James G. Ahlberg's answer There are a lot of details necessary before your question can be answered. Your best bet is to gather every scrap of paper you have dealing with the situation and make an appointment with a lawyer. Don't forget to bring all the papers and forms the contractor gave you before he started working on the job, particularly if this involves the remodeling or repair of a residence.
James G. Ahlberg's answer You need permission from the court to move your child out-of-state. There are a number of legal hoops to jump through and numerous things the judge needs to consider. Contact an attorney to get this done -- it is not something most people will succeed in doing on their own.
James G. Ahlberg's answer If your husband or his attorney knows where you live, it should not be possible to get a default judgment against you until 30 days after you have been served with a copy of the Summons and the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. If a default judgment is taken against you, you should have 30 days after that during which to have an attorney ask that the default judgment be vacated. This undoes the default judgment altogether.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Your attorney should file a Petition for Adjudication of Civil Contempt. This should result in an order to your ex to prove why she shouldn't be held in contempt of court for not paying support when it was due. A possible consequence of her being found in contempt is that she will receive a jail sentence, typically lasting until she pays a particular portion (or all) of the amount due.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Make an appointment with an attorney in your area. Bring every scrap of paper (really, EVERY scrap of paper) you have dealing with this situation to the first appointment so he or she can get a full picture of the situation. If you have proof your sister is making bad financial decisions, bring it too.
James G. Ahlberg's answer I'm afraid I have bad news. If you signed the lease you may be liable for the rent even if you did not live there. The amount of the rent that's due needs to be addressed in the context of your divorce so your soon to be ex-husband either pays the landlord directly and reimburses you for anything you had to pay -- this assumes your husband continued to live in the residence.
James G. Ahlberg's answer It's hard to give you a solid answer without reviewing the documents you have. I encourage you to have your documents reviewed by a lawyer practicing in the field of employment law (not labor law, which deals with union-management issues, unless you were a union member) to assist you. Employment law covers pretty much everything employee related other than union-management situations.
James G. Ahlberg's answer It's none of his business as long as you're not asking him to contribute to the cost. Talk to your lawyer about this in the context of it being an attempt to invade your privacy. It may be his business that your daughter rides horses; it is none of his business how much you pay for it, how you pay for it, etc., as long as he's not being asked to contribute. Just a thought: consider telling him that if he keeps it up you'll ask him to pay for half.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Go to the Illinois Department of Labor website and download their complaint form for unpaid wages. Complete the form and return it to them. Your tax dollars (and mine) have already paid for their services, so it costs you nothing beyond that. If they don't succeed in getting your wages you'll have to hire a lawyer. Do this ASAP, since you indicate these wages are from "some time ago." There is a limit on how many years back you can pursue a back wages claim. Fill out the form today and file it...
James G. Ahlberg's answer If rent is not paid in full by the deadline of a properly served landlord's 5-day notice, the landlord must file a Complaint in Forcible Entry and Detainer (commonly referred to as an eviction) in the local circuit court, have a Summons and a copy of the Complaint served on the tenant(s), and proceed to hearing in court thereafter. The Summons notifies the tenant of when and where the first court hearing will take place; the Complaint tells the tenant what the landlord claims to be true.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Your question doesn't make sense, at least to me. If he has Alzheimer's (a disease of affecting mental abilities) the odds are very high that he is not mentally competent to sign anything, either with an X or otherwise. His treating doctor needs to make a determination that your husband is of sound mind -- which typically means he doesn't have Alzheimer's. If he is of sound mind in the doctor's opinion, but is physically unable to sign his name as the result of a different medical condition...
James G. Ahlberg's answer Any advice I give you about the legality of this action is meaningless unless you have a lawyer to represent you in court. Hire an attorney immediately! Check to see if your college has a legal aid office that can help. Bring copies of your rent receipts (or payroll records if it was deducted from your pay) to show what you've paid to the first appointment with your lawyer.
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