Denham Springs & Livingston in Livingston Parish

Denham Springs & Livingston in Livingston Parish


You or your family member has been arrested, needs an expungement, violated probation or parole and is facing revocation, or is subject to forfeiture in Livingston or St. Helena Parishes. For a misdemeanor, your case could be heard in Denham Springs City Court, or more likely in Greensburg or Livingston. For a felony, your case will be heard in Greensburg or Livingston.

Denham Springs has one Judge who hears misdemeanor cases. Amite, Greensburg and Livingston share seven District Court Judges who hear misdemeanor cases and felony cases, after bond and arraignment have been set.

You want a divorce, custody, visitation, child or spousal support, protection from abuse, your share of community property, name change, to adopt, to interdict an impaired relative, or have been served. Family court cases are assigned to two Family Court Judges shared by Amite, Greensburg and Livingston. First, custody, child and spousal support go to a Hearing Officer. Then, if either party objects to those recommendations, your case will go to one of two Family Court Judges.

Child Protective Services (CPS) has been called about your children, your niece or nephew, or grandchildren or you have been served with a state Non-Support case. For state Non-Support cases, you will first see a Hearing Officer. If either party objects you will go before one of two Family Court Judges. If a CPS report was made in Denham Springs, the case will go to Denham Springs City Court, but more likely the case will go to Greensburg or Livingston to the Juvenile Court Judge.

You or your relative was injured or killed when rear-ended, broad-sided, or hit head on by a car or truck, treated by a negligent doctor, or bitten by a dog. Your case may be filed in Denham City Court up to $15,000 in damages, or in one of seven District Court divisions. If your damages exceed $50,000, a jury can be requested.

Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa Parish judges “ride a circuit”; in other words these three parishes jointly elect and share judges and their district attorney. Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana parishes, share the First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. If you receive an unfavorable Judgment with another attorney, your case can be appealed, quickly.

Whether you or your family member is facing arrest, family law dispute, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, or needs to appeal, you need aggressive, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys familiar with your legal issue, the law and the judges. You need the lawyers at Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC with 30 years of experience. Call 985-892-1955.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC serves the parishes of: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana Parishes in the cities of Amite, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa, Chalmette, Clinton, Covington, Denham Springs, Donaldsonville, Franklinton, Gonzales, Greensburg, Gretna, Hammond, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans, St. Francisville and Slidell.

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"I would like to thank your firm for everything you’ve done to help me keep 50/50 custody of my son. I came to you on very short notice but you knew exactly how to handle my case and I couldn’t be happier. I’m sure I will be working with you again in the future."
"After retaining two lawyers who made no progress, I retained Ellen Cronin Badeaux. Yesterday was our first hearing together and it was a major success. Ellen was professional, diligent, and a fighter...I am very glad I found her and will refer her to others without a doubt."
"Ms. Badeaux has been an excellent family attorney for us. Her time and personal commitment have allowed us to make informed decisions. We have had to trust her with very delicate and emotional issues and she has guided us to excellent outcomes. I will always appreciate the exceptional service she provides our family with. I have always liked the statement, "you get what you pay for"; and Mrs. Badeaux has been well worth it."
"Extremely knowledgeable and aggressive attorney. She has been our attorney for nearly 10 years. I highly recommend her for any family court matters."
"I have used Ms. Badeaux as my attorney off and on for 15 years. She has settled everything without a fuss; including a personal injury suit, an estate settlement and the quick setup of a partnership. I will continue to use her as my attorney and happily recommend her to friends & family."
"No one thought I could win but with her valuable service and exceptional legal knowledge, I did! I got my kids back and they're still with me today. I highly recommend Ellen Badeaux. I would not have my kids today if not for her!"

"Hey Ellen, I truly appreciate you sitting through today’s hearing. I know that you didn’t have to and it meant more than you’ll ever know. Thank you. I don’t have very much money anymore but I am going to do everything I can to get this bill paid so that I can have representation. Thank you once again for me being such an incredible woman. It’s rare and noted. Have an amazing night and a Happy Valentines Day. Thank you. YG"
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