Questions Answered by Ray Choudhry

Q: Hello, my divorce papers have no end date for support, only says pay X amount each month.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on May 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Were you supposed to pay directly to her.

Is that what the court order said.
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Q: Do you need to have a lawyer to contest a will?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on May 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You have to have a basis for objecting to a will.

Probate lawyers are knowledgeable about how and why wills can be contested.
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Q: How do you make allowances for pets in your estate plan?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on May 4, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You can set up a trust fund to take care of the pets.
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Q: post Divorce issues involving GAL. Can a GAL make me pay for my deseased exwife bill. I now have full custody of kids?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 23, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The GAL bills are assigned by the court.

Did the court award GAL fees against the deceased ex-wife.

If so, the GAL should look to her estate.

On the other hand, the court has wide discretion as to awarding GAL fees and could reconsider.
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Q: Hi I want to close my child support case supposedly it was frozen years ago but it’s not

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You need to explain what exactly happened to figure out what needs to be done.

Q: My ex girlfriend filled out a child support document. and wants me to fill it out too. There has been no paternity test.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Sounds like you will be signing documents making you liable for child support.

If you are unsure, you should have DNA tests done before you acknowledge you are the father.

Q: How would I go about obtaining a probate affidavit in Colorado?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You need to retain an attorney where she died.

The attorney will tell you the procedure for looking up what happened to her assets.

If an estate has not opened, you may be entitled to open it.

Q: my husband pays child support and she is asking for extra money to buy shoes does he have to give her the extra money

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The only obligation is under the court orders.

If it just says child support, then that is the total obligation.

Q: My 16 year old daughter wants to live with me but her father has custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Unless the DCFS takes her out of the home and places her with you, any change will have to be done by petitioning the court for a new parenting plan.

Before, it was called custody and visitation.

Q: Who chooses the trustee in a bankruptcy proceeding?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
There are standing trustees assigned to counties.

In large counties, there may be more than one trustee and one will be assigned from the list.

Q: My ex husband owes $170 k and he turns 55 in a year. When he retires from Minnesota IBEW is he still required to continu

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 14, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If this is back child support, there must be a court order.

That court order continues.

The usual rule is that if you are behind, then when the current child support stops, withholding continues in the same amount until the arrearage is satisfied.

Even social security retirement can be garnished for child support.

Q: Does an estate have to file tax returns?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If the estate has more than $600.00 in annual gross income, it has to file a 1041 income tax return.

Q: I m paying child support and need to know my rights as far as getting time with my son

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
First find out from court what orders besides child support have been entered.

If nothing, then you need to petition for modification to enter a parenting plan.

Q: How do I retrieve coins, savings bonds, etc. (gifts from family) from a parent who refuses to give them up willingly?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you have proof, then you should sue her to recover the property.

There is a special kind of lawsuit for that.

Q: Son is 18 and not graduating on time. Will have to attend summer school to makeup a class. Do I have to continue paying?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You only pay according to the court orders in effect.

Of course, the other parent could go back to court to ask for support to continue until he finishes high school or turns 19, whichever is earlier.

Q: Mom lived, died & will filed in IL. She was sole owner of property (IN). Do I file probate in IL? How do I get tiltle?

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
This is really an Indiana probate question.

Contact Indiana lawyer to find out what needs to be done.

Real estate is usually handled in whatever county it is located.

It may be that Indiana will require opening an estate in Illinois first.

Q: My mother-in-law paid my ex husband's child support and sent confirmation of her payment does he get credit for that?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
It doesn't matter who pays the child support.

But, it should be done properly to get credit.

Normally, it is paid through the SDU which keeps track.

Q: Can a op be filed on me for my kids if i have an op on my soon to be ex husband

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The police have to enforce court orders.

You will have a chance to fight his order of protection.

Q: Is will from my grandparents binding if my mother intercedes to give willed property away to someone other than me?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 11, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You don't say what kind of property.

Usually a life estate involves real estate.

Q: Child Support for emancipated kids

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The court can order educational expenses for college.

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