Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: What are the steps required to take someone off child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 16, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If you're collecting through the state, contact your caseworker with the Support Enforcement office. Otherwise, a judgment will have to be filed in your case terminating the child support obligation.

Q: Will the triplet childen I have now not help with the child support that my ex is trying to amend for money?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The court will not consider subsequent children in setting the amount of child support for the previous children. The state policy behind it is that you knew you had this 1st ob ligation when you took on additional obligation(s). The only break you get is if you take a 2d job to support the subsequent childrwn, that income won't be considered.

Q: My kids father has a judgement for ever weekend and summer visitation. Does this mean I'm not able to receive support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 15, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No you may still be eligible. Call a child support attorney to calculate your respective % of custodial time, your incomes & amount of child support due

Q: my two daughter stop attend school 19 and 18 . I would support stop

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to have someone type your question for you. Your question is unintelligible.

Q: my childrens' incarcerated father owes around $20,000. does state pay mother while he is in jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No. He owes it. Not the taxpayers. Jan 2019 incarcerated payors won't owe child support.

Q: My neice graduated is 18 attending Sowela Tech Institute in L.C. La and I am receiving child support for her.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Child support would only go to age 19 if she was still attending high school. Because she's completed secondary school (high school) child support is no longer owed.

Q: Can my daughter's mother switch from State Child Support back to a previous Civil Court Ordered Child Support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No you do not have 2 competing child support orders. Latest one prevails. Therefore you need to pay directly to her 58% of extraordinary expenses every calendar year and lay your child support through the state. ONLY pay her that 58% after first $250 expended each year and ONLY pay by check, not cash or money order, and ONLY pay 58% if she provides you with copy of bill & proof of hwr payment. Then pay within 30 days.

Q: My youngest child graduated from HS and turns 18 next month. Do child support garnishments automatically stop?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It should...that said, if it doesn't and you are the payor, hire an attorney to file to make it stop.

Q: Why are my total arrears not decreasing

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can pull up your account on the State's website and get an up to date accounting of your account. It could be that your payments aren't being properly applied. The website link is https://cafe-cp.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/

Q: In louisiana do they include the spouses income when calculating child support for an outside child

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
For a child born out of wedlock you need to file for custody because at any time he can pick ip his child. His spouse's income is not included in any child support calculation to you. You can make child support payable by garnishment.

Q: Are you obligated to abide by a judgment from Caddo parish that has not been made executory in Orleans parish?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Any clause of the Caddo Parish Judgment not specifically vacated or modified by the Orleans Judgment is still a valid court order. For instance if the Caddo Judgment specified holiday visitation and the Orleans Judgment specifies child support, the Caddo Judgment is still valid as to holiday visitation. But if the Caddo Judgment specified Thanksgiving Christmas, New Years, Mardi Gras & Easter but the Orleans judgment only specifies Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter, then New Years and Mardi...

Q: Is it possible to have the back child support dismissed and have my child’s father removed from payments?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 4, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No you can't dismiss because the state wants to be reimbursed for the Medicaid benefits by the father.

Q: Me and the mother gave her mom custody can her mom get child support from me but not her daughter

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
She can get support from either and or both of you depending on your incomes and whether she is using a private attorney or going through the state.

Q: can we get child support lowered? In louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It would NOT be beneficial to try to get it lowered.

Q: In alabama do I have to pay child support to childs mother past age 19 if the child is disabled and recieving ssi

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If the child is in Alabama and the obligation originated in Alabama, you would need to consult with an attorney licensed in Alabama to answer this question.

Q: If my child turns 18 on the 2nd of the month, how much child support did I have to pay for that month? $350 twice a mont

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 23, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You would only owe it for those 2 days. So, for a 30 day month, you would owe $46.67 for those 2 days. However, if you paid 3 times a month sometimes, you may have overpaid. I would check with support enforcement if paying through the state to make sure.

Q: 2 years ago my girlfriend moved to California and took my 2 year old and ignores calls/refuses support. options?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You should have done something within the first 6 months. Now you have to hire a CA attorney.

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