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Q: How is discretionary income used in the determination of the chapter 13 payment? Does it drive the payment or does equty

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

In Chapter 13 creditors must get at least what they would have gotten if you had filed a chapter 7.

Disposable income is another matter to do with amount of payments to the plan.
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Q: Please help

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

The judge gets to decide what is best for child.

If there was a court order that he pay you child support, then he owes you back child support.

You may be able to file a contempt case against him.
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Q: Mother died in November...Me,my sister. And brother on mother's home deed and her name. Brother died six weeks ago ..jus

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Check with MO lawyer.

In Illinois, if deed in joint tenancy, then as each dies, those remaining become owners.
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Q: Can mother of children sign temporary custody papers if not married to children's father,

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

This fraught with potential problems, including people changing their minds later.

Best to do this through court.
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Q: If a real estate investor offered to buy condos, but lower than mortgage, how does that work?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

Mortgage has to be paid before the lender will release mortgage.

Sometimes, lender will take the purchase price and have the seller sign a note for the balance.

Sometimes they call it even.
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Q: boyfriend not able to see his son outside of his ex's home, is that legal?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Without a court order he doesn't have anything to show the police.
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Q: I am on a verbal lease. What can I be billed for as far as cleaning and damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Looks like you cancelled your rental agreement by giving them notice you were terminating it.

Landlord is entitled to be paid for any damage beyond normal wear and tear.
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Q: need legal advice.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

No matter what happened, the judge has to decide what is best for the child now.
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Q: If I had A Home Equity Loan go into closure, then paid it off in full 5 mo. later is this a foreclosure?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Whether they filed a lawsuit would make a difference.
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Q: I opened a probate proceeding so I could gain access to my son's apartment and clean it out. Now I'm finding out that

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Looks like after expenses there will be nothing to pay the creditors.

You still have to finish probating the estate.
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Q: I have been divorced for 10 yrs. I work for the fed. gov. My ex is set to recieve 1/2 of my pension. She remarried

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

If the two of you agree and it is not one-sided, the court should approve.

First, check with employer.
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Q: can ex leave state with child if no court agreement has been made? Just an agreement between ourselves?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Ex implies there is a court case.

If so, not without court permission.
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Q: My ex who is my daughters father isnt on the birth certificate but willingly pays child support with out the court makin

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Everybody is better off with a court order.

You should file a paternity case.
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Q: i already have one moving conviction. I now have a cell phone ticket and a speeding ticket, need my license what do i d

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Hire an experienced lawyer.
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Q: Previous homeowner put driveway over the property line. Does new homeowner have any remedies to keep?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

Why not offer to buy it from Madison County.
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Q: I have just returned from working abroad - does any of that work qualify for social security?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Did they withhold social security and medicare.
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Q: Is an executor under any legal obligation to show me a will if my minor son (but not me) is named in it?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Anyone in possession of a will is required to lodge it with the Clerk of Court.

Even if it is not going to be probated.

Anyone in the world is entitled to see it.
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Q: Is there risk involved with sending the other party my proposed parenting plan before our court date?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Check with a lawyer in WI.

In Illinois, not unusual for parties to exchange proposed plans to try to come to an agreement.
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Q: If I had full custody of My kids s should I have lost my driver's liscnse for child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

Obviously, somewhere there is order to do with you paying child support.

If a person falls behind in child support the court can order the Secretary of State to revoke the DL.

You need to get to the bottom of where this is coming from.
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Q: Can I get child support now from when I raised my child alone? Her dad was incarcerated. Is out now and has a good job.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 19, 2017

Normally, support starts from when a petition is filed or served.
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