Donaldsonville & Gonzales in Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville & Gonzales in Ascension Parish


Judges in Ascension Parish sit in courts of general jurisdiction; they hear civil, misdemeanor, felony, family, juvenile, and state Non-Support cases

You or your family member has been arrested, violated probation or parole and is facing revocation, needs expungement, or is facing forfeiture in Ascension Parish. For a misdemeanor, your case will be heard by a Parish Court Judge in Gonzales. For a felony, your case will be heard in District Court by one of five judges in Gonzales.

You want a divorce, custody, visitation, child or spousal support, protection from abuse, to split community property, name change, to adopt, to interdict an impaired relative, or have been served. 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 five Judges who sit on the East Bank in Gonzales and the West Bank in Donaldsonville for hearing.

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 five District Court Judges in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. If a CPS report was made you will appear before one of five Judges in Gonzales or Donaldsonville.

You or your loved one 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. In Ascension Parish, your case may be filed with a Parish Court Judge up to $20,000 in damages, or it can be filled with one of five District Court Judges in Gonzales and Donaldsonville. If you have more than $50,000 in damages, we can ask for a jury to hear your case.

Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and West Feliciana Parishes share the Twenty-Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. If you have received an unfavorable Judgment with another attorney, your case can be appealed. But there are short time limits to appeal.

Whether you or your family member is facing a criminal charge, family law dispute, personal injury, wrongful death you need tough, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys familiar with your legal problem, the law and the judges. We will seek the optimal settlement or take your case to trial. 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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