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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Illinois on
Q: How can I get my money once it been court order by an judge,an the defendant does not want to pay?
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Stephen Sotelo answered on Apr 24, 2013

In short, you will want to start supplementary proceeding to discover the defendant's assets. From there, you may be able to garnish the defendant's wages, obtain an order for a bank to turnover funds, levy assets, etc. ***Stephen Sotelo, The Fish Law Firm, P.C., 55 S. Main St., Suite 341,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: I am wanting to know if it is Illegal for me to fill out real estate forms if I do not have a lisence?
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Stephen Sotelo answered on Apr 24, 2013

It depends. If you are filling out the forms for yourself, in your own transaction, then of course it is perfectly legal. Generally, you cannot, however, fill out real estate forms for others, not even simple fill-in the blank forms, unless you are a licensed real estate salesperson, broker, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: Where should I seek legal advice?
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Stephen Sotelo answered on Jan 19, 2013

It's best to contact an attorney who practices in the area of law that you are seeking advice on. I see that you posted under "estate planning law," so I assume you have some need for advice in that area. Estate planning can involve relatively simple matters, such as drafting a will for a small... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I dispute amount of money on a wage deduction notice?
Stephen Sotelo
Stephen Sotelo answered on Jan 9, 2013

Generally, yes, because the amount of wages that may be deducted is limited by federal and Illinois law. ***You should contact an attorney who can help you to determine and protect your rights.

***Stephen Sotelo, The Fish Law Firm, P.C., 55 S. Main St., Suite 341, Naperville, IL 60540...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: Is thier statue of limitation for filing lawsuit civil rights violation
Stephen Sotelo
Stephen Sotelo answered on Jan 9, 2013

Yes. However, the limitations period varies depending on the type of civil rights violation. Don't wait to find out your rights.

***Stephen Sotelo, The Fish Law Firm, P.C., 55 S. Main St., Suite 341, Naperville, IL 60540 (630)355-7590 ssotelo@fishlawfirm.com www.fishlawfirm.com...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: Company is asking for $500 in extra work done to complete job. I Did not sign anything.

I signed off on original work order, then they had to reinforce gables and I verbally said go ahead, but no cost was mentioned and nothing signed off on. 3 months later am given a bill for this work $500 (they said they gave me a break from $800), and ask for immediate payment. The original work... Read more »

Stephen Sotelo
Stephen Sotelo answered on Jan 9, 2013

It depends. I am assuming that reinforcement of the gables was not contemplated in the original contract. If it had been, then you should not pay anything extra. With that in mind, the answer to your question depends on *why* the gables were reinforced. If it was because of their negligence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Q: How can I obtain a copy of my deceased father's will. My stepmother will not give me any information. I am 35 years old
Stephen Sotelo
Stephen Sotelo answered on Jan 9, 2013

According to the Illinois Probate Act, you may have rights under 755 ILCS 5/6-1, which states in part:

Sec. 6-1. Duty to file will - altering, destroying or secreting.

(a) Immediately upon the death of the testator any person who has the testator's will in his possession shall file it...
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