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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Louisiana on
Q: My mother went to a hospital Nov 13 2021. She had COVID-19. She died Dec 7 2021. I believe she starved to death.

I visited every day and not once ever saw a plate in her room. My sister in law was visiting one day, lunch was being delivered to my mom's room, the nurse stopped the delivery lady and stated "don't bring that in there. She don't eat." Radiology was supposed to do a... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 13, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm very sorry for the loss of your mother. One option is to reach out to attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult, which is a standard courtesy with these types of cases. If a law firm felt that you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have Joint custody of my daughter, 15 years of age. My ex-wife is the domicile parent. Does my ex have the right to

give my daughter the Covid-19 vaccine against my wishes? My wishes were stated in a message to my ex on OFW, prior to the first vaccinination and again after the first, and prior to the second.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Aug 26, 2021

Yes as the domiciliary parent, she has the right to give your daughter an FDA approved, CDC recommended vaccination which is also recommended by the AMA to prevent potentially terminal disease including: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, meningitis, HPV, pneumonia, chicken pox, diphtheria, pertussis... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I want to shorten the agreed visitation time because my child is not being well taken care of.

The agreed visitation time is two weeks due to the father work schedule. The recent visit took a turn for the worse and I saw how sick and unkept ,without my knowledge, his heat rashes and eczema has progressed, as well as a peaking cold. His father left him to visits his girlfriend and left the... View More

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2021

1) Get your child a Covid vaccination if over age 12,

2) if you have a judgment, you will have to hire an attorney to change it and can be held in contempt if you don't follow it in the mean time.

3) if you don't have a judgment, hire a custody lawyer to get one Nd you can...
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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Louisiana on
Q: Should I have been notified of a speeding ticket court date change due to covid?

I got my first speeding ticket on 3/13/2020, on the ticket court was set for 4/30/2020. I called twice with no answer when lock down began for court change, but no one picked up. I received a failure to appear in court letter on 3/18/2021. I am simply wanting my reinstatement fees waved. Should I... View More

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 31, 2021

I sympathize with you. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to find out your new court date, however what steps you took may assist you in getting in fee/charges associated with the warrant for your missed court date--that is up to the discretion of the Judge. Your reference to receiving a... View More

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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... View 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... View 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... View 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,... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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... View 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,... View More

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