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Q: What does it mean when it say the non-custodial parent was submitted to the lottery division for interception of

Winnings

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

It means lottery winnings are being garnished to satisfy child support.

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Q: We dealt with that problem. It’s now child support when he gets out. Is there a number to call to let them that he

Has been in jail since March 12?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2019

Call your district attorney to seek child support when the father gets out of jail.

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Q: Probation and failure to appear
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2019

Can't tell what your question is. Did you fail to report to probation? If so, there is either an attachment or warrant out for your arrest and you need a criminal attorney because Dept of Corrections will be looking to revoke your probation.

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Q: How do I find out how much I owe on child support
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2019

If there is a support order through the DA's office, you can call Support Enforcement in Amite. IF there is a support order as part of a civil custody or divorce proceeding, you can check with the Clerk of Court for that Parish.

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Q: My son went to jail on March 12, 2019 it was not for Child support. He was up to date on his child until that day.

What do I need to do so that he does not go back to jail for back child support? I'm trying to contact someone but not help and no answers. HELP!!!

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 23, 2019

If he didn't go to jail on child support, what did he go to jail for?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My sons fathers left 9 yrs. ago and wasnt required to pay child support due to collecting SS. If I file can he get right

My ex collected a check due to his mental instability. He didn’t bother to take me to court for custody and I avoided him due to a restraining order that I had on him at the time, due to his abusive tendencies. He hasn’t tried to reach out in 9 years, but I’m worried that if I try to file for... Read more »

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

When you open. Up the issue of child I'll ld support you always risk that custody will be opened again.

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Q: Does child support reduce when you have another child?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Subsequent children do NOT reduce child support for previous children.

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Q: If my 18 year old is not a full time high school student do I still have to pay child support? She will be 18 this dec.

And just be waiting for graduation. Does child support continue? She also has a part time job. I know the law says she has to be a full time student- is this correct???

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

If she is still enrolled in a secondary school program and not yet 19, you still have to pay child support until she graduates or turns 19 whichever comes first.

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Q: If my child's mother has kept child from me for 7 yrs do I still have to pay child support in Louisiana?

I received joint custody in 2007 & the last time I saw my child was in 2011. I know for a fact the mother married & my child has been living with her grandparents. Child support has me paying $200 a month but it is not being used to support my child. My child does not live with her mother & it... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you are having problems seeing your child, you have the obligation to file something with the court to seek specific visitation rights. Child support isn't dependent on your exercising visitation. If you don't believe you are paying the correct amount, paying the correct person, or seeing the... Read more »

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Q: Can the court automatically change the child's last name on e paternity is established?

If I legitimized my child, does the court automatically change his last name?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 11, 2019

You need to hire a family law attorney. Don't know if you are the father or the mother or whether you legitimized the child by marriage or floated the child so can't answer your question.

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Q: If my child is 18, but did not graduate, do I still have to pay child support?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 9, 2019

You still owe child support until the child turns 19 or ceases to become a full-time high school student, whichever comes first.

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Q: Can a 15 year old girl go to jail if her 11 year old boy cousin touched her and she didnt tell him to sto
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

Both kids need counseling, guardasil shots, birth control and both sets of parents can be investigated by child protection.

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Q: What rights does a married man have to the child with a mistress?

Does she have to give the child the married mans last name or list him on the birth certificate? Will she automatically have full custody? Child support laws?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 30, 2019

No she gets to choose the child's last name. She has to list the father, if she knows who it is. Her custody is the same as the bio father's. Child support laws are the same as they would have been had the parents been divorced.

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Q: Can you revoke acknowledgement of paternity 13 years after the child was born knowing you were not the father

Knowing he was not the father at the beginning and now that we are divorced I went through the state for child support because he was behind. The biological father came in the picture when the child was 2 years old. The child is 13 now almost 14. What are his rights if he gets the acknowledgment... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 28, 2019

If acknowledgement revoked for fraud, he has no support obligation and no visitation rights.

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Q: My daughter(17) graduated May.Am I to keep paying support when she finished high school?

She will be 18 on 7/24 & attending college in the fall..Me and her mother never married or went to court..We had a verbal agreement for 5 yrs.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 26, 2019

Yes until her 18th birthday you are required to pay child support.

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Q: I go to CS court for support then after i'll go for custody. What's to stop the mom from skipping town after CS court?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 24, 2019

Louisiana has a relocation statute that says she can't move more than 75 miles. If you anticipate that happening, have your attorney file a restraining order.

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Q: What happens if I pay child support for 17 years and find out the child is not mine?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 22, 2019

You can file criminal charges.

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Q: Is there a time limit imposed on signing child support documents?

My husband was granted 50/50 custody and the documents were drawn up to reduce his child support obligation. However, it's been 4 months and she refuses to sign them. The full payments are still being deducted.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 21, 2019

The judgment can be filed without her signature with proper certification that it was circulated and she stated no objection to the form or content. Your husband's lawyer should know the proper verbiage.

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Q: I already receive child support through child support enforcement. My ex is garnished. I have had nothing but issues

With child support. He gets paid every two weeks and like i stated is garnished. However some months i wont receive child support or i will receive one payment. Even though he has sent me pictures of his check stubs showing that it has been paid to them. What are my options with making sure i get... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2019

Send support enforcement the screen shot of the checks.

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Q: My ex is posting my child support payment and arrears amount on her social media, is there any action I can take?

My full name is included on the screen shot that she is posting online.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 17, 2019

If it is false information, yes you can take action. If it is accurate, no you can't.

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