Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My child’s father and I are back together, will my child lose his Medicaid if I take his father off child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to tell the state you are back together. But you may no longer qualify for Medicaid.

Q: Can a 2 month old CS judgment be set aside?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You do need an attorney for custody and visitation. The state does not support you on that.

Q: Will my current order for support & wage garnishment be suspended?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 3, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You are being represented by the State and need to communicate with your case worker. No, his Motion will not lower your child support pending court.

Q: if I pay child support can I get in trouble for paying less each month if I can’t afford full amount? In Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes you can be held in contempt of court unless you file for a reductuon.

Q: The child is now 17 if support is court ordered to me by LA can arrears go back to his date of birth?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No you can't go back further than the date on which you first filed for child support and in no case more than 10 years.

Q: cust battle,newborn.dad has temp cust until court, I have court order visitation but he won't agree on place to meet

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Dec 1, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes your client can file a Motion if he isn't, then hire a new one.

Q: I am a legal guardian of a 17 yr Old almost 18.Mother is deceased for 9 yrs . Father is in arrears in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Ask the the D.A. to get aN executory judgment. Then you can get the Judgment renewed every 10 yrs.

Q: I just put in my child support application with CSE. The father is unaware of this. What happens next?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
First CSE will determine if they will take your caseND asign you to a case worker. Then he will get a letter. Then they will file suit and in about 3 months you will have a court date.

Q: I need help. My final appeal is today. I've called everyone. I cant find a lawyer. Would I be able to fight after

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
First, Justia is not a lawyer referral service. Attorneys cannot contact you from this website. Second, why would you wait until the due date for your appeal to try to find a lawyer?

Q: My employer had been deducting money for child support payments for some time now but they are never sent to DCFS.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 26, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Many attorneys send checks once a month to Support Enforcement. If it's been over 30 days, I would notify your caseworker with the state and provide him/her with a copy of your check stubs showing these deductions. The employer and/or the state may be crediting the payments to the wrong LASES number.

Q: My daughter has reached out to me saying she does not want to stay with her mother

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 24, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Attorneys cannot reach out to you through Justia, but you can reach out to them.

Q: When the girl take you out if child support. Can she put u back on and how long it could take .

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 23, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It will take her about 90 days to put you back on child support and they will do a new assessment of your income and hers. So child support may go up, down or stay the same.

Q: Can I take my childs dad off child support without losing her medicaid?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 19, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Short answer, no. The state is paying for her medical care and wants to be reimbursed by the father.

Q: 16 year Old gets 19 year Old Pregnant can she file for childsupport

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes but it would be ill advised because the 16 year old is a minor and the 19 year old is an adult. There is criminal exposure.

Q: Can child support be dropped if court ordered?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
We don't have "co-domiciliary" in LA. Your attoeney can now make the case that there is no hang in circumstances since the Judgment that no child support is due.

Q: can i cancel child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If done through the state yes, just call your caseworker. If done privately, call your attorney

Q: My Ex Partner does not want to let me see my child. I pay 1,200 every month what can I do to see my child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 10, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to seek custody or visitation. Keep track of every time you are denied contact.

Q: my ex-wife is still getting child support for both of my sons one is 19 the other 16 she has kicked the 16 out

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Go pick up your 16 year old, who is too young to fend for himself. Then hire a lawyer to terminate child support and change custody in fact you can file for child support from her.

Q: My x-husband has been in hiding since Katrina, my son is now 25, back child support is over $30,000.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Nov 7, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You have to hire a private child support lawyer who can file suit in LA and get him served by long arm at work. Once you have a judgment, you can garnish his wages and put a lien on any property.

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