You are certainly within your rights to try and draft the agreement you need yourself, but I would strongly caution you to use an attorney. Online templates, even the ones that you pay for, are written in a way to apply to as many situations as possible. Using one is very risky in the event there...View More
While I wouldn't deem it illegal per se, it is generally your landlord's responsibility to make such repairs. Give your landlord notice in writing of the broken window and your need to have it fixed. Mail it via certified mail with return receipt requested. Then, if the landlord...View More
Generally, Yes. It sounds as though either or both of the collection agencies have purchased the debt from the company. If that is the case, then the collections agencies can seek to collect the debt from you. It is probably a good idea to consult with a local collections or consumer debt attorney...View More
Your question is incomplete, but if the father of your child was ordered by a court to pay child support and has fallen behind in payments, then Yes you can sue him for the back support plus statutory interest on the payments in arrears. If there has never been a court order concerning support, you...View More
My wife and I are renting a home one of her daughters owns. I pay half the rent and my wife pays the other half by baby sitting her daughters children for 10 months out of the year and (no money changes hands from my wife and her daughter). The other two months of the year her daughter demands I... View More
Is this arrangement memorialized in a written lease/agreement? If not, it would be a good idea going forward to have the terms of your agreement in writing. Absent a written agreement, much of the answer to your question depends on where the property is located, since several municipalities impose...View More
An 18 year old girl fought a 15 year old a couple days ago on a public street outside of one of their houses in Mokena, IL. During the fight the 18 year old gets on top of the 15 year old and starts strangling her till her face is purple, she then lifts the girl up and kicks her one more time, the... View More
This incident should likely have been brought to the police's attention immediately after it happened. By now, the 15 year old may no longer have physical signs of the damage done to her. You can always still file a police report and identify the perpetrator, but then it will be up to the...View More
If you have a current order to pay child support, then the answer is Yes until you have it modified. Child support is generally imposed according to a statutory percentage of the non-custodial parent's net income according to the number of children, but judges can deviate from the statutory...View More
Got a ticket for no insurance went to court got a fine and was placed under court supervision got issued another date to pay fine and show proof of insurance again but mixed up the times so I missed court.
It's possible that the judge will revoke the supervision and issue a stricter punishment. You should never miss a court date whether it is criminal or civil. The best thing you can do now is to show up at the next hearing and explain how you mixed up the times. Having an attorney represent you...View More
I have been told this child looks just like me.I have tried time and time again to talk to her about this with no reply.When she became pregnant I was at all her dr appts.She told the dr that I was the father.What can I do to figure out if this is my child?I'm in Illinois she is in Gorgia
Depending on how long she and the child have been living in Georgia, you will need to file a parentage action in Georgia. You should start by asking for referrals for family law attorneys in Georgia or use the "Find a Lawyer" link near the top of the page to start your search....View More
Yes, she is absolutely entitled to child support until the child graduates high school or turns 18. Additionally, she is entitled to both current support and most likely retroactive support as well. Consult with a local family law attorney as soon as possible to open a child support case....View More
I'm assuming you want to pursue legal proceedings related to visitation, custody, child support, or something else related to your ex and your child. If so, which state you need to initiate court proceedings in depends on how long the mother and child have been living in Texas. If the child...View More
You can certainly evict tenants who have missed rent payments. You will first need to serve them with the notice that is proper under Illinois law, as well as any possible local ordinances (i.e. - in Chicago or Evanston). The contents and service of the notice are highly technical, however, and...View More
I have signed lease from my tenant from June 1st 2014 to May 31 st 2015. My client leave property with out notice he leave on feb:15 , not even paying for feb rent also and keep lots of garbage in the back yard and dog poop and garbage in house. I have to pay clening of poop and removel of back... View More
I'm sorry to hear about your tenant and the damage caused to your property. Your best bet is to attempt to sue your former tenant in small claims court for the unpaid rent and property damage. Depending on your specific location in Illinois, the court costs to do so are fairly low, and you can...View More
It depends on what is in your lease. I know you say that you haven't signed one since 2009, but if you have remained in the unit uninterrupted since then and have operated under the same terms as before, your landlord can argue that your month-to-month tenancy contained the same terms as the...View More
It depends on how you and the landlord proceed after the expiration of the initial lease. If you submit and your landlord accepts/cashes your normal rent payment on the same day of the month you always have, the landlord is accepting you as a tenant again. The term of the new tenancy and amount of...View More
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