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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Q: Will,fiance have a chance of getting bonded out soon charges of domestic violence with partner and wrongful imprisonment

If I dont show up for court against him what happens?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 30, 2021

Gwen's law will not allow him out on bond. However, some parishes are bonding detainees out do to Covid. If he is let out and doesn't show up, a warrant will issue.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: I was sexually abused by my pastor who was also my employer & Christian counsellor. He abused his power and sacred ..

.. sacred position, took advantage of my severe history of trauma, and violated my trust, destroyed my faith, gave me COVID from some missionaries that visited 2 months ago, and worst of all, when my phone broke and I needed a new one, he gave me his old one (after he thought he deleted most... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jan 26, 2021

Your pastor may have committed a crime, which would be handled through law enforcement and the District Attorney. You should call your local police department or Sheriff's Office to discuss that aspect further. However, I recommend that you speak with an attorney who handles personal injury... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Louisiana on
Q: My fiancé hired a bankruptcy attorney and filled chapter 13 2 years ago in Mar h 2020 he had to convert to a chapter 7

Due to losing his job and unable to find work Due to COVID. The chapter 13 included $15,000 in irs debt and we were told everything in the chapter 13 would be included in the chapter 7, we even have emails from the attorneys legal assistant indicating they were included and the judge signed off... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr. answered on Jan 6, 2021

There's only one "kind" of Ch. 7 bankruptcy cases, and the Bankruptcy Code is a federal law, so applies equally in every state.

When a bankruptcy case is filed and the sworn Schedules are completed and filed, EVERY claim/debt must be listed, with creditor's name and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Copyright for Louisiana on
Q: Could I put a mask on Oscar the Grouch t-shirt it would aware of problems with masks on for covid-19.

For t-shirts

Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks answered on Jul 27, 2020

The answer is “probably”. Fair Use I s determined on a case by case basis but parody is one of the acceptable forms of fair use. A parody is determined if a new work is providing commentary specifically on the Original work. In this case, you’d be making the statement, “don’t be a grouch,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file for emergency custody if my ex is not following guidelines during the pandemic and my kids are sick?

My wife's ex husband has split custody with my wife and I, 7/7, and our residence is their primary. My wife's ex husband has allowed the children to sleep over at friends' houses, taken them to public places and exposed them to unnecessary risk that we (as a group) had previously... Read more »

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

Your custody attorney can file for ex Parte. However, the 1st circuit has already decided they will not interfere with joint or shared custody if one parent has a front line job. Their reception to risky behavior may be similar. Additionally for family law cases, the 21st JDC has already... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: Do both parties (Husband and Wife) have to attend Mediation? LOUISIANA
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jul 13, 2020

Yes, if we were not in the midst of a pandemic. Now both can attend by Zoom.

If you are talking about a Hearing Officer Conference, the answer is the same.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can the cops release my truck to someone else. The title is in my name and but not registered to me DMV shut down

I haven't got to register the truck because the whole virus thing. Did they have the right to do that

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 27, 2020

The registration could be in the lien holder's name. In other words, you buy the truck from a dealer with a loan to Chevy Motor Credit. The title is NOT in your name; is in the name of the lien holder until you pay off the lien. Your truck is seized, you don't pay the lien, the police... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my child support be dropped if he’s 18 out of school and no longer living at home with custodial parent.

I know with the virus everything is crazy but my child is 18 and officially done with high school and has moved out of his mothers house. The mother claims that she is taking me back to court for more money and for me to have to pay for his college. How is this legal and how can I get my obligation... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 20, 2020

"Done with high school", does not mean he has graduated. If he is still studying online to graduate, you are still liable for child support until he graduates, but no later than his 19th birthday. if there is a garnishment or if there are younger siblings, you will need a lawyer to end... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: We are in a state where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly. Is that a valid cause to deny visitation?
Douglas Lee Bryan
Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Mar 17, 2020

I think common sense will dictate the answer to this question. The pandemic alone doesn't justify denying visitation in my opinion. However, the individual circumstances of each case will probably dictate whether the child would be potentially exposed by allowing visitation. As an example,... Read more »

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