My friend has a property that was inherited to her husband when his father passed away. His will read that his current wife reside in the house until her death, then the property was to go to my friend and her husband. The current wife died about 3 years ago. My friends husband has also passed. Who... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2023
The order in which names are listed on the tax bill cannot be relied upon and doesn't prove who owns anything. If your friend is concerned about this, her best bet it so take all of the relevant documents (her father-in law's will and death certificates for everyone involved who has died... Read more »
Father isn’t on the birth certificate and was given many chances to meet his daughter but has only met her once for 5 minutes since she was born he refuses to answer any texts or calls and No DNA test was done. Would we need his consent for the adoption or do we have to take him to court.
answered on May 22, 2023
You either need his written consent or serve him with your Petition for Adoption and give him a chance to appear in court. Don't try this without a lawyer! Adoption has a number of details that need to be handled exactly correctly. Acquiring a child in this manner should not be left to "I... Read more »
answered on May 10, 2023
Legally, you become an adult on your 18th birthday. It's a double-edged sword, however. On the one hand, you may be free to move out; on the other hand, your parents are no longer obligated to support you (assuming you are not suffering from a significant disability) and they will not be... Read more »
My long term girlfriend 3 1/2 years moved out after cheating and moving in with a married couple around 2 hours away. Everything in the home including title work, hills, etc is all in my name. She does get some mail and bills of her own at the address. After a long period of lying and deception,... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2023
While you have no right to keep her personal property, you have the right to impose reasonable conditions on how she gets it back. That includes requiring the items be recovered while you are present. If your assessment of her as a liar is accurate, be sure you have a friend with you when she is in... Read more »
I am 22 years old now and financially independent from my parents. I have great credit and no debts. I went to make an appointment with an orthodontist, but they said the Dr may not accept me as a patient because my parents never paid off the braces I had when I was 12. I didn't finish... Read more »
answered on Apr 14, 2023
An orthodontist (or any professional) can refuse to see you for any reason, other than one based on discrimination against a member of a legally protected class. For example, he can't refuse to see you because you are black or white, Buddhist or Baptist, married or single, and so on, because... Read more »
They are stating we assumed liability once we signed the lease, but was never made aware that there was an outstanding balance on the apartment. Is it our responsibility to pay, or do the previous tenants have to pay?
answered on Feb 23, 2023
You don't owe rent for any time prior to the beginning of your lease. The sole exception would be if the terms of the lease explicitly state you are assuming liability for the rent left unpaid by a previous tenant -- something I've never heard of in a lease. If your landlord wants to... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
This is a question best addressed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the county in question, since the answer may vary depending on the county in which the divorce was filed. Do a Google search for "circuit court clerk for (insert county name) county, Illinois" to find the appropriate... Read more »
Decree states “Any unreimbursed medical, dental, optometric, orthodontic, pharmaceutical, counseling, office visits, co-pays, and deductibles for dependent care coverage for the parties' minor child not covered by said policy of insurance or
health insurance benefits, shall be paid... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
Probably not. Each of the things listed in the quoted portion of the decree deals with medical care and health care. Daycare is generally not considered to be medical care or health care related. If the cost of daycare was going to be addressed in the decree, it would be in a different paragraph or... Read more »
I signed a con-compete in Illinois that reads "If for any reason I decide to voluntarily resign from the Company, I acknowledge that the Company requests that I provide at least 10 business days written notice of my intent to leave, the date I want to leave, and (as soon as I know it) the name... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2023
I strongly encourage you to have the entire agreement reviewed by a lawyer experienced in employment law to determine how the quoted material stands in relation to the rest of the agreement. It is important that you understand I'm assuming everything within the quotation marks of your question... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
First, call your lawyer and ask why he hasn't followed through. There may be some obstacle that's needs to be removed first, and he's working on it for you. Second, if your lawyer doesn't have a good reason for not following through, find another attorney. You can record... Read more »
Me and my girlfriend split up about a year ago. She still lives in my house that I own. I've been seeing somebody for 6 months and we both want to live together. Problem is my ex-girlfriend still lives there and she refuses to leave. Do I have to give her notice of someone moving in? Because... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
From a legal perspective, if it's your house you don't need to give your ex notice that someone else is moving in. On the other hand, I'm guessing your new girlfriend and you will lead a much more peaceful life if you evict the ex-girlfriend before moving the new girlfriend into the... Read more »
His name is not listed on the certificate and no paternity test was ever done.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
The father's rights are essentially the same as the mother's right. To establish your rights you'll need to file a parentage action in the local county courthouse. The court can order a DNA test of you, the child, and the mother. If the DNA test proves you are the biological father,... Read more »
He stayed with her for December but that was due to me (being without a vehicle) and her and the child's dad, keeping him from or not helping me to see him, I live 45 minutes away. They will not let him come back to my house.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
If you provided over half the cost of raising the child in 2022, you are entitled to claim the child on your taxes. If that is the case, make sure you file your taxes as soon as possible. If grandma's tax return is filed after your, her attempt to claim the child is likely to be rejected... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2022
You need to file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause. This is a pleading asking that the other party be held in civil contempt of court for not obeying a court order. If the court holds the other party in contempt it can require him or her to comply with the previous order by a certain date, or go to... Read more »
Recently i took a plea for a criminal case and received the final disposition now my license and other things have been suspended due to this case that wasn’t involved in the disposition my license is my way of working and the courts new this
answered on Dec 13, 2022
It sounds like the consequences of your guilty plea were not fully explained to you. If this is true AND if your guilty plea was entered within the past 30 days contact an attorney immediately. He or she will need to file a motion to withdraw the plea based upon inadequate explanation of the... Read more »
My parents are seperated and for reasons I shall not discuss I would rather live with my dad. I dont know what needs to be done in order to move to a different state with him and have no idea how to find out due to my mom having an app on my phone that makes it so she can see everything on it. What... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2022
You'll have to talk to your father and encourage him to begin court proceedings to change parenting time (formerly known as custody) and for him to petition the court to allow you to leave the state with him. I know of no way for you to begin these proceedings on your own.
We live in Illinois. No written agreement for rent or anything like that. She has threatened me and is becoming more hostile and disrespectful by the day.
answered on Jul 25, 2022
If your daughter is 19, she is legally an adult. You can kick her out of your house, but you would do well to consider the result. Does she have a place to go? With whom will she live? How will this affect your relationship with her long into the future? Sometimes a practical answer is better than... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2022
The answer depends on the exact circumstances. Several possibilities suggest themselves. One is that the offender may be engaging in the tort (a civil wrong creating liability) of slandering the business reputation of the victim company. Another is that the offender may be engaging in the tort of... Read more »
I've been trying to recieve a federal grant/loan for buying a home. Down payment assistance is something my family needed, so we decided to try a USDA or FHA loan. We have been told by multiple loan officers that because of my place of employment, I cannot recieve these funds. I pay federal... Read more »
answered on Jun 3, 2022
No. Taxation without representation means that a group of people has a tax imposed on them by a government in which they had no right to elect a representative (such as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, a state senator, a Congressman or US Senator) who could participate on behalf... Read more »
sorry its a hotel should have been clear and guest was injured while living on property and bed bugs was the cause instead if him doing the right thing he illegal eavesdropped acts of retaliation , harassed hacked computer slowing her prep dow for case which caused her to not make it to court. He... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2023
No. A lawyer has a duty to his client (typically the seller or the buyer of the property). He has no duty to the property itself and no duty to employees who work on the property.
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