Is there a law in the state of Louisiana that if you are behind on child support you can not claim your children?
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Yes, the parent who owes past due child support arrearages will not be granted the right to claim the minor children as dependents for tax purposes.
I am moving this to child support. To help answer your question though, If you have a court ordered custody agreement, then usually it goes by whatever your custody agreement says (some agreements state that one parent can claim the children in even numbered years and the other one in odd numbered years). If there is no agreement in place and your children have lived with you most of the year (more than half the time), then you would be the one to claim them.
That is not true either about not being able to claim your children if owe back child support, the refund would just go towards the past child support obligation and forwarded to the other parent.