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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a daughter we share custody. And I have a question.

Her father has a crazy work schedule and it changes often. I am not working and I am available 24/7. I am willing and able to keep her on all the days he works and he can have her any day he’s off and he is available to have her. But he wants to do one week he has her and one week I have her and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2021

You can hire a custody lawyer to modify custody. But if your child is over age 5, you are obligated to contribute to her support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: Can my ex husband obligate my daughter & grandkids 16 & 11 myself to leave house after hurricane IDA ?

Ex husband house has electricity and running water , its safe and secure , my grandson has asthma and my daughter and i have health conditions

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2021

If your ex husband bought the house before you were married or after you were divorced you have no right to squat in his home. However, if the home was purchased during the marriage, you are a co-owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: How do I obtain emergency custody of my minor children where there is NO court order or even divorce decree?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 1, 2021

You should contact a family law/divorce attorney as soon as possible. The attorney will know the procedure that should be followed and make arrangements to file and present the Petition for Emergency Custody to the judge for his/her consideration.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: What options available to have my elderly aunt discharged from a facility after suicide attempt thru overdose?

Suicide attempt possibly a side affect of her shingle medication. I have power of attorney.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 28, 2021

Get mental health professional to examine her and find her competent. Then get her vaccinated for shingles so she can avoid that problem reoccurrring.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is there someone I can call to get legal advice for better understanding?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 25, 2021

Call the local or state bar association and ask them the question you are posing. Or search the Justia Find a Lawyer in the topic area you are seeking answers and see if any of the lawyers which pop up provide a free consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My dad says I’m not allowed to move out until 19 and he says if I try to move out before he’ll take my car away from me

The car is under his name but I drive it and it was given to me by a family friend can I move and at 18 and can he take my car away from me?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 25, 2021

You can leave on your 18th birthday but the car is his unless you have a donation or he has signed the back of the title to you. Don't forget you will need insurance too; it's the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Louisiana on
Q: cost per year for a person being a curator for an interdicted person.

I am in need of a new curator to handle my money affairs as my present curator =daughter will not let me near my money=assets!

Who or what kind of company can take over this position? If a new curator can take over then about how much will this cost me the interdicted person?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 20, 2021

A bank, CPA, relative or attorney can be appointed as your Curator. There is no set fee.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I am 17, and I think I am going through domestic violence, what should I do?

I have been pulled by the hair and had my head slammed against the wall. I was beaten multiple times so one day I decided to runaway and ever since I ran away they haven't really put there hands on me but I get hurt emotionally a lot but I do not like showing it. What do I do and what happens... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 19, 2021

You can call 911 and go into foster care and your relatives will have to go to court or you can put up with it until you turn 18

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go about having my parents formally adopt me?

I live in Louisiana but my parents live in Alabama. I'm 22. I am an orphan; my mom died in 2011, my dad in 2016. My stepmom took care of me until I turned 18 and a few months thereafter; then, I moved in with the people I now call my parents. They are extended family, but I've asked them... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 18, 2021

If you were born in louisiana, the adoption can be done here and your birth certificate changed here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file contempt in a stipulated order
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2021

Yes a party can be held in contempt for violating a stipulated or considered judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does the grandmother have any legal rights to my child if the father gives poa of hisself

To his mother . If she has poa over him how can she be removed from having any involvement in decisions with my child . The courts have already taken custody/temp guardianship from her that she obtained by false claims

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

He gave up his rights, not yours. Hire custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 17 yr adopt there younger siblings?that's in dcfs custody
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 16, 2021

No a minor can not.adopt another minor.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Louisiana on
Q: I received a letter from the clerk of court saying I was denied on a consent of judgment not sure what it means….
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 15, 2021

Without seeing the Judgment and the letter, your question cant be answered.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: It’s my first going to court for absences. What will they do?

I missed the last semester of my junior year because I was depressed and COVID made things change. I’m afraid the court made do something serious. So I’m curious as to what would they most likely do.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 13, 2021

You need to enroll immediately and your guardian will have to explain why they allowed you to miss it in a Family in Need of Services Truancy proceeding in Juvenile Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my husband adopt my 4 year old daughter without us having to contact/deal & legally involve biological dad?

my daughters biological dad is not on the birth certificate. he was not at the birth & wants nothing to do with my daughter. (i have messages & voice recordings to prove it). In her four years of life he has not once met her or tried to meet her. he has completely abonded her. my husband... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2021

The biological father still must be served.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: In a stipulated judgment how many times does the non Castodial parent get drug tested before the judgement is changed .
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 12, 2021

There is no finite number. It can be three to eighteen months.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My fiance is being charged with domestic assault and child endangerment, but he never assaulted me what can we do?

The officer who came said that I said he punched me in the face but I don't recall ever saying such thing I said that I don't know who started it

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 6, 2021

Hire a criminal attorney to represent your fiance.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: See below

My ex-wife and I went in front of the judge and he said in open court we would go back on August 3rd. I received court orders in the mail stating we were to report on August 2nd. I went on August 2nd and no one was there including the judges. I reset the date for August 23rd with the judge's... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 6, 2021

Your family law attorney needs to file a Motion for New Trial within 7 days

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What would happen if i moved out at 17 in Louisiana?

Note, all of this I want to do without them forcing me to come home. I am asking if i could do these things without them bringing me home.

I am currently 15, and my birthday is a few months away. My parents are emotionally abusive and have been for years, and they don't even treat me... Read more »

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

You can't move out without parental consent until you are 18.

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