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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My son is 18 and graduates this year, do I have to go back to court to stop payments or fo they stop automatically
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 25, 2020

If you have other children you need to file a Motion to Reduce. If you pay by wage assignment you need to file a Motion to Terminate. If neither of these pay, you can stop paying 1 Jun 2020.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Daughter father lawyer up

My daughter father didn’t agree on amount when went to child support court so he asked for a lawyer and the date pushed back. Can a lawyer stop him from paying child support? Or lower his portion? I can’t afford a lawyer so what shall I do?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 13, 2020

You have a lawyer if you are going through support enforcement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am 17 with a GED and job opportunities but my parents wont let me work can I leave

Can I leave

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

No you are a minor. How are you going to further your education or get training in a trade?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a little girl and her daddy is not on birth certificate but recently we went to child support office

And did dna test of course it came back she was definitely his. But I have a dr appt today and his mother was going to keep her is there anyway they could keep me from getting her back?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 11, 2020

If you don't have a custody judgment, then yes. She doesn't have to return your child. Hire a custody lawyer Nd file for cuatody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Legal age in Louisiana to leave home without parents consent changing?

Yesterday a Louisiana Sheriffs deputy told me this law was changing in June 2020. This would change the law which currently allows a 17 year old to move away from home in Louisiana without their parents consent. This law would change the age to 18. I am trying to find this law online, but I cannot... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 10, 2020

That's because the deputy is wrong. There is no such law. Deputies don't have law degrees.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: We just found out my 14 year old step son is not my husbands child through DNA. How so we stop state child support

The mother is trying to move out of state. She revealed to the child in october that my husband was not his father. They found his father, they have met, we found all this out 3 days ago. Son is no longer speaking to my husband. Can we ask the state to stop child support?

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 10, 2020

Your husband will have to file a Petition to Disavow Paternity. He has to do this within one year of finding out he's not the father.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Whats the process when filing to seek custody or "Ex Parte" custody?

My birth mom is seeking custody of me again because she knows how poorly my adopted family treats me. They have been horrible to my mental health and have been all my life, even resulting in a few suicide attempts and a hospitalization. Whats the process for her seeking custody? Is there anything,... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

You have already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: If the I'm the victim of the restraining and I contact the offender will the protective or be good anymore
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

Yes but be careful what you say and do so sparingly or it will be used against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Consequences for running away at 15?

Living with my adopted parents has gotten unbearable. I have access to my real family because my adopted parents are related to my family but were never in close ties with them. I've talked to my birth mom and grandmother and they've said that if it gets too bad to come by them but i wanted to know... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 7, 2020

1) if you run away, you could end up a delinquent in Florida Parishes.

2) If your mother and grandmother think it is in your best interest to get you back, theynshould hire a custody lawyer.

3) You have some say, but not the only say about where you live.

4) If 1)-3) don't...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: "The non-custodial parent has been submitted for a casualty claim interception. This could take months to resolve"

Does that mean the non-custodial parent has been awarded a settlement?

Both parents are addicts. To get this much information was mind numbing.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Not enough information provided. However personal injury settlements and disability can be intercepted for child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Intrafamily adoption reversal?

I am 15 and was taken in by my cousin when I was a baby and got my last name was changed at 4 years old. However, my cousin has been emotionally abusive all my life and has cause me severe mental health issues all my life. She has also been physically abusive but not as much as I got older. I have... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 5, 2020

Although the adoption is not "reversible," your mother can still file seeking custody. Because she would be treated as a non-parent, her burden of getting custody would be high, and you would need to provide solid proof of the abuse you've described. If the abuse is serious, you or your family... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: My ex-wife has sole custody can she move to another state with the kids

I lost custody because I couldn't afford to contest the divorce.

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Feb 5, 2020

You should seek the help of a family law attorney asap to seek to modify your rights. And you can contest the out-of-state move at the same time.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: If the mother fail to follow the joint custody agreement what will happen if court see the evidence of her failing

The agreement which was agreed on is their a way can I get the agreement switch around

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 5, 2020

Your attorney can file to both modify the custodial agreement and to hold her in contempt and assess her with attorney fees and court costs.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Visitation: I have supervisors visitation every other Saturday with my daughter. My ex husband only travels 2-1/2 hours.

After the 8 hour visitation he then, only drives 2-1/2 hours back home. Getting home roughly about 9:30-10pm. All 5 of my supervisors for visitations is my own family, however this Saturday non are available and I asked my ex if we can reschedule for the Sunday instead. He said our child being... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 3, 2020

Ask you ex if you can use a mental health professional or law enforcement to supervise.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: In Louisiana is spousal support a consideration when dividing community property?

I have been paying a substantial amount of interim spousal support. Can I legally deduct the amount of interim spousal support from the amount of community property my ex will receive? We have no children and were only married 2 1/2 years.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 30, 2020

No you cannot deduct spousal support from the other spouse's share of the community. It's apples and oranges.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: can a 15 year old, who will be 16 in March and has a history of mental illness be allowed to petition the court for em
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 28, 2020

You didn't finish your question but I'm guessing you were going to say emancipation. Yes the teen can Petition but it doesn't mean it will be granted.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was awarded physical custody and change of domicile through Michigan courts. Myself and the child have lived in

Louisiana since 2017. How can I change the jurisdiction from Michigan to Louisiana?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 26, 2020

Hire a custody lawyer to file a Petition to Recognize a Foreign Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Am I technically getting served if processor served my mom but it was for me? Do I have to show up for court?

A private processor went to my moms house and served her papers that were meant for me. I do not live with my mom. She lives in Louisiana and i stay in Houston. Does it still mean I got served even though I have knowledge of it?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 24, 2020

No that is not service

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will i have to have a lawyer to get the fathers name and babies last name fixed on my childs birth certificate?

the state of louisiana made me put the name of my husband (whom i havent been with in 8 yrs) on my childs birth certificate when her biological father is another man

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 21, 2020

Yes. You need an attorney to do a divorce and either 3-Way Acknowledgement, if all parties agree, or a Filiation and Disavowal if they don't.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get Child support if father is in prison for sexually abusing the child
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2020

From whom are you going to get child support? He has no income and his child support is suspended while he is incarcerated. So unless he gets an inheritance or wins the lottery while in prison, you won't be eligible for child support until he gets out

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