI. He remarried a few days later. Does this need to be reported to enforcement? Why or why not?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Apr 23, 2019

A person's spouse's income is not taken into consideration for calculating child support. It can sometimes be used for purposes of asking the court for a deviation to the extent that the spouse's income frees up the parent's income from paying household expenses. This, however, is the exception... Read more »

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Q: 1990 Divorce, $300/mo child support ordered in Louisiana.

Subsequent payments in 1993 & 2003 were lowered by Texas courts (under UIFSA - "Continuing Exclusive Jurisdiction" specified in TX orders) to $130, then $100. Obligations were fully discharged 7/2006 by TX. In 3/2007, Louisiana told TX $17,000 + was still owed ... no documentation or court... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 15, 2019

Get a LA child support lawyer to file an exception for you.

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Q: if I have over paid my child support directly to my ex wife can I deduct the overages on the next months payment?

My attorney told me to pay $1100 a month to be proactive before the court ordered amount was set. Now that amount is set at $920 can I deduct the overages I have paid from the next payment?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 11, 2019

You can deduct any overages paid AFTER the date she filed, but not before.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Tax Law for Louisiana on

Q: If I was rewarded sole custody in sep.2018,bc of physical abuse to me&1 of my2 children,do can I claim kids on taxes?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2019

If you have sole custody you can file for dependency deduction.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: My child support is due on the 15th and last day of the month. She graduates May 18, when will I receive last paymen

She turned 18th April 5th, but I submitted the letter stating she remains in school through May.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2019

15 May 2019 is the last child support payment due.

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Q: my husband is paying child support for his kids but they dont got to school one isnt even enrolled both are 16 and older

Do he have to continue to pay if his children are basically functioning adults ? And what should he do?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Apr 8, 2019

He needs to keep paying support until a court rules otherwise. Your question isn't easily answered in this forum. There are actions that your husband can take if he believes the children aren't being properly raised or getting the educational opportunities they need. And if they no longer live... Read more »

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Q: In Ascension Parish, I had a child with a man that was divorced with 3 children. How is my sons child support calculated

I was given domicile custody with him getting my son every other weekend. But i usually have him at least one of those days as well, due to his job And school hours.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 3, 2019

Child support is based on both your gross incomes. His is calculated AFTER his child support obligation for other 3 kids.

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Q: If I can’t afford a lawyer to take my child’s father to court for child support what other options do I have

I have twins and they live with me and I am unemployed bc I can’t afford childcare

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2019

Go to your district attorney office.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: I made a child that I did not want from a mother that I was never with outside the obvious. How can I surrender rights?

I have tried to be the adult and responsible father by co parenting but she refuses to allow me to see my son unless I am at her parent's home where she resides by myself. She also has asked me to stop trying to send her things and if I mail her anything else for him, she was going to return to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2019

Your rights can't be terminated unless her husband wants to adopt. If you want to co-parent, you can hire an attorney to seek joint custody

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Q: Is school tuition taken into consideration in LAs child support calculations or is it added on top of calculated amount

went to court for updated support order and now after- my child’s mother wants to put my son in private school I am willing to pay half of this but she is requesting more.

If we were to go back to court, would adding this tuition to my monthly cost lower the amount I physically give to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 27, 2019

You need a child support lawyer to recalculate your child support based on tuition and health insurance.

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