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Q: my wife was added to her parents deed for when they pass. If we file chap. 13 will this affect them

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

If she was added to deed she is one-third owner.

Also, if there is a loan, depending on when it was obtained, her interest could be free and clear.

You need to consult with a bankruptcy attorney.

There is no way to get around reporting this ownership interest.
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Q: My husband father passed away when he was a child and his grandmother raised him she also has 3 adult children if she

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

When somebody dies without a will, it goes half to spouse, if there is one, and half to children.

If any child has predeceased, his or her share goes to that child's children.
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Q: Can an executor of an estate be arrested for stealing from an estate account?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 10, 2017

Theft is a crime and can be prosecuted.

An executor is charged with administering the estate and has to give accounting to all interested parties.
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Q: Me and my girlfriend just had our newborn. The hospital wants me to sign a child support paper. Is this required?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 4, 2017

They can't force you to do anything.

They are offering you a chance to acknowledge paternity and have your name placed on the birth certificate.
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Q: does spouse have to be served to complete a divorce?

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

Yes.

But service can be by publication if you don't know where he is.
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Q: Is a change in parenting time considered a substantial change in circumstance to modify child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

It depends on much of a change.
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Q: I am joint owner on house with my brother. I want to sell. He doesn't. What do I do

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 3, 2017

You have to go to court to break the partnership and order sale of house.
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Q: In illionis if you are not married who has custody of the child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Technically neither of you have "custody" of the child.

However, if the police get involved they are likely to leave the child where he is until a court orders otherwise.
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Q: What is the cost of adopting your step child in Illinois with the other parents permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 2, 2017

Different lawyers charge different ways.

Call some adoption attorneys in your county.
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Q: Court supervision

4 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

If you got supervision, they should not show up on your record as convictions.

That is the whole purpose of supervision.
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Q: Support ordered 16yrs ago, i never went back for more $ until recently, can i get back pay for 1 or 2yrs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 1, 2017

The usual rule is that if there is an increase it would from the date the petition to modify was filed.
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Q: Is it the custodial parent obligation to report the child is no longer in her custody to the court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

What are the circumstances.

Did she send the child to Florida to be with her sister for the winter.

How about the non-custodial.

Don't they know. Don't they care.
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Q: Can I move out in Illinois at 17, with another family member

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

If you do, and the custodial parent wants you back, they can have the police help them get you back.
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Q: My aunt passed away and no one knows if she has a will. What should we do first?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

If you can't find a will, then the presumption is that there is no will.

The nearest of kin needs to go to court and be appointed administrator to open and administer her estate.
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Q: Do I need a valid drivers license in order to vote in the next election? If not, what ID must I bring?

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

The county clerk should give you a voter ID card.

That is what you need.

Otherwise, usually they will accept any form of picture ID.

The Secretary of State issues State ID cards.
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Q: Hi my name is Mayra and I'm 26 years old and I was woundering my dad never paid my mom child support can I claim that

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

If there was a support order and he didn't pay, then the back amount belongs to the mother.

She can collect.

There is no time limit.

The child support does not belong to the child.
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Q: If a biological parent never did a test for paternity and never wanted anything t do with him,can that child sue him?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 24, 2017

Looks like in the divorce it was found that the husband was the father and he paid support.

There would have to be another court order to make someone else the father.
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Q: 4 years have passed can I still ask for child support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 20, 2017

Nothing gets done unless you file a paternity case first.

Once he is determined to be the father, child support will follow.
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Q: selling ancestrial ground

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

So, this is in probate court.

That is where you need to bring this up.

Maybe you can buy it from the estate in lieu of your inheritance.
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Q: how can I keep land my family has owned for 4 generations from being sold

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

Need more information.

Who is selling it and why.
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