Louisiana Questions & Answers

Q: my husband and I have been separated for a week. How long do we have to wait to be divorced? We do not have any children

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Your divorce lawyer can file now and it will be final in 25 weeks

Q: To get divorced in Louisiana with a child you have to live separate for 1 year. What proof is required of residencies?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 5, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No proof is required unless one party disputes the date of separation in which case: driver's license, car registration, voter registration card, utility bills, lease, Act of Sale would all be sufficient.

Q: Louisiana, fate of arrest for prior dwindling or date of conviction ? How is ten years determined.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Ten years from the date the earlier probation was completed.

Clearly they were checking for under the influence of drugs.

Hire a criminal attorney.

Q: Sold motorcycle 4000tofriend 500down500every2 weeks paid2 timesnow he in jail I have title how do I repo it backbeen 6 m

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If you have the title--and if it is still in your name only--there is no need to "repo" the bike. If the title is already in your friend's name you will have to take appropriate steps to repossess it.

Q: Is there a period of time regarding when I can cancel a signed contract for future treatments with an acupuncture Dr.?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
You are probably not going to get any answer here because lawyers must have a chance to read the written documents comprising the contract for future visits before advising you. Contact a local lawyer.

Q: How do I get out a lease in Louisiana,if I can’t sublet it or move to the state? It’s not to begin till August.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 4, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Since the lease term does not begin until August you have much more time to work this out with the new landlord than it should take; and the landlord has a great deal of time to find another tenant too. Get on it.

Q: In Ascension Parish, I had a child with a man that was divorced with 3 children. How is my sons child support calculated

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Child support is based on both your gross incomes. His is calculated AFTER his child support obligation for other 3 kids.

Q: If he has no visitation rights what else would need to be done to relocate the children ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a custody attorney to meet the requirements for relocation.

Q: Why did my payment not go up as much as it was supposed to?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
Most likely either a projected claim was not actually filed, an interest rate changed or some other payment variable was affected.

Q: Where can i get free or low cost legal help to adopt twin 3 year old boys at Texas CPS. They are ready for adoption .

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
Are you looking to adopt them in Louisiana? If so, I'm not sure what free resources, if any, are available. I would be happy to speak with you and discuss your case and the potential fees and and expenses; feel free to give me a call.

Q: Can not deliver original petition by Marshall or PI in Louisiana after four documented attempts. What is my next step?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Hire a local lawyer to advise you how to give legal notice in lieu of personal service in cases like this.

Q: Trying to serve an original petition. Marshall and private investigator did not find the person. How do I proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Hire a local lawyer to advise you how to give legal notice in lieu of personal service in cases like this.

Q: What are my rights to get half the tax money recieved by my husband? We lived together all year and have 4 kids he claim

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
This very unfair situation is only one of many that go along with being married.

There is no law or rule requiring your spouse to file jointly; and even if you and your spouse did file jointly, there is no law or rule requiring him (or you) to split any refund.

Q: Non Custodial parent withdrew his visitation rights it is now court ordered what does that mean ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
No he can't come to the school.

No you cannot relocate the children.

Yes you need a lawyer.

Q: How how does a hearing officer have to render it's recommends to the courts and parties?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
By email or in writing. You have a short deadline to file an Objection.

Q: Is a change of venue possible for custody litigation? Specifically, two judges have been recused already due to bias.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
A change of venue isn't likely solely due to the need to recuse judges. The LA Supreme Court can appoint a retired judge, or a judge from another jurisdiction to hear your case if all of the judges in that district have been recused.

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