Questions Answered by Ray Choudhry

Q: I have received a notice of intent to pursue collection remmedies from the custodial parent. What are my next steps?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Modification is for future changes.

If you are in violation, you will have to address that as a separate issue.

If there really is a need for modification the other side may be willing to work out a deal.

Q: If my ex husband has gotten another GIRL pregnant can she file child support before the baby is born?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
She can file a paternity case and have a summons served on him.

Nothing will happen until the child is born.

This allows the court to have jurisdiction over the father in case he decides to skip.

Q: If I handwrite my will, is that considered a legal document as long as I signed it?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
A will can be hand written.

However, to be valid it must be signed before two witnesses who are both present and witness the signing.

Q: Do I need to list a political party preference to be able to vote in a primary in Illinois?

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
When you vote at the Primary Election, you must ask for a specific party's ballot.

Later, the records will show that you selected that party's ballot.

These election records are public.

Q: Will asking for more money on child support affect my taxes?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 6, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Child Support is not included as income on a tax return.

Q: Question regarding my dad and his bank account. He passed away the 25th of august.

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you are the sole heir, he had no debts and the estate is less than $100,000.0, you can use a small estates affidavit to get the funds.

Q: Question regarding death of executor and my Mom’s estate?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Has the final accounting been filed and or approved by the court.

If yes, then the funds are identified as belonging to the estate.

After you are appointed successor executor, you can request the court to order release of those estate funds to you.

Q: Is Child support received from different father, included as income, when calculating child support owned in Illinois?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Click on the Illinois Child Support Estimator on this web page.

https://midamericalawoffice.com/illinois-child-support-estimator/

Child support received for other children is not included in gross income.

Q: Discovered more than half of my outbuilding isn't on my property, can I go after the title company for this?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 17, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Read the title policy.

If no survey was done, it probably has an exception for boundary lines.

It's possible you have easement.

Hard to see why previous owner built on someone else's property unless he owned both parcels.

Q: If i make 16 per hour and the dad make 12 can he pay more child support and what if he never paid child support would

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 16, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Child support is based on income of the parties and how much time the child spends where.

Child support normally starts when a court case is filed.

Q: I owe $70,000 in back child support from a hookup I had 35 years ago and now shes taking me to court. What should I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you don't have income, you are not eligible for Chapter 13.

They are probably getting things lined up to start taking it out of your social security checks.

Q: Probate closed, but I'm still not happy - what do I do to appeal it?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
In probate there are deadlines for doing things.

Also, what the executor or administrator has to do is based on how they were appointed.

Assuming you were given an inventory and accounting and you did not object, then you may be out of luck.

If there was a hearing on the accounting and the judge ruled against you, then you absolutely have a right to appeal the judge's ruling.

Q: What rights do birth fathers have to prevent the birth mom from adopting the baby to another family?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Unless the father consents to the adoption, his rights have to be cut off by proving his unfitness.

This could be abandonment, failure to maintain interest or a whole host of other reasons.

The usual incentive for cooperation is that he won't have to pay child support.

Q: How in debt do I need to be for it to be a good idea to file for bankruptcy?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The test is inability to meet obligations in a timely manner.

For some people $5,000.00 is insurmountable debt based on current and projected earnings.

For others, $500,000.00 may not be much.

Q: Who oversees polling place violations? The state? County?

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Usually, both parties can and do have poll watchers.

Q: My grandpa didn't have a will. Now some guy claiming to be his estranged son wants part of the inheritance. If he can

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If he doesn't have a birth certificate, he will have to prove he is the son.

If there is no will and no spouse, it goes equally to children with the share of any deceased child going to his heirs.

That's just the way it is.

Q: Does a landlord refuse to renew a lease even when rent been paid on time every month.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Lease ends when it ends for landlord and tenant.

Some leases have renewal provisions in them.

Q: My mother created a Last Will & Testament (also as a Pour-over). I believe my brother...see below

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You need to hire a estate and probate lawyer.

If he didn't open an estate, then you can.

The problem is that there may be nothing to probate because everything may have been transferred out of her name.

Q: I gave my aunt custody of my son when he was born. Now she wants me to pay child support will i have to he is 13 now.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Who ever has a child has the right to get support from the parents unless the child was adopted out.

Fortunately for you, she can only go back to the time she filed the petition for support.

Q: Can my name be removed from property as a Heir without my acknowledgement in Chicago?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
In real estate you don't remove your name. You transfer it even if it is to you and someone else.

So, your grandmother transferred it to certain people.

It can only go from the new people to someone else if everyone it was transferred to signs.

Your issue may be with the aunt if your signature is not yours.

You need to get a copy of all the deeds to see who it was transferred to and how it was transferred to the next set of people.

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