Louisiana Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My child’s insurance is covered in my child Support. As the father am I obligated to paying 100% of that insurance?

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Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
The answer to your question depends on your child's age, your income and the other parent's income. You need to consult with a child support lawyer.

Q: Does Louisiana require a parent to pay child support if a child attends college?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Louisiana child support ends at 18 or high school graduation which ever comes last but no later than age 19.

Q: I live in st Tammany parish and my dead beat ex husband is over 5000 in the rears Where do I file

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your attoeney needs to file for contempt in St Tammany and possibly to make the Judgment executory.

Q: What do I do if my children's father has never had a job in his entire life but I'm wanting to put him on child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Support Enforcement will impute minimum wage to him and no they have nothing to do with visitation.

Q: I want to file for support against my ex but his check is already being garnished for back support on his adult children

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If your child was born after his adult children, then your child stands in line behind the adult children, but ahead of other creditor garnishments.

Q: I was told that Child Support is not due until the end of each month in Louisiana. Is this true?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It depends on the order in your case. Do not pay the mother directly by and means except check or direct deposit.

Q: can a judgement be placed on the dad for non support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your lawyer first needs to make an arrears judgment executor. Then your lawyer needs to renew that judgment every 10 years. Finally, when his grandparents die your lawyer can put a lien on the succession.

Q: How does Louisiana establish paternity when non custodial parent is out of state. & Incompliant with separate CSE orders

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Paternity testing can be done even if parents in different states.

Q: How can I forgive child support arrears?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
That can be done in the judgment changing custody. It would just need to specify that any and all arrearage is satisfied and/or forgiven. I would suggest having an attorney prepare a voluntary transfer of custody. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including attorney fees and court costs.

Q: Moving to Texas in June,father lives in NOLA,Once I file for residency,Can I get my child support transferred to Texas??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can't relocate your child out of Louisiana without the consent of the other parent or a court order.

Q: Can you explain to me what does Reto pay means for child support in the State of Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you ever fell behind, she can get that missed child support even after the kids have turned 18 and graduated from high school.

Q: How is child support calculated in this scenario?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes and your attorney can make sure your adjusted gross income is reduced by your preexisting support obligation for your first child.

Q: My boyfriend got Served papers For a contempt hearing and motion to intervene. Its state's that he is 44,000 in arrears.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 27, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
He needs a child support attorney for his court date

Q: I havent receive any child support since the 18th of december 2018. Is the shutdown affecting my child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support is state not federal. Contact your support enforcement worker.

Q: How can I get custody of my kids when the mom has not had them in almost two years bc her addiction to drugs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to seek custody and termination of child support.

Q: I have child support for twins, their emancipation date is 3/25/19. What happens if they are still in school

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
It sounds like they turn 18 Mar 2019 but don't graduate until May 2020. You must pay child support for them until May 2020. If you have other kids, your attorney will need to file for a decrease. If you have a wage assignment, your attorney will have to file for a decrease or termination.

Q: So exactly what would a prenup do in case if the marriage and keeping my wife from pressing any child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
A prenuptial is before you are married. A postnuptial is after you are married. A post nuptial requires a court appearance. A prenuptial agreement does not. Then the baby's mother cannot claim you are benefitting from your spouse's income or assets. Without it, she can.

Q: My wife was “ordered” to pay child support by her controlling ex husband. She doesn’t pay directly to him does she?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an attorney and immediately Object to the Hearing Officer's recommendation and to file for a New Trial.

Q: If I get married (first time, not remarried) does my wife's income impact my child support obligation? Does she pay too?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You and your fiance would be well advised to get a prenup to protect her in child support proceedings. A subsequent child will not affect your child support

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