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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: What does” she would pay child support in reserve “mean in this paragraph exactly

Yes I meet with him. He did indicate he would be willing to allow her to stay in the house until Ava graduates. He would pay the mortgage ( including taxes and insurance) shoe would pay utilities and child support reserved. He would exercise his parenting time at the house. Can talk Thursday... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

"Child support reserved" used in this way means that the question of child support will be decided at a later date, with neither party losing any rights because the decision was delayed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: We r looking for a home but have to sign a lease today for apt renewal on Nov 15. If I find something is there an out?

Do I have any time to get out of the contract if I find something within the next 2 weeks?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Sep 15, 2021

No, unless you convince your landlord to put it into the lease. Check the terms of your existing lease. What does it say happens if you don't sign a new lease and simply stay put?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Q: Can a judge suspend a case until another one is finished?

Prosecutor is in a more serious(felony) case vs a family court case. Is there any precedent notably in illinois that a Judge can suspend the lesser case until the more serious case is completed?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 20, 2021

Yes, a judge can do this.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I file a law suit against my employer or find out if others already have - if they are forcing vaccines on employees

That have not been approved by the FDA?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 19, 2021

The vaccines have been approved by the FDA on an emergency basis. Your employer is not forcing the vaccine on you. They are simply saying you can't work for them if you aren't vaccinated. Your choice entirely.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Q: my brother and father have the same named. my father died. while mom was on vacation he moved into her house. he won't

leave. told a friend he was taking the house when she passes. can he?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 18, 2021

No, he can't unless your mother leaves it to him in a will or she transfers the property to him through a deed or other conveyance.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Does the employer have any obligation to provide a final paycheck on last day, if requested?

There are state rules that provide guidance regarding voluntary and involuntary termination rules for when the final paycheck should be provided. However, if an employee makes a specific request to receive their final pay upon termination (regardless of state or reason for termination), is the... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 16, 2021

No, the employer does not need to issue you a final paycheck on your last day, even if you request it.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Public Benefits and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Does the State of Illinois have to purchase my daughters entire property?

The State has offered to purchase a portion of the property. This would include a majority of the septic field. She has nowhere to replace it. They did not have any compensation for this item listed on their offer. Would that make her property inhabitable and what are her options? Do they have to... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jul 27, 2021

Your daughter needs to make an appointment with an experienced real estate lawyer to discuss this. Make sure she brings to the appointment a copy of the offer the state made.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: What are the criteria to move out of your parents home without consent at 18 years of age? (In Illinois)

Side question, if I am unable to fully move out of the home, would I be able to just walk out and sleep at a friend's house occasionally?

The real question would be....

What are my limitations as an 18-year-old with a job that only pays 50 per day?

Would moving out be... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Nov 18, 2020

You are not considered an adult until you either reach 18 years of age or are emancipated (declared to have the rights of an adult) through a court proceeding. The main requirements of emancipation are that your parents must agree to it and you must be immediately able to support yourself living... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I work even if one of my parents is paying child support for me?

I’m 16 and one of my parents is giving child support to my other one. With the pandemic going on my mother, who receives child support, recently lost her job. I’ve been wanting to help her but she’s questioning whether I’m allowed to work, since my father is giving her child support. I just... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Nov 6, 2020

Yes, you can work. And I salute you for being so responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: Can I file for divorce in Illinois if I live in Arkansas
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 28, 2020

If your spouse lives in Illinois you should be able to file for divorce in the county in which your spouse lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: Ex husband engages in inappropriate behavior during his parenting time

My ex husband has parenting time every other weekend. Our daughters are 13, 9 and 9.

Last weekend my daughter walked by his bedroom at 2 p.m. when all of the kids were in the house and heard voices. The door was closed, but she could clearly hear him engaging in an online chat coercing... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 28, 2020

Contact the lawyer who handled your divorce, make an appointment immediately , bring in the daughter and the recording. Follow the advice the lawyer gives you.

If you did not use a lawyer when you got divorced, contact a lawyer immediately, make an appointment, bring in the daughter and the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: How do I transfer real estate as an administrator of the estate in Illinois?

What document do I use? If it's a quitclaim deed, what name is listed as the grantor? The deceased person, or "The Estate of ...."? I would be the one signing it, as the administrator. The current deed is in the deceased's name solely.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 26, 2020

I have to be blunt: You shouldn't attempt to do this without using a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: My former employer is contesting my eligibility to receive unemployment benefits 4 months since my file date. Legal?

I was laid off for a short period so I am filed for unemployment benefits for that period Only to be Fired a couple days after coming back so I have been receiving benefits for the past four months as I look for work. Just recently they have raised a claim that I am not eligible because either I... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 22, 2020

You need to make an appointment to see a lawyer ASAP. Bring all the documents you have regarding your unemployment benefits to the appointment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: My son was taken out of his mom’s care in IL. He was adjudicated as dependent. Court ruled his mom unable (not unfit)

I traveled to the last court date from Oklahoma and was told that I could take my son home with me. They closed the case, and at the bottom of the court order, it is written, “All custodial rights of the minor are vested to (my name).” Does this mean that I now have full or sole custody of my... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 22, 2020

It sounds like you have sole custody of your son. You should see an attorney licensed to practice law in Oklahoma to figure out what your next step is in that state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: What happens to my child support for Iowa but my ex wife is moving to IL. My son is covered by Iowa health insurance.
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 22, 2020

Your child support is determined by the last court order. It doesn't change just because a parent moves from one state to another.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Can daughters boyfriend take kids from her. They unmarried . He is the father. Paternity tests were taken for 1child

He's threatening her by saying he's going to take the kids and have her declared mentally incompetent.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 22, 2020

Until a court order is entered determining when each of the parents has time with the children, the rights of the parents are exactly the same. It is not kidnapping to take your own child, unless a court order determines the other parent should have the child at that time.

In other words,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: How can I evict someone off property I have put a downpayment on

The landowner I am purchasing it from allowed a friend of his to put a mobile home on the property until it was sold. I have put 2000$ down on this property. How can I get this person to legally leave

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 19, 2020

When you have title to the property (after closing) you'll be able to evict someone. The mere fact you're in the process of buying it is not enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: A lawyer suggested I go to the court house to the see if there were a summons for me however, I called instead.

My question is did I do anything illegal by calling to oppose of going to the court house?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 19, 2020

What you did is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: I am looking for information for FLSA. I think I may be getting improperly paid for my hours.

I have been working there since January and I was told I am exempt from FLSA but when I did some research there is nothing saying that hourly employees are exempt.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 17, 2020

As a very general rule, hourly employees are not exempt unless they work in specified industries. You haven't provided enough information for anyone to give you particularly good advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: I have a Landlord tenant question .... I have a landlord who is not cashing my late payments in a timely manor .

I need some legal advice . I have a Landlord who is not cashing late payments on rent in a timely manor . He is also not giving receipts for payments . I have noticed he only does this with late payments . When I pay rent on time my checks are normally cashed within a few days .... He has no office... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 17, 2020

What is your question? This may make balancing your checkbook harder, but it has no other effect on you.

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