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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: Is it common practice for a judge to appoint the opposing lawyer as the home inspector of my home in a custody case?

I'm going through a custody case and the judge appointed my sons grandmothers attorney to come to my house for an inspection. Is this common practice in law for a judge to do this?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

No and you should hire a licensed social worker to do an inspection and take photos.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: If an officer claims he/she pulled you over because he/she could not read the temp tag. It was clearly readable.

Officer claim reason for the stop was he could not read the temp tag. Looking at the temp tag it was clearly readable. Even with bad eyesight I can read the temp tag from 50 feet away. Caught a possession charge

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

Take a picture and hire a criminal attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on

Q: How much does it cost to adopt 3 children already in my custody? They have been with me since October 2018.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

Attorneys can not solicit business or quote prices on Justia. Any who do, DON'T HIRE THEM. That said, call an adoption attorney for her price.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Estate Planning and Probate for Louisiana on

Q: Can I reopen a case of my father's accidental death that my sister took place in and never included her other siblings?

She settled the case and brought us a check for $125 and said that's what the lawyer said we come out with, but we never once met up and talked with him for anything. Now my sister is living (Like The President) comfortably, with no explanation on how she's gotten all this money... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 16, 2019

I have no idea how long ago your father died, how long ago you got the check, in which parish the claim/suit occurred, whether it was fraudulently asserted there were no other heirs. You need to hire a civil attorney, answer many questions, for which you haven't supplied information, find out if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption for Louisiana on

Q: Can I change my nephews last name? I have full sole custody. Mother on drugs has nothing to do with him father unknown.

I have had him scene the day he was born. The hospital un banded the baby and her and re banded the baby and me . She was in jail when she gave birth.

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 15, 2019

You can't get a judgment changing the child's name without consent of the parents. You may be able to adopt, however, in certain circumstances, which would allow a name change. An adoption attorney can counsel you on this. Feel free to call and I'll be happy to discuss this with you further.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on

Q: Can an apartment complex in Louisiana require renters insurance as a term of a lease?

I've been looking, but can't find anything official in the rental law.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 15, 2019

Teaching opportunity: The law is not designed to solve every little problem that comes your way during this lifetime; the Latin phrase for this rule is "De minimus non curat lex." Accordingly, if Louisiana laws regarding "rental law" do not contain anything about landlords requiring renter's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Does child support reduce when you have another child?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Subsequent children do NOT reduce child support for previous children.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on

Q: How to sign temporary custody/guardianship to grandparent in another state due to sons medical issues?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Both son and child's mother need to execute Consent Judgment of custody to grandparents. Hire a custody lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: If my 18 year old is not a full time high school student do I still have to pay child support? She will be 18 this dec.

And just be waiting for graduation. Does child support continue? She also has a part time job. I know the law says she has to be a full time student- is this correct???

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

If she is still enrolled in a secondary school program and not yet 19, you still have to pay child support until she graduates or turns 19 whichever comes first.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on

Q: After leaving a resturant with 15 year old daughter & 6 yr old son. I became suddenly ill to the point I was incapable

Of driving. I allowed my 15 year old daughter to drive since we were only 2 -3 miles from our destination. She went off the road after taking a curve too fast. Totaled the vehicle and 6 yr old had a mild concussion. I was citrated with a ticket for allowing an unlicensed person to drive and She was... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 14, 2019

Don't understand why you wouldn't have called 911 if you were too I'll to drive a few blocks. That said you now need a traffic court attorney for both of you. You may also be getting a call from DCFS.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Louisiana on

Q: Hey if my dog was hit and killed by a company car speeding through a residential area failed to stop at stop sign? W2D

What to do

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 12, 2019

File suit in justice of the peace court. They have forms for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on

Q: my farther just passed and on his will was the wrong date of dirth printed on the will is the will still good?

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 11, 2019

A person's date of birth isn't required to be on a will; therefore, it being incorrect wouldn't affect it's validity.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: If my child's mother has kept child from me for 7 yrs do I still have to pay child support in Louisiana?

I received joint custody in 2007 & the last time I saw my child was in 2011. I know for a fact the mother married & my child has been living with her grandparents. Child support has me paying $200 a month but it is not being used to support my child. My child does not live with her mother & it... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 11, 2019

If you are having problems seeing your child, you have the obligation to file something with the court to seek specific visitation rights. Child support isn't dependent on your exercising visitation. If you don't believe you are paying the correct amount, paying the correct person, or seeing the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on

Q: What kind of spousal support can i receive if i left the marital home n allowed husband 2 live in it?

Also i allowed him 2 keep n use all assetts land, vehicles, etc. I left w nothing but clothes.

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 11, 2019

Interim spousal support is intended to keep the parties in the same standard of living to which they were entitled during the course of the marriage. Therefore, there are a lot of factors to consider in determining this, and the amount will vary from person to person. You can also ask for use of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Employment Law for Louisiana on

Q: Is a verbal contract legal between a general contractor and sub contractor.

Labor work was completed by myself (sub-contractor) between 60-70 days ago and general contractor has not paid me. General contractor says he doesn't have the funds to pay me.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 11, 2019

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Can the court automatically change the child's last name on e paternity is established?

If I legitimized my child, does the court automatically change his last name?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 11, 2019

You need to hire a family law attorney. Don't know if you are the father or the mother or whether you legitimized the child by marriage or floated the child so can't answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on

Q: FALSE Restraining orders filed to prevent collection of small business property ($10000>/=)after unlawful eviction

My business partners EX girl filed false restraining orders after stealing our shops safe with titlework for roughly 8000$ of vehicles and keys, then filed FALSE restraining orders on my business partner and i, in order to prevent collection of the vehicles themselves and our shop tools after... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 10, 2019

Hire an attorney and don't respond to her messages.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on

Q: Can it be argued if the person was not taking their medication, to get the charge dropped?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 10, 2019

Not nearly enough information to answer your question. Call an attorney for a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Louisiana on

Q: Hurt myself at work , reported but they are telling me to just file on my insurance. What are my options?

Injury is resulting in small surgery they say there is no need to fill out workers comp paperwork.

Robert Hallack answered on Jul 10, 2019

If you were injured at work, your best option is to consult with an experienced Workers Compensation attorney. You may be entitled to recover loss wages and more. There are some firms, including myself, who offer free consultations and will meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense for Louisiana on

Q: 2 texas vehicles get in a wreck in louisiana and the NOT at fault one one had a lapse in insurance. Can they still recib

Robert Hallack answered on Jul 10, 2019

Are you asking can the driver who was not at fault still recover? This depends on a few different factors, but the best route would be to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

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