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Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Ellen Cronin Badeaux

Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Personal Injury...
  • Louisiana
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Ellen put herself through both undergraduate and law school. She a married, mother of two. Both her husband and daughter are also attorneys as are a nephew, father-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law and one brother-in-law who was elected judge. She was drawn to the areas of family law, criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury and has never changed course. She has practiced in Ascension, East Baton Rouge Jefferson, Livingston, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes for her entire 25 years of legal experience including, Amite, Baton Rouge, Chalmette, Covington, Denham Springs, Franklinton, Gonzales, Gretna, Hammond, Harvey, Kenner, Livingston, Madisonville, Mandeville, Metairie, New Orleans and Slidell at the City Court, District Court and Appellate Court levels.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Insurance Claims
  • Traffic Tickets
  • White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
    Free personal injury, car accident, wrongful death, dwi, dog bite, criminal and white collar crime consultations by phone or in office. Free phone family law, divorce, custody, child support, mediation, domestic violence, juvenile law, and interdiction consultations and $50 office consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MC, Discover & American Express
  • Contingent Fees
    For personal injury, car accidents and wrongful death only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
  • French
Professional Experience
Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
- Current
Law Office of State Rep Dan Claitor
Law Clerk
Habans, Bologna & Carriere
Federal Public Defender
Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (1992)
Honors: Moot Court, Highest grade federal criminal law.
Activities: Association of Women Law Students, Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity, Art Director for educational video, The Tax Consequences of Divorce.
Tulane University
B.A. (1988)
Honors: 3.5 GPA, Dean's List, Alpha Sigma Lamda Honorary Society, paper accepted for permanent collection Howard Tilton Library.
Professional Associations
International Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
22d JDC Bar Association
- Current
Inns of Court
- Current
American Association for Justice
- Current
Jefferson Bar Association
- Current
Louisiana State Bar Association # 22028
- Current
New Orleans Bar Association
- Current
Federal Bar Association
- Current
Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity
- Current
Articles & Publications
Billing Practices Can Improve Collection
Briefly Speaking, New Orleans Bar Association Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
How to Select a Family Law Attorney, Cable TV production
It's the Law
Qualified family and civil mediator
Louisiana Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Notary Public
State Notary Board
Jefferson Parish Juvenile Ad Hoc Judicial Panel
Jefferson Judiciary
Licensed attorney
Louisiana State Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
613 Questions Answered

Q. Where do I go to report a public official using his office and power of position to interfere in divorce proceedings?
A: Impossible to tel which came first the divorce or the succession. If not divorced at time of death, then still married and there is no divorce. You need a succession attorney
Q. If there is doubt I am the biological father, but have already signed a birth certificate, do I still pay child support?
A: If you have any doubt about paternity, hire an attorney to file a disavowal. If not, pull out the checkbook
Q. In Louisiana can u file for custody before divorce I have 2 toddlers & need something in writing so he can’t keeo my kid
A: You need a divorce attorney to file for both custody and divorce. Louisiana only has ex parte custody in emergency situations (substance abuse, neglect, physical abuse, etc) because parents have equal rights.
Q. A lady wants to give me her newborn after she has it how do i go about getting full custody?
A: Call an adoption lawyer.
Q. Wife & I have been seperated for 10 yrs and file uncontested with all 3 waivers signed, how quick can it go through LA?
A: Divorce lawyer can get it done for you in 45 days.
Q. My husband committed adultry and I have text messages of him admitting it. He also is incarcerated and I want a divorce.
A: A divorce lawyer can get you a divorce in 45 days for either adultery or conviction of a felony.
Q. Adoption in Louisiana
A: You have to do both, termination and adoption.
Q. My ex choked me. I have a TRO and we go to court on the 25th. There were no witnesses and I didn't go to the hospital.
A: Yes you need a lawyer. I hope you have photos or a police report.
Q. Can the custodial parent demand that the non custodial parent not have visitors at their home after a certain time?
A: 1) Is this your ex husband or just your child's father? 2) Are you involved in a committed relationship of more than 6 mos? 3) Does the new flame have a criminal record or is married? Then I can answer your question.
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Ellen Cronin Badeaux, LLC
324 N. Theard St.
[Also by appointment in New Orleans and Slidell]
Covington, LA 70433
Telephone: (985) 892-1955
Fax: (985) 892-1023