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Q: A girl I dated a few years ago for a short time just messaged me on Facebook saying that she had my child.

I dated this girl for only a few weeks. She showed her true colors an i quickly realized I didn’t want a relationship with her so we parted ways. This has been about 3 years ago. An we haven’t seen or talked to each other since. Today I get a Facebook message from her saying that she will see... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

I would recommend you get off facebook and wait until you get served. Then hire an attorney immediately.

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Q: How do I file for court ordered child support arrears in Louisiana?

My ex husband owes me $1500 a month in child support arrears from September 2017 until February 2019 when I had to give custody to my mom bc I couldn’t take care of him without support.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hire a private attorney or call Support Enforcement at the D.A.'s office.

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Q: If there is no formal custody agreement, do both parents have the same rights to a child?

There is no court-ordered custody agreement but the father does pay child support and the child is with the mother more than 50 percent of the time. Does the father still have the same custodial rights as the mother?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Yes, until someone goes to court and gets a custody judgment.

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Q: Ex husband is $27,000 behind in child support, what are my options?

Since the child support order was issued over 4 years ago, he has only made 4 payments. In our divorce decree (which he did not show up to court to sign - but after so many times being postponed, the judge granted my divorce) he does not have any visitation rights to my children and it is stated... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 10, 2019

Make sure you renew the arrears judgment every 10 years so that if he ever receives an inheritance, you can seize it.

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Q: In April 2013 my ex husband and I got divorced and he was court ordered to pay $300/month in cs. He stopped paying so

I Called my attorney and I couldn’t afford to take him back to court. I filed cs through the state in September 2013 and sent a copy of current cs order to them. We have a court date in October after finally finding my ex and serving him. What do I need to bring with me to court besides my... Read more »

Raul Enrique Guerra Jr
Raul Enrique Guerra Jr answered on Sep 4, 2019

We don not give specific advice; to potential clients, but a motion for contempt may be inorder if there is a judgment of child support.

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Q: I make 90,000 a year. How much do I have to pay every week for child support for one kid?

Custody parent on disability an SSI

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 3, 2019

Consult with a child support attorney because a lot more information is needed to determine the amount of child support due.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my minor childs settlement from someone that is not his custodial parent

My sons father received a settlement in 2019 he owed child support they took out what was owed to them than sent the rest of the money to the person who THEY had listed as the custodial parent which was my aunt she had him in 2012 to 2013. Child support said he was in the arrears in 2015 i had him... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 25, 2019

You need to co sult with support Enforcement....if it isn't too late. You should have do e this as soon as you found out he got a settlement.

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Q: When do arrears get calculated into the amount ordered to the employer to deduct per paycheck? How is it calculated?

There is a monthly amount ordered through the state that is being paid by employer deduction but the arrears amount is just sitting there not being paid. At what point does the state send an adjusted amount to the employer to begin also deducting arrears and how is that additional amount... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 22, 2019

You need to remind your case worker to seek the arrears. Sounds like someone forgot or he's not making enough.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my husband adopt my daughter, if her biological father has not paid child support in 6 months consecutively?

My child's father is wishy washy. He is a dad when it's convenient and its hard to get state mandated child support from him. He said he would not sign the papers for my husband to adopt my child, because it would make him look like a dead beat dad. He sees her occasionally. Lives on his parents... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

It sounds like it's time for an intrafamily adoption. You don't need bio dad's permission. Hire an adoption attorney.

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Q: How can I collect my 30% of her share toward bills? Can I deduct from child support

I pay everything, she hasn’t paid her 30% toward anything. Can I deduct this

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

Yes IF you keep a spreadsheet and once monthly send her a copy. Additionally you have to send her proof of payment of your 70% and her 30% once monthly.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Child is three years old, has always lived with mother, I pay child support.

When my child turned 4 months old me and the mother agreed we just weren’t working together and we split up. I got a job offer out of state and moved to a bordering state. We agreed that This was a smart choice so I could better support our child. We agreed I could come down and see her any time... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

You should hire an attorney to seek a reduction in child support, if you are making less, and for a joint custody order.

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Q: Mother of my child is threatening to report me because I’m a behind on child support. I just sent her 5000

To catch back up a few months ago, And am still 2500 behind, what will happen if she reports me to the state because I lost my job and I’m not paying weekly like I use to?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

You need to file a Motion to Reduce immediately or you will be held in contempt for nonpayment.

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Q: How can my husband get off of child support?

My husband have been taking care and paying child support for his daughter for 3yrs without any help from the mother. He have proof that his child was under his care for those 3yrs. The mother openly admitted it was time to take home off of child support and had papers notarized to bring to the... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2019

Hire an attorney to draft and file a Consent Judgment and then serve Support Enforcement. Until you do this correctly he will still be liable to pay child support. You will not be refunded for any child support paid until this is done correctly.

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Q: My son is 12 and I've never received court ordered child support. Is it too late to demand it?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 18, 2019

No you can seek.child.suppirt.until your child is 18. Hire a child.suppoet.lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My daughter is 3, child support order arranged, mother is custodial parent. Child has resided with mom since born.

I pay child support, and have always made an effort to see my daughter. The mother, after three years just started letting me take my child do things only one time a month though, and would tell me to go sit at my child’s grandmaws house to see my child because she knows I will not do that, my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 18, 2019

I don't know how many years your time with your child has been dictated by the mother. Hire a custody attorney to get guaranteed time with your child. Create a text or email record of regularly requesting more time.

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Q: The mother of my child moved my son out of town without my knowledge and we have joint custody..still pay child support

I never knew she moved him out of state until i was able to pick him so I had my mother to call her because we don’t get alone so she stated to my mother that I knew that she moved but that’s a total lie because I never signed any papers with us having joint custody..what should I do?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Aug 16, 2019

If she removed the child from Louisiana, she would have had to comply with the relocation statute. She should have notified you of the proposed move before it occurred. If she didn't, you have the right to file contesting the move. A family law/custody attorney can help you with this.

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Q: Are there any guidelines in louisiana about how child support is to be used?

I've been paying child support to my ex this year for our 3 yr old daughter. My ex has a job where he maxed out what he will be able to make something like 17 an hr, because of a lack of education, no g.e.d etc. Before the child support he was constantly complaining of not being able to afford this... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Sounds like he may have won the lottery or have a partner making good money.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I was awarded full custody of my son on 8/9 & child support stopped, but my ex cashed a prior check dated 8/15.

I gave my son’s mother two checks, one dated 8/1 and one dated 8/15. I got my son for my usual time with him on 7/24, and due to his mother getting evicted and tons of other legal issues, I filed and received emergency custody of him on 8/9. She still cashed the check dated 8/15 even though it... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

You can now seek child support from her and repayment of that check.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How long does interim spousal support last?

Never finalized divorce after 2 years reconciled with husband what happens?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2019

Interim spousal support lasts six months after the date of final divorce if periodic spousal support is pending.

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Q: Non-custodial parent has been lying to the state and DCFS about his income since 2002 to avoid child support payments.

I’ve been receiving child support for my son since 2002. Recently I found out that my ex has been lying about income for the last 17 years. His child support payments is based off $4,000 a month. He is making at least $250,000 a year, maybe more. He owns 8 companies that I also recently... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 14, 2019

Call your case worker and give them the information you have discovered. You may want to hire a forensic accountant to build your case for you

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