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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If I owe child support and I win at the casino do the parent get all of the winnings at once
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 2, 2020

Yes if your arrearage exceeds your winnings.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Trying to adopt

I am raising a child that’s not biologically mines since birth & she’s 8. What can I do to adopt if birth mom not replying

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

Hire an adoption lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: It was his mother and husband who banned him.

But even though she has full custody, does she have the right to send him to live somewhere else to go to school and to live or do I have the right to have say so about him living with someone else if he is not living at home with his mother. Also I'm paying child support on him and he is... Read more »

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

12 and up they have a say, but not the only say in where they live. If she has sent him to live with someone else, but is collecting the child support, document it and hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What is the law when my 13 year old son is not allowed back at his mother's house but she has full custody of him.

My son is not allowed back at his mother's house because of her husband. With her having full custody of him, does she have the right to send him somewhere else to live and go to school. He has been with me for the past 2 months and wants to live with me and go to school here where I live.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 30, 2020

Who has banned him from his mother's house? His mother or juvenile court?

Then depending on your answer you need a custody or juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What if I don’t agree with an increase amount? Also can they count overtime as income when it’s not guarantee?

I live in Texas now, case is in Louisiana. February 2019 went to court for increase because state said I had to. Now a year later they are saying I need another increase, well the mother is saying I need to pay more. Our daughter doesn’t want for anything and the child support I pay now is just a... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 25, 2020

If you are now not making overtime then you need a decrease and should get a child support lawyer to go-to court. Overtime can be included if it is regular.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What is the most recentl Louisiana law regarding child support at the age of 18 for child going to college?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 18, 2020

Child over 18, in college, without special needs, no ongoing child support due. However there may still be arrears to be paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Why do I have back pay child support for my 3 daughters if I just found at the monthly amount I owe at court?

I pay all the bills plus expenses and we have a joint account. My spouse decided to filed child support. We went to court and I now have back pay. How if I never stopped supporting my family during this time? They're taking more than 70% of my checks and thats more then the amount I have set... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 17, 2020

You need a divorce or custody lawyer to get you a credit for the support you provided.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I had a court date for a review of payments for child support in Louisiana and I missed is it contempt or fta

Louisiana child support

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

It's contempt if you were the payor. It was dismissed if you were the recipient for failure to appear. If you were the payor, hire an attorney quickly. If you were the recipient, call your caseworker.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I (legally) move out at 17?

I'm 17 years old and cant stand my father or his girlfriends toxic behavior. It is seriously deteriorating my mental health and i really want to move out already. I dont turn 18 until next May and just want to know if I will be held legally accountable if I leave, since i know he wont consent... Read more »

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

No you are a minor.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If both parents move away from the Parish in which custody arrangements were first ordered, do they relocate the case?

I currently reside in Jefferson Parish and my ex, in St. Tammany. My child told me his dad is buying a home in Metairie or New Orleans soon, so I wonder, will St. Tammany court lose jurisdiction?

Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jul 11, 2020

To a degree it depends on the prior judgment, who is designated the primary domiciliary patent and whether the relocation was agreed to. See a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If a grandparent of the custodial parent files for child support in Louisiana and claims state benefits because the cust

Child support is being paid but custodial grand parent Moves out of state where noncustodial parent do not know where the child is

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 9, 2020

You need to hire a private investigator QUICKLY.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can me and the father of the child make our own contract between eachother set our own payment amount and legalize it

We are a couple but not married and live separately and have agreed on child support but want to set our own amount and payment plan and make it a legal contract until we decide to terminate it

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

You can hire a mediator instead of attorneys to draft the correct documents and get them filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: The state is still taking money for child support arrears that are already paid in full. They currently owe us $982.48.

We've called twice but basically get the run around. How do we tend to this because we need our money they owe us and we need them to stop taking payments from us.

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

Hire a child support lawyer to terminate the garnishment.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Why would someone go through support enforcement if they are already receiving child support?
Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 25, 2020

Use state of Louisiana without costing you anything. Lawyers in regular civil court with personal attention.

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Q: If someone is receiving court ordered child support can they still go through the state for support enforcement?

Also the child is covered under medical insurance as stated by the court.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 25, 2020

Yes contact support enforcement in the district attorneys office.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Tax Law for Louisiana on
Q: If judgements don’t say anything about claiming kids for taxes can I claim them every year she is in arrears on support?

Have joint custody with me as custodial parent. Also have a child support judgement. She is in arrears do I have to let her claim a kid for tax purposes? Her child support is only been paid once by her taxes and once by stimulus check. Never by her or her job.

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

Claim both kids and hire a child support lawyer to file for a wage garnishment.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Stipulated judgement for CS paid directly to CP. Child graduated HS at 18 in May. Does support continue to 19th bday?

I have a stipulated judgement for child support with no arrears (no late payments and all according to the judgement) paid directly to mother. There is no end date or termination conditions specified in the judgement. Son is the only child with the mother, who is the custodial parent. Son turned... Read more »

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

Mother completely wrong. Do NOT make another payment unless your child is disabled. If your child support is garnished, your attorney needs to file a Motion to terminate the garnishment.

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Q: How do I terminate a child support order in Louisiana. My daughter is now 20years old

Dhh does not handle my case, I'm military so it goes directly to custodial parent through dfas. How do I get a court order to stop it.

Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 18, 2020

It should terminate by operation of law. If you owe arrearages then you still may have to pay on the arrearages. If you having your income garnished, contact an experienced lawyer in your Parish.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I filed for child support 10 years ago in Louisiana and they have never been able to serve him to establish paternity.

I currently live in Illinois. I believe he still lives in La but we have had no contact. If they are never able to serve him does that mean my case will never go anywhere. Do I need to hire a lawyer to help establish paternity and child support and should the lawyer be in IL or Louisiana?

Stephen Rue
Stephen Rue answered on Jun 12, 2020

You need to seek the help of a private attorney.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: if i established paternity of a child and he wasn't mine why do i have to file a disavow form and we not married

this child is 16 years old i have been going to jail behind this matter i was told to establish paternity in which i did so. Now i'm being told that it doesn't matter that i established paternity i need a Disavow form to be filed and i can't file it myself i really need some help. I... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 5, 2020

Being biologically not the father of the child and being legally not the father are different things. Technically, a child could have 3 different "legal" fathers: biological, legal, and adoptive. If you are legally the child's father, you should file to disavow paternity within 1... Read more »

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