Gretna, Havey, Metairie & Kenner in Jefferson Parish

Gretna, Havey, Metairie & Kenner in Jefferson Parish


You or your family member has been arrested, violated probation or parole and is facing revocation, needs expungement or is facing forfeiture in Jefferson Parish. For a misdemeanor, your case could be heard by one of two judges in First Parish Court in Metairie, one of two judges in Second Parish Court in Gretna or Gretna or Kenner City Courts. For a felony, your case will be heard in Gretna.

First and Second Parish Courts each have two judges who hear misdemeanor cases. Jefferson has a Criminal Commissioner who will set your bond. For felonies, once your bond has been set, and you’ve been arraigned, your case will be assigned permanently to one of sixteen District Court Judges in Gretna.

You want a divorce, custody, visitation, child or spousal support, to divide community property, protection from abuse, name change, to adopt, to interdict an impaired relative, or have been served. First, custody, child and spousal support cases will go to one of three Hearing Officers in Gretna. Then if either party objects to those recommendations, or if domestic abuse has been alleged, the case will go to the Domestic Commissioner in Gretna, and finally if either party objects, will go to one of sixteen District Court Judges for hearing in Gretna.

Child Protective Services (CPS) has been called about your children, niece or nephew, or grandchildren, or you have been served with a state Non-Support case. For state Non-Support cases, you will go to one of two Hearing Officers in Harvey and if either party objects, to one of four Juvenile Court Judges in Harvey. For CPS cases you will see one of four Juvenile Court Judges in Harvey.

You or your loved one was injured or killed when rear-ended, “T-boned” or hit head on by a car or truck, treated by a negligent doctor, or bitten by a dog. Your case may be filed with one of two judges in First Parish Court in Metairie, if it arose on the East Bank, one of two judges in Second Parish Court in Gretna, if it arose on the West Bank up to $20,000, or one of sixteen District Court Judges in Gretna. If your damages exceed $50,000, we can ask for a jury.

Jefferson cases are appealed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in Gretna. If you received an unfavorable judgment with another attorney, your case can be appealed, quickly.

Whether you or your relative is facing a criminal charge, family law dispute, personal injury, wrongful death you need tough, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys familiar with your problem, 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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