There is something your daughter can do: She has to take the father to court and ask that he be held in contempt for not abiding by the terms of the parenting time (formerly known as custody) order. I encourage her to hire an attorney to do this for her so it gets done correctly. If the father is...View More
I have invested countless hours researching facts, law, and evidence, and ultimately we filed an 88 page, 11 count complaint in the McLean County IL Circuit Court pro-se, asking for at least $144,000 in damages against three defendants. This was filed on July 3, with the corporation's... View More
Probably. Depending on the wording of your complaint (your attachment won't go through this system) it's possible you'll be limited to a default judgment as to liability and still need a hearing at which you prove your damages and each defendant has an opportunity to try to disprove...View More
After marriage you and your new husband can file a petition for adoption of the child. Do NOT try this on your own -- there are too many opportunities to do it incorrectly and the stakes are too high! Hire an attorney who does adoptions and let him or her make sure all the details are handled...View More
Child support is for the benefit of the child, not the parent who receives it. You absolutely should not deprive your child of the benefit of having extra money for its benefit. Furthermore, the judge is likely to require child support be paid. The amount will vary depending on a comparison of your...View More
He has texted me threats before my child was born on taking the child and sending his lawyers after me i never got calls from anyone but he never showed up kept lying and all of a sudden hes trying to take my child away he moved with his new child and his wife he cheated on what do i do
What you do is go see a lawyer as quickly as you can. Do it Monday, if possible. File a paternity case asking that he be named the father, that the court order him to pay you child support, and that the court establish parenting time (formerly known as custody). Until this process is started, each...View More
My sons father has been banned from talking to me,(by his girlfriend) he only wants to communicate with my parents for our child. My parents rather not be involved. Since they are not my sons parents. what should I do?
If neither you nor your parents want communication to be routed through them, they should refuse. They can just hang up when your son's father calls, and refuse to respond to text messages, emails and the like. I'd encourage them to not respond at all except to his very first contact,...View More
No. Once you've received payment and delivered a deed to the buyer you no longer own it. You can't sell what you don't own. Contact the town, provide them a copy of the deed, let them know when that transaction took place and give them the buyer's name, address, telephone number...View More
Assuming you are legally an adult (18 years old or more) you need to petition the local circuit court for guardianship of your brother. Your best bet is to contact a lawyer who practices family law (try Googling the term "custody lawyer" or "guardianship lawyer" to find one near...View More
If a renter occupies the property for twenty years can they claim the property through squatter rights. Would attending the condo association meetings, and paying fees be enough. Are there any other actions the renter would need to take to get the property?
If you are a renter you are a permissive user. In other words, the owner of the property has given you permission to occupy it. Permissive use NEVER ripens into a situation allowing you to claim adverse possession (what you refer to as squatter rights). The only action you can take to get the...View More
Seller should find an attorney practicing in the field of real estate an make an appointment immediately. She should bring all the paperwork related to this transaction to the appointment. There is a remedy called "specific performance" which may be available to her if the real estate...View More
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... View More
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...View 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.
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...View More
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...View 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,... View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View 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?
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...View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View 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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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