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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 Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can my 14 year old be charged for being with someone who accidentally knocked over a fountain in someone's yard?

They tried to say they planned on charging my son with principal to criminal damage to property

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 4, 2020

Yrs. Get your son a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a 16 year old girls date and sleep with a 30 year old man? And if the mother said it's ok than is it?

They started sleeping together when she was 15 she just turn 16 this mon

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

Under age 17 is jail bait and both the man and mother can be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: outside agency counselor to see my son after an email stated to stop .

My son attends the school in our area. When asked verbally to stop services from an outside agency the school counselor stated she misunderstood. There was a conference call shortly after this incident stating again I did not want an outside counselor agency coming to the school to see my son. The... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 22, 2020

Put it in a fax to the agency, school board & outside agency to cease.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Three years ago my grandma kidnapped my little brother. She lied to the police, said my dad didn’t have a house or job

They didn’t do a background check because my dad has all three and we have a better home for my little brother than her. We where going to court against her, and the mom was on our side. The grandmother lied in all her papers and ran my dads name and the moms name in the ground. She got to keep... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 14, 2020

Someone needs to hire a juvenile court lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: In the state of Louisiana is Attempted Cruelty to a Juvenile a Felony?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 6, 2020

It can carry up to 40 years. Hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: What legal age can a child in Louisiana move out from home without parents permission

My daughter and step son keep saying they are leaving home to live on their own and they are only 16

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

Tell them no problem: you will call DCFS and have them picked up as runaways and put in either Florida Parishes or Foster Care. Then pick up drug tests at CVS or Walgreens and test both of them. Next, get them both into counseling. Lastly, notify the school counselor that they are both... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Found out my unlicensed brother gave my questions year old minor son at least 5 tattoos. What can I do legall
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 10, 2019

if your son was under age, technically your brother committed an assault. You need to take the youth to a dermatologist for starters. You can also sue him but if he doesn't own much that may not get you anywhere.

2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: I am 16 years old, if my mom is highly intoxicated and starts to beat on me, do I have the right to leave home legally?

Or, if I decided to leave the house, will I be considered a runaway? Can she get police officers to find me and charge me as a runaway because my 16th birthday is Dec 15, 2019? If I do call police because she is highly intoxicated and she tries to hit me, if there aren't any visible bruises on me... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 9, 2019

Video your mother then email the video to your school counselor or to the Sheriff's Office

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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I am 18 and the guy I want to date is 16, his legal adult is okay with us being together. Can we date?

My mother is not okay with me and him dating. Is their something we can do to see if I can get in legal trouble. I know their is a new marriage age, can we get legally married in order to stop any charges that will potentially come up? Or is their another way to avoid being married, since I am not... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 3, 2019

You are at risk because he is a minor and you are an adult. Get birth control, gardasil shots and wait until he is 17.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I be in a relationship with a 17 year old female who has a kid? I'm 22
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 24, 2019

Simple answer, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. What should I do?

I’m 17 years old and I had a clean record until I was ticked for drag racing. I haven’t decided whether I want to plead guilty and attempt to lower penalty or to fight the ticket. I’m worried about fighting it because I feel as though I don’t have enough proof of evidence.what do I do?... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 21, 2019

Hire a traffic court attorney in Lafayette.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 yrs old, ticked for drag for attempting to pass a speeding car and switch lanes going 55 in a 45. Consiquince?

I was attempting to pass a souped up Camaro which was speeding so I could switch lanes. It was in a 45mph zone and I went at least 55mph. When the cop pulled me over he asked if I was trying to out run the Camero I said yes. Because of that he stated on the ticket I was drag racing, I’m scared... Read more »

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

Tell your parent to hire a traffic court attorney. You are not going to jail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I read everything on this I have. A court date on September 12th when this. All occurred. I was 17 but we were dating

Since I was 16 now we have a 7 month old baby together I was 17 when he was born. Her mother. Knew about us and. Didn't. Mind we want to get married idk what to do she is in the foster system. And my grandmother is getting her she lives with my grandmother now and dcfs knows about us and they allow... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 7, 2019

Have someone write the question for you because I can't tell what your question is.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I am a 18 year old female, can I date a 16 year old male without any chance of getting into legal trouble?

I’m in Louisiana

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 31, 2019

You already asked this question.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How can i get my minor childs settlement from someone that is not his custodial parent

My sons father received a settlement in 2019 he owed child support they took out what was owed to them than sent the rest of the money to the person who THEY had listed as the custodial parent which was my aunt she had him in 2012 to 2013. Child support said he was in the arrears in 2015 i had him... Read more »

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

You need to co sult with support Enforcement....if it isn't too late. You should have do e this as soon as you found out he got a settlement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: How to be heard in the court room. The judge has not let me or my lawyer speak in court? Is that allowed?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 4, 2019

Why aren't you talking to your attorney, who knows the circumstances?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17 in Louisiana caught going 77 in a 65 what will be the consequences
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 3, 2019

The answer depends on the parish.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: I’m 17. Can I go out without a parents permission? I don’t want to move out. I just want to be able to see my friends

My mother keeps me inside most of the time. Sometimes I don’t go outside for days simply because my mom said so. I just want to be able to feel freedom or relaxed without being a prisoner in my own home

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

You can go outside for fresh air, to garden, to take photographs, feed the birds, to read a book, wash the car, or to exercise any time you like. However you may not leave the premises without your mother's permission, except for school or a medical emergency, until you are 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Louisiana on
Q: My son is 16 years old and refuses to listen to any of our rules and stay at home. What legal action can I take to

Assure he stays home? We as parents are trying our best and feel like we are out of options.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 9, 2019

You can take his phone, car, computer and video games and explain they only come back with acceptable behavior. You can also put him in counseling.

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