Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My son and I live in Louisiana and his dad lives in Texas. Can I get court ordered child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes contact Support Enforcement for your parish.

Q: What does "pending closure" status mean on dfcs website in Louisiana?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If she's 18 and no longer a high school student, then yes.

Q: Who do i need to contact for help with my divorce, spousal support and child support

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
An attorney that handles family law matters. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss those matters with you.

Q: Just been served CS order from back in May. I have just had an order put into place. Is this order now null and void?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Did you just get served with an Order to Appear or a Judgment of Child Support?

Q: If a father wants to terminate his right to two minor children and stop the child support who pays for this

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
1) A father cannot terminate his rights or get out of child support unless the mother's husband is adopting.

2) The mother pays for the legal fees for her husband to adopt.

Q: My children’s mother wont Allow me to see my children unless it’s on her terms . I pay child support. Can I see my kids

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your rights are equal to hers. Hire a custody attorney to establish your visitation plan.

Q: If your ex girlfriend has no income and stays with her parents can she get child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If your ex girl friend has your child, she can get child support. It is both parties' responsibility to use birth control.

Q: If my brother gives me power of attorney over his minor children, will I be responsible for his back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No his child support arrears are not your problem. But if he's paying child support, he may not be able to give you valid power of attorney.

Q: Will child support court factor in your otherchildren in your household when setting a child support amount against you?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Any you supported in your home or pay child support for before 5he one with your ex wife are considered. Any who were born after or for whom child support was ordered after the one with your ex wife are not considered.

Q: When you are ordered to pay child support through the state but are hurt and cannot work, due to that injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
No, you have the obligation of filing with the court to ask that the child support obligation be modified. Otherwise, it continues as previously ordered.

Q: My son's mother has been and lived with her boyfriend since 2013. Can his income be used for child support purposes?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Judges only count overnights. No, boyfriend's income irrelevant to child support.

Q: My son is being taken from mom by the state and they want me to have him, but I have a warrant for child support for him

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Go get a loan quickly and claim your son or your kid may go to foster care.

Q: Ex in contempt of court for child spprt arrears. I have a lawyer who’s done nothing. What to do to get support current?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 15, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a new attorney if you are dissatisfied with your current lawyer.

Q: My son is 16 will he lose his Medicaid if I drop the child support case.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
I'm not sure of your question. Your statement is probably true.

Q: Child is adopted, 18, and graduated high school. The mother went through Dcfs for child support. Is it mandatory to pay

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
If the support she's trying to recover is "back-due" (was owed before your rights were terminated), then you still owe it.

Q: What is considering extra curricular expenses? We are being asked to give her 50% of all school clothes and supplies.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Clothes and lunches no. School supplies yes. If you want visitation, hire a custody lawyer to file contempt or establish visitation/custody schedule.

Q: I pay child support to my ex for one child, if I get remarried and have another child, will my cs payments be lowered?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No subsequent spouses and subsequent children to support do not lower original child support.

Q: Not divorced yet soon to be ex filed for food stamps and now I have a hearin for child support court. We have 3 kids, I

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Sep 4, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You both owe each other child support based on your incomes and the number of children in each other's custody. Your agreement not to seek child support is unenforceable due to food stamps.

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