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Q: 2 children. One turns 18 in a month. Does child support get cut in half when one is emancipated?

Do you have to file a motion to get child support reduced? Is this automatic? Does support amount stay the same?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 12, 2020

No. Consult with a child support attorney to determine any change in the amount that could be obtained. Without going to court or a Consent Judgment, it remains unchanged

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Q: How can I get my back child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 12, 2020

IF you already had a child support judgment, THEN an attorney can file contempt for you. You can then garnish wages or seize tax refunds and assets.

IF you need a judgment of child support, THEN an attorney can file a Petition on your behalf.

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Q: Mother of child has claimed child every year due to me being in the rears . Court order states i can claim child every

Mother of child has not allow me to claim child in over 4 years due to me being in rears. Court order from intial court date states I can claim child every year due to me paying over 60% of his living cost. Is it legal for mother not to allow me to claim child ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 8, 2020

You need a child support lawyer to review the judgment. There are too many unanswered variables.

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Q: Married my childs mother after being put on child support. Can she leave child support case open ?

Case was opened in 2012, we got married in 2018. Case is still open, just making sure no laws are being broken

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 7, 2020

You need to file a copy of your marriage certificate into your child support case.

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Q: I am paying back child support , children are grown. Can I get a passport

Back child support arrears was due to years of incarceration. I begin to pay the arrears as soon as I was released. Have been paying for many years. Can I get a passport

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 3, 2020

Yes, child support arrears should not prevent you from getting a passpoert.

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Q: 1200$ stimulus was taken. my son was adopted in order to stop child support. i do owe arrears. will they take my u.i.

i understand that i will get the 600 with up to 50% taken out. but im still being charged monthly?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 2, 2020

If yiubowe arrears, that is not erased by your child being adopted. They will take your stimulus checks to satisfy arrears.

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Q: When is the non-custodial parent supposed to start paying child support and when can I start to take some type of action
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 2, 2020

The non custodial parent should pay a minimum of $100/mo from the date of separation and start paying any court ordered amount retroactive to the date that a motion for child support is filed.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Looking for options on what to do about my children's Father.

My children's dad was permitted every other weekend visitation with me being present. We are suppose to meet at an agreed upon place for him to see them. He was also ordered 200 cs each month. Since this order in September '19 he has seen them at most 10 times since. He has also only... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 28, 2020

You can hire an attorney to hold him. In contempt for both child support and the visitation.

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Q: Can a parent move states with the child without the other parent consent
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 27, 2020

No must have consent of the other parent or the court.

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Q: where do you report someone for non payment of child support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 26, 2020

Your district attorneys office.

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Q: Who should get the stimulas check for children of one parent gave up all custody rights but claimed them in 2019?

The custody agreement between my children's mother and I was i get sole custody of our 3 children and she would not have to pay child support if she relinquished her rights to claim them on income tax, or use them for any kind of assistamces and herself from anything that could financially... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you owed arrears, she still gets stimulus check. If not, you should get check.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: What can be done as far as locating my child's father if he lives in another state?

When I took him to court 2 years ago, he actually wanted me to go through the state for child support payments, which I did. However, I went through Louisiana, which is where I live, and he lives in Texas, which is where he moved to, after court. 2 years later he is $6,000 behind on child support.... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

Stalk him on social media yourself of hire a private investigator.

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Q: if I am on ssi in louisiana is my stimulus check still able to be taken for child support ,?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 24, 2020

If you owe arrears in child support, yes they can take your stimulus check.

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Q: They already took my child support out of my check. And now they took a extra 2200 from my stimulus. How I get my money
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 22, 2020

Nationwide, the IRS is authorized to seize stimulous checks, if the payor was in arrears. If you were not in arrears, contact a child support lawyer.

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Q: Can my child support be dropped if he’s 18 out of school and no longer living at home with custodial parent.

I know with the virus everything is crazy but my child is 18 and officially done with high school and has moved out of his mothers house. The mother claims that she is taking me back to court for more money and for me to have to pay for his college. How is this legal and how can I get my obligation... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 20, 2020

"Done with high school", does not mean he has graduated. If he is still studying online to graduate, you are still liable for child support until he graduates, but no later than his 19th birthday. if there is a garnishment or if there are younger siblings, you will need a lawyer to end... Read more »

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Q: I was put on child support because the mother of my four kids was upset I had another child when we separated.

Two of my kids has graduated high school one is 20 and the other one is 18. Do I still have to pay child support for them?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 16, 2020

You probably have "in globo" child support for all four kids. To reduce it by two kids, hire an attorney to file a Motion to Reduce. You CANNOT just cut it in half or you will be in contempt of court.

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Q: If I was behind on child support back in 2006 and my children have been of age since then will I still get

My stimulas check

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 15, 2020

Stimulus checks are scheduled to be seized to satisfy child support arrears unless the feds screw up.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm domicile parent of my son. When my son graduates high school and starts college does his father legally

have to continue paying support if he lives with me?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 15, 2020

After he has turned 18 and graduated from high school the child support obligation ends.

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Q: My husband was in prison for 10 years, released 12/2017 with 32k child support debt. Can this be fixed?

The child support was on his credit report which has been accumulating since he went to prison.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 14, 2020

Unfortunately, the 2017 statute required that the suspension of child support due to incarceration had to be requested and ordered while he was still incarcerated, not after his release.

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Q: is it okay to take the baby father to court for not paying child support after they turn 18
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 30, 2020

If you file for child support after the child's 18th birthday, it's too late. If you filed before the 18th birthday, you get it back to the date of filing through the 18th birthday or graduation from high school, but not later than 19th birthday. If you are in arrears on 18th birthday,... Read more »

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