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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: When figuring out child support, if remarried, is spouse's income also included with parent of the child ?

My ex was court ordered in 2009 to pay child support, he did for a while but hasn't in 5 or 6 years. I got married in 2014 and file taxes as married filing jointly. I need to file a judgment on my ex for not paying child support but wanted to know if my husband's income will be included... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 22, 2021

Contact the district attorney for your parish to file for contempt. If he hasn't paid in 6 years, you have 4 more years to do this. After that you start to lose money.

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

Ncp claims to have child by his family members wife that he pays non court ordered support for.

He is also married to another woman with no minor kids between them.

Will this child be considered in our support case if he is able to provide a DNA test and bank transfers?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2021

Preexisting support obligation will reduce his gross income for child suppoet purposes. Wife will not.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Health Care Law for Louisiana on
Q: need information on Medicaid/child support and how they are connected in in Mississippi

i am a resident of Louisiana and so was my ex husband me and my ex husband got a divorce due to him cheating it was filed in January and granted in march i was also informed that me ex husband was expecting a new child with the female that he cheated on me with and is in a relationship with they... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2021

Hire a custody lawyer.

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Q: Can you cancel child support after you submitted the application?

New Orleans

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 8, 2021

Yes if the child is not on medicaid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Do I have to show itemized receipts of my child’s school supplies to his father in order for him to pay for half?

I sent his father screenshots of the total and gave a list of the things bought. Shouldn’t this be sufficient as I am not asking for the full amount? I ordered the supplies on line so it would be easier but he is demanding an itemized receipt which I have no way of printing for him. I understand... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2021

If you ordered the school supplies on line, you can just forward a copy of the order to him

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have been paying child support for almost two years after the cut off date. Will I get reinbursed??
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 29, 2021

You will absolutely not be reimbursed. You need a lawyer to immediately stop the garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: my aunt had guardianship of me since i was 6. I am 25. shouldn't she get Child support payments instead of my mom

I am 25 years old disabled & live with my aunt who has Guardianship of me since 6 years old and is my representative payee for Social Security, recently my dad started paying his arrears for child support payments after 15 years and has let me know. however my biological mother is receiving... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2021

Your Aunt needs to hire lawyer to file a change of recipient motion based on custody.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child support termination or reduction

I’ve been paying child support for my 2 children, ages 18 and 21, which one is special needs. My special needs son has recently passed away and my 18 yr old is still in school and working. Am I still obligated to pay the full amount till she is 19 or does my child support automatically reduce to... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2021

Nothing is automatic. Call a child support lawyer to do a recalculation and reduction.

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Q: can a 25 year old disabled child recieve the back child support payments if they never lived with their parents ?

i'm 25 years old I am disabled and my dad has been in arrears for a while he finally filed taxes after 3 years & notified me that I should be getting a lump sum payment. Is my Biological mother entitled to the funds even though I never lived with her & someone else raised me and is my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 16, 2021

Whoever had LEGAL custody of you will get the lump sum.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can i do something about my parents arrears?

I'm 29. Never lived with either of my parents, basically. They are taking money out of my mom's unemployment and from her last two employers. She signed his off years ago and he was SUPPOSED to do the same when he got out of jail but didn't. Is there a way i can receive that money... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 8, 2021

If the child support is just to pay the state back for your medicaid premium for 18 years, then no, you can't stop it or get it.

If the child support goes to your Dad for arrears, then no you can't stop it or get it. If the child support goes to your Dad for ongoing child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Consent Judgment says no child support due to equal income now he makes more money. Can it be modified?

Consent Judment signed and agreed upon in 2019. Divorced finalized 2020

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 6, 2021

Yes, if it would result in at least a 25% increase in child support. Call a child support lawyer to run the calculations for you,

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If I paid child support to my ex-wife and my child lived with me, can I get that money back.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2021

No. Why didn't you have your attorney file to terminate the child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I live in Louisiana and my child is 11 yrs old as of now. Her biological father did not pay child support from

July 2014-Dec 2019 at $711 a month. ($46,926 in arrears) The state now is garnishing his paycheck for his current monthly amount though how do I get the arrears owed? He has 4 daughters w/ 4 different mothers. The oldest has aged out since the child support was finalized by judge in 2012. He is... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 18, 2021

You need to get an executory judgment for the full amount of arrears. Then file that against him with the Clerk of Court as a personal lien. Then renew it every 10 years. Your attorney can also do a judgment debtor rule.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex wife hasn’t allowed me to see my children in 4 years & filing for child support totaling 1500 a month.

My children don’t know who I am and have been calling another man “dad” for 4 years. How can I fight this? What do I do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 17, 2021

You should hire a custody lawyer to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Daughter is 17 and just graduated high school. Can the father file to have the child support ended now or does he

have to pay until she turns 18?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 15, 2021

He has to wait until she turns 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child support was instated 3 years ago when the mom was not working. She now has a full time job.

Me (the father) is considered the non custodial parent, I have my daughter a total 12 days out of the month. Child support was initially created when she was 6 months old, and her mother didn’t have a job. Since then, she’s been employed full time 5 days a week, and never reported a change in... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 14, 2021

Contact a child support lawyer to run the numbers for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I, the father, am remarried and have another child, will that make my child support amount decrease?

I have a 14 year old son with my ex-wife, to whom I pay child support. We have 50/50 custody and time with him. I am remarried and have another child, 1 yr old. Because of another dependent in my household, could the amount of child support decrease? Also, my son’s mother hasn’t paid rent or... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

Ex wife's income will get you a decrease. One year old will not get you a decrease.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Son's father hasn't paid child support in years, last judgement is 12 years old, is father still responsible to pay me ?

In November of 2009 me and my sons father went to court and it was ordered he pay $260 a month in child support. For a couple of years he did but for the past 5 years or so he hasn't. Everytime I asked for it, he would make up some excuse, tell me he is broke, promise future payment but not... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 30, 2021

The father is completely wrong. The Judgment is in force until your child turns 18 or graduates from high school but no later than 19. Before he hits 18 file for contempt and get a judgment of arrears. Then THAT judgment needs to be renewed every 10 years

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Q: If I pay child support and my wife has a business but I work under that business as a employee can child support go

After her business??

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 29, 2021

No but they can garnish yiur wages from that business.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Im the custodial parent, can indiana child support request my entire work history?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 26, 2021

In Louisiana Support Enforcement only requests 3 years. You need to direct this question to an Indiana Child Support Attorney.

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