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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child support paid is in excess of what I was ordered. Can this amount be applied to future payments.

Original order was made in texas but child has lived in Louisiana for the last 14 years.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 21, 2021

If you have overpaid, then yes it can be applied as child support in advance.

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Q: If divorced and have 50/50 custody, each parent has the children 2 weeks, is the father obligated to pay child support?

I paid her alimony for a year, paid her vehicle note for a year, and still have to pay over $1500 in child support when I keep the kids for two weeks and she keeps them for two weeks.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 21, 2021

If there is a disparity in income, then yes, child support will still be due.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-husband is behind on child support and my son turns eighteen soon. Will he still be held responsible for owed $$
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 20, 2021

Yes. File a Motion for Contempt NOW. Get a judgment against him for arrears. Then file that judgment as a lien against him personally and against any property he owns. Dont forget to renew the judgment every 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Will my 17 y/o son have to pay child support?

I currently receive court-ordered child support for my son. I just found out that his girlfriend is pregnant. He will be starting his senior year in high school when the baby is born. If Support Enforcement gets involved, will he have to pay child support? Will I have to pay it for him? Will this... Read more »

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

Buy your son a box of condems.

You and his father will have to pay child support for him, once the baby is born and until he turns 18 or graduates from high school whichever comes last, but no later than his 19th birthday.

He needs to go to college immediately and work part time...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If a child support order is in place and father retires and gets a second job, are both incomes considered?
Mr. James Zitzmann
Mr. James Zitzmann answered on Apr 16, 2021

Yes, but you have to file a motion to modify child support. If the level of support is changed, this is only retroactive to the date of filing, so file soon.

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Q: How do if find out if the arrears are paid ? And when should i be receiving my backtime
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 15, 2021

If you were paying through support enforcement, contact them. But you should have kept your own records.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My kids father receives SSI benefits and also has a job... Can he still pay child support in Louisiana.

My kids receives 160.00 a month between the 2 of them..Thats not enough for 2 teenagers..

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

If his job can be documented, then yes he can pay more child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can Louisiana take a Back Child Support payment from 20 years ago stating the Mother (custodial parent) owes

The State For the same thing as the absent parent?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 10, 2021

Child support can only go back 10 years, EXCEPT if an arrearage judgment is renewed every 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 16 and want to move out of my moms house and into my dads is there anything we can do?

She’s not going to let me move out without going to court she relies on the child support to much to just let me go. I hate living here is there anything we can do?

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

Your father can hire a custody lawyer to file for a modification of custody and a hearing for you to talk to the judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Applied for child support enforcem. but don’t want to pursue it. DCFS says I can’t close case bc kids are on Medicaid.

How can I close the case? And how is it that they can force me to continue with it and go to court, if I want it closed and I’m the one that initiated all this to begin with?!

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

By being on Medicaid, State taxpayers are paying your kids' health insurance. State taxpayers want the parents to pay them back for this health insurance. You can't shut down a Support Enforcement case if you accept state or federal aid.

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

I live in Louisiana, I have 2 daughters from a previous marriage one is 20 years old and currently a full time student in college and the other is 18 years old and also in college. Am I required by law to continue to pay child support until my children graduate from College? I have heard that 19 is... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 5, 2021

Following up on the post of attorney Badeaux-----in answer to your question, NO, however, I would encourage you to review the order(s)/judgment(s) in effect regarding child support and see if the language discusses termination/expiration. If it does, then follow that. If you do not agree with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I owed 2406.83 in arrears I payed 2407 even and they posted that I made a payment of 2219.83 is that right?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2021

The state takes 5% for collection.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: In Louisiana, can child support inforcement go after my VA disability check? I am totally disabled and am unemployable.

My Disability check is my only income.

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

Some of your check can be seized as child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How long does it take the state to process a 15k child support payment that is clearing up all arrears?

Arrears are cleared but I've not gotten a payment in the large arrears amount. Would there be a reason arrears were forgiven without my consent as domicile parent?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 25, 2021

Child support arrears are only collectable back 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to get overpaid child support back?

I've paid in too much Child Support and my children live with me. How do I close case & get payments back?

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

1) You won't get overpayment back.

2) Hire a child support lawyer immediately to at least get it stopped,

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: is it legal for child support fees to continue to be applied to inmates in louisiana
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 22, 2021

A child suppoet lawyer can get child support suspended during incarceration.

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