New Orleans & Chalmette in Orleans & St. Bernard Parishes

New Orleans & Chalmette in Orleans & St. Bernard Parishes


You or your family member has been arrested, violated probation or parole and is facing revocation, needs expungement or is facing forfeiture in New Orleans. For a misdemeanor, your case will be heard in Municipal Court by one of four judges, two of whom sit in the morning, and two of whom sit in the afternoon. For a felony, your bond will be set by one of four Criminal Commissioners. You will then be arraigned by a Criminal Magistrate. Following your bond hearing and arraignment, your case will be assigned to one of twelve Criminal Court Judges.

You want a divorce, custody, visitation, child or spousal support, to prove or disprove paternity, protection from abuse, your share of community property, a name change, to interdict an impaired relative, or have been served. Family law cases are assigned to one of three Domestic Relations Judges. Domestic abuse cases can result in suspension of your driver’s license, professional license, hunting or fishing license, or inability to possess a gun.

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 go before one of the three Domestic Relations Judges. If a CPS report was made or you are seeking to adopt, the case will go to one of six Juvenile Court Judges. CPS cases may be child in need of care cases, family in need of services cases, or termination of parental rights cases. Missing a hidden deadline, may result in the termination of your parental rights. State Non-Support cases can result in garnishment of your wages, seizure of your or your spouse’s tax refund or jail.

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 can be filed with one of three First City Court sections, if the action arose on the East Bank, or in Second City Court in Algiers, if the action arose on the West Bank, or if your damages are more than $25,000, your case can be filed in one of eleven Civil District Court sections. If your damages exceed $50,000 we can ask for a jury.

New Orleans and St. Bernard cases are appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans. If you received an unfavorable judgment with another attorney, your case can be appealed.

Whether you or your family member is facing a criminal charge, family law dispute, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice or needs to appeal, you need tough, knowledgeable and experienced attorneys familiar with your legal 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"
Jay Green

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