Louisiana Questions & Answers

Q: Can I appeal on a family case and if so how?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
You can appeal on custody/child support cases if your attorney files a notice of intent to appeal w/in 30 days.

Q: Married 2 yrs 9mths. Wife 52 and disabled. Will I have to pay support for life?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Due to the brevity of the marriage, your divorce attorney should be able to successfully argue that spousal support should not last longer than the marriage, i.e. 12 mos of interim and no more than 21 mos of periodic.

Q: What rights do grandparents have in Louisiana due to us living with them for four years and myhaving criminal history?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you and the father agree on every5hing, a mediator can draft the paperwork to effectuate what you want. However, your parents can always file for custody asserting that custody for neither if you is in the best interests of the children.

Q: Is being charged with Public Intimidation & Resisting Officer felonies or misdemeanors?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
You should talk to your attorney about this. A bondsman is not a lawyer

Q: Louisiana law- how to stop a lawsuit from being dismissed?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a good lawyer to write well considered pleadings.

Q: I have soul custody of my 4 children. I want to let the oldest one who is 15 go live with his mother.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You can file to voluntarily grant her joint custody of him without going to court. An attorney usually can handle this for you without going to court fairly inexpensively. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the procedure and costs associated with this.

Q: Can you explain to me what does Reto pay means for child support in the State of Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 31, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If you ever fell behind, she can get that missed child support even after the kids have turned 18 and graduated from high school.

Q: How can I get a copy of my father's will? Stepmother has tried to change it right before her death.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Christie Tournet's answer
Any interested party can open succession. Since your father is the decedent, you can open and request that the court order a search for the Will, or that you be appointed the succession rep until a Will is produced. You need to contact counsel well versed in probate to better discuss your specific circumstances and to obtain a more precise recommendation for proceeding/

Q: In Louisiana does a lawyer get their fee before medical bills are paired ?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
If that's what the contract says, then yes. If that's not what the contract says, then no. If you don't have a contract, then get a new lawyer.

Q: If a 17y/o beats up a 14y/o could they get potential charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes the 17 year old can be charged as an adult with battery on a minor.

Q: How is child support calculated in this scenario?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes and your attorney can make sure your adjusted gross income is reduced by your preexisting support obligation for your first child.

Q: How do I file for divorce due to abandonment?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
There is no divorce on grounds of abandonment. 5he grounds available to you are:

6 months separation,

Physical abuse,

Adultery,

Conviction of a felony.

Your attorney can however file for spousal support.

Q: So I was at someone's house and I sat on a bench/stool and as I sat on it, it broke. Can they make me pay for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It's a difficult situation. They could demand you pay for it; you could argue that it was not strong enough. But it seems like a situation that should hardly require a legal remedy if it involved a visit between friends. If I were the host, I would tell the guest not to worry about it because the chair probably would have broken anyhow. Hopefully there will be a diplomatic way to work it out because if lawyers get involved, legal fees would likely exceed any repair or replacement costs....

Q: Do you know of any criminal lawyer that does pro bono?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Justia is not a referral service.

Q: the police lied on the report. i can prove it but have a public defender that wants me to just plead out.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Hire a private attorney. If you were parked, then no reason to search and video, or lack thereof, will demonstrate that.

Q: What forms would my boyfriend need to fill out to file for an uncontested divorce in Louisiana?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 28, 2019
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
I suggest hiring an attorney to handle his divorce to ensure that it is done correctly. If a divorce is not done correctly, the parties may end up still legally married. Many attorneys do not charge much for an uncontested divorce, especially one without children. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further, including the potential costs.

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