I have filed for divorce and mailed the summons, as directed, to the sheriff of the county the individual being summoned is in. The sheriff however did not properly serve the individual, has no record of serving, and upon my calling to check on the situation, I was met with dead answers and I dont... Read more »
Did you include the Petition for Dissolution with the Summons? Did you pay the Sheriff's fee and mileage cost, if any, in advance? Depending on what county you want the service to be made in, you could go online to see if there are any special process servers in that area. If so, hire one....Read more »
We are very close to settlement. Prior to last court appearance, I submitted all discovery responses and made the appropriate filings. Opposing counsel missed the deadline and asked for more time. Judge gave her til 12/20. She submitted discovery responses on 12/20 but was missing interrogatories... Read more »
I don't think "defensive" is the correct word. It's more like you may be expecting too much rigidity from the legal system. Discovery deadlines are not like a railroad that runs perfectly on time. Non-lawyers are often too technical and expect 100% timely compliance. In reality,...Read more »
If you can agree to a future buy-out price, you could give her 36-48 months to refi. By that time, she might be in a position to get the financing. If she cannot, then she would have to sell. You'll still be on her mortgage, but you will remain a co-owner and be able to share in any upswing in...Read more »
So, my current husband is abusive emotionally and just now physically. I own a llc, just started it. My question is: if I get a divorce, is there anyway I can protect my business from him getting anything from it? He goes from job to job a lot. Thank you
Your question is almost impossible to answer without knowing more facts. For example, how much marital money went into funding the business? Does the business have a value? Is the business totally reliant upon you? In other words, if you stopped working at it, would the business collapse? There are...Read more »
This is a grey area of family law. Because of her age, there isn't much he can do legally if the child refuses to visit with him. The court cannot punish you for denying visitation because it is not your decision. The court cannot punish the child. All that is left is that the father goes to...Read more »
Without knowing what your Judgment says, in the world of divorce law (as opposed to insurance coverage benefits), responsibility to pay for children's health costs typically ends at age 18, unless the child is a full time college or vocational school student.
Your question cannot be answered authoritatively until all of your facts can be learned. However, based upon the facts you have provided, I think it is safe to say that you have no personal exposure. Your husband will be spending marital funds to defend the case brought by the estate, and this is...Read more »
Yes I meet with him. He did indicate he would be willing to allow her to stay in the house until Ava graduates. He would pay the mortgage ( including taxes and insurance) shoe would pay utilities and child support reserved. He would exercise his parenting time at the house. Can talk Thursday... Read more »
Are you and your wife both on title to the house? If so, your father could get repaid if the money he gave toward the house was a loan. Are you making regular payments to him to pay off this loan? Very important. Consult in person with a divorce lawyer.
I cannot imagine anyone being able to give you an authoritative answer because the law never anticipated this type of thing happening. The law is clear that you must pay child support until the child reaches 18 or GRADUATES from H.S., whichever is last to occur. It doesn't cover what should...Read more »
I am in illinois. I cannot find a form to fill out and file for a counterclaim to a dissolution of marriage petition anywhere. Is there any instructions for someone pro se could get some help with this?
Is is identical to a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, except it is called a Counter-Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The parties are referred to as Petitioner and Counter-Respondent and Respondent and Counter-Petitioner. This is both in the caption and throughout the document.
I recently hired an attorney for help with a missed court appearance for my name change case. I sent the attorney his check in March and he accepted and signed for it too. Since then, I have barely heard from him, and he has never talked to me without me calling. He needs to file a motion, which he... Read more »
You simply send him an email or a letter stating that you are terminating his services effectively immediately, and that you demand a 100% refund. You might state the reason for the termination, but it is not necessary. You have the absolute right to fire him no matter what the reason. You can also...Read more »
I'm 57-yrs old. My highest wage earning years are behind me. All real estate holdings acquired were made possible by my earnings over last 30-years. Likewise all improvements, management, etc, have been and are 95% on me. Retirement is 401K along with rental properties. I would need no less... Read more »
There are some factors by which a judge might be inclined to deviate from a 50%-50% split, but you haven't mentioned any of them. Your 80% would only fly in extraordinary circumstances, e.g., you are a quadriplegic with enormous health care costs.
My soon to be ex husband and I made an agreement that once he does anger management he can do visitation with the kids ever other weekend spoken through the court. However, I want a provision added in that states our oldest can choose when/where/how he wants to communicate with his father. The... Read more »
Only your attorney knows all of the facts of your case and only he is in a position to advise you properly. However, it sounds like your oldest son and your ex could use some reunification therapy. This would involve a separate Motion , but you are in a bad situation. Perhaps, you could talk to...Read more »
If you have an Illinois divorce, your papers CANNOT say that no parent is to pay child support. The most it could say along this line is that Child Support is Reserved. This means that either party can come back to court after the divorce to establish a child support obligation.
We will still be in macon county only about 10 minutes further but a different school district. I do not get child support. I pay for everything. My ex gets every other weekend and 2 nights a week 4 hours each time. Do I need her approval to move?
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