Louisiana Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: How can I forgive child support arrears?

1 Answer | 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: Protective order with temp custody to wife does this mean I can't file hoh and claim kids on my taxes

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 20, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Children must be in your custody for at least 6 months to be your dependents.

Q: Can you report someone that is married.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 19, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
Yes. You can report someone. That is always up to you.

I will not opine on whether it is fraud

Q: DNA test shows I’m not the father Can the real dad take my rights if me and the mother don’t want him to Iv raised her

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you are on the birth certificate, you don't need to do more. If you are not on the birth certificate, you can only be the legal father if you marry the mother and adopt.

Q: Can a judge terminate your parental rights if you're incarcerated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
He doesn't sign over his rights. His rights can be terminated without his consent if he has no contact with his child and fails to support his child for 6 months.

Q: We had a consent judgement done granting father custody. The state has taken the kids. How do i get them?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire an attorney and intervene in the juvenile court case.

Q: Statue of limitation removing the fathers name from the birth certificate if he is not biologically father

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 7, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
There is no prescription on changing the birth certificate. If he is not the father, a 3 party acknowledgement can be done or a disavowal. You need a family law attorney.

Q: Can I appeal on a family case and if so how?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can appeal on custody/child support cases if your attorney files a notice of intent to appeal w/in 30 days.

Q: What rights do grandparents have in Louisiana due to us living with them for four years and myhaving criminal history?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you and the father agree on every5hing, a mediator can draft the paperwork to effectuate what you want. However, your parents can always file for custody asserting that custody for neither if you is in the best interests of the children.

Q: I have soul custody of my 4 children. I want to let the oldest one who is 15 go live with his mother.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.

Q: What can I do to protect my daughter from husbands girlfriend who is on drugs

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Print every thing you can find about the girl friends record. Next hire a private investigator to document that he is taking your child to visit her or that she is visiting him while he has your child. Then hire a custody attorney.

Q: Can my kids father take child without any agreement. Never been to court he is only ordered to pay child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You need to hire a custody attorney. It sounds like you have a hearing date coming up for ex parte custody

Q: Can a family court judge order force a couple to end there relationship?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No but a juvenile court judge can take custody away from both parents if they remain together or a family court judge can give custody to a 3d party.

Q: Is there any lawyer in the Alexandria La area that is willing to help my wife end the bullying from her exhusband?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 17, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
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