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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I, the mother , filed for child support for my daughter. Dad has a child that is 4 yrs from previous relationship

Then my daughter which is 1 yrs old & another new born from new relationship. He isn’t on child support for his other kids but mine. Will the amount be split because of other kids ? Court date isn’t until next month

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 15, 2022

Support for subsequent children does not lower it for the earlier born children.

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Q: What happens if non custodial parent hasn’t been served child support papers but have a court date in April
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 15, 2022

The payee can get a private process server appointed and the matter will be continued.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Why am I paying child support on children that neither myself or their mother have custody of?

Neither I nor my ex wife have custody of our children. I signed my rights to the grandpa and her rights were terminated by the court system. However I am still being held responsible for child support, solely.

So much of my check is being garnished that I can no longer afford my normal... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 4, 2022

Consenting to custody by someone else does not change your support obligation; only adoption would end the obligation of support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hey I have a question, if I put my kids dad on child support could and he has his gf & her kids on his lease does it m

Family law

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 4, 2022

You didn't finish writing your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If both parents lose custody of child to a grandparent and the grandparent files for child support who is responsible?

We both lost custody bc of drug addiction the court ruled that we were not to have contact with child at all no calls no visitations ect. But my ex mother in law let her daughter live with them right after this ruling and then then allowed my daughter to move in with her mom my ex-wife . I believe... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 4, 2022

You should contact a child support lawyer in your area and set up a meeting---when you meet please bring a copy of the order relative to payment of child support and the order relative to custody so that the lawyer can review the law of your case and advise accordingly. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I have a child support case and I pay 500 a month for 1 child another case is starting do cs adjust the payments

In Louisiana cs I pay $500 a month for one child and now I'm getting put on child support for two more kids on a different case I only make $14 an hour

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 3, 2022

First one will not go down because of the second one.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can custody and child support be heard in two different parish courts? when there's a court order of domicile parent.

In September 2019, I was rewarded domicile parent in 19th JDC. My child mother was rewarded of visitation every other weekend. on same day of render judgement, the excise on the judgement began. My child mother kidnapped my child and never return the minor child. when she had illegal custody of... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Mar 2, 2022

Your attorney can file for child support in your custody case in 19th JDC and can file an exception in 24th JDC to child support since you are domiciliary parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Is there any way to not be responsible for amounts during incarceration?

Hello, I owe state alot of back child support for a child who is now 20 years old. I was incarcerated a majority of his life am I responsible during times of incarcerated. also is it too late to order paternity test?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 28, 2022

No it is not too late. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My ex wife moved my children from Louisiana while we were still married and hasn’t let me see my kids, now she files CS?

Now she’s back in Gonzales she filed child support and I never knew about the court date because it was an old mailing address so they ruled I pay 655 monthly so now I’m 7 months behind im blocked on all social media and have no number for her I couldn’t even pay it if I wanted to. What do I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 23, 2022

Hire a child support/custody lawyer quickly to file for new trial

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child support case is closed, my son is 19 years old. He is going to file for SSDI. will they reopen my CS case?

my son was diagnosed with a mental illness due to drug use at 17. He is now 19 years old. My case with child support is closed bc he reached age of emancipation and was graduated . I do not owe arrears. Based on this information, will child support be able to open a new case or reopen the closed... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 25, 2022

Based on the information contained in your post, there is no reason listed for child support to open your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does custodial parent have any financial obligations upon signing provisional custody by mandate
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 20, 2022

Custody by mandate is only one year long and does not abdicate the financial responsibility to support a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can father use past money given against present child support case
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 11, 2022

Any money given to the mother, after the date that the child support motion was filed, can be credited against arrears, ongoing or future child support, IF the father can prove it was paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Whet can i find the official status for la rev stat 14:75? Is there a free option?

My ex is suing me for child support. He makes way more money than me and has historically used his money and power given to him by the courts to get me to do what he wants. I have another child in my custody and her father who is a disabled amputee. He lives in another state with my son and I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 8, 2022

You need to consult with a child support lawyer because your question is unintelligible.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I'm from houma, la. Moved me and 2 of my children here due to domestic violence and losing everything from hurricane Ida

I have custodial custody of all my children. Am I allowed to open a custody case here. Or do I have to go back south

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Jan 6, 2022

A custody lawyer can file for relocation for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Will child support arrears be sent to the custodial parent after kids are grown?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 31, 2021

Yes. Ongoing ends but the arrears still are owed to the custodial parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my child support payments lowered?

When i went to court for this i had been unemployed for 6 months and they went by what i used to make so I'm ordered to pay almost 400 a month and i haven't gotten a job since then BC i was shot in a robbery and I'm left physically disabled idk wtd BC after i was ordered to pay my... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 16, 2021

You can hire an attorney to file for a reduction in child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband just found out he has a 17 year old son, will he have to pay back child support or just support going forward
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 8, 2021

He will have to pay child support from whenever they filed for it IF the paternity test reveals he is the father.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: With court ordered papers If child support is not paid could I not let him see the child until I get the payment?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan
answered on Dec 6, 2021

No, child support and visitation have nothing to do with each other, and 2 wrongs don't make a right. If he's not paying his child support, you can file a rule to have him held in contempt. Likewise, if you refuse to allow him visitation, he can file to have you held in contempt.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am a non custodial parent in Louisiana and been paying support for 7 years. The mother and I have reconciled

But during the course of time she became incarcerated then her sister kept the kids for a few months. I've been paying them both child support and neither my daughter(17yrs) or my son(15yrs) live with either of them. We agree on terminating my Child support order. Is that possible? Because... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Dec 5, 2021

Please call a custody lawyer to do a timeline to see if you owe arrears or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Hi I have 3 minor children and I am paying child support on one child as if I only have the one child. I need help

I reside in Ga and the order was filed in Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Nov 30, 2021

Hire a child support lawyer who practices in the parish from which the support order is originating. Get certified copies of your pre-existing child support orders.

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