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Q: What is "Letters of Office-Guardian of the Person"/
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

The Letters of Office are official court papers giving the guardian the power to act on behalf of the person in need of guardianship. These are issued for someone under a disability such as mental or physical health or a minor.

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Q: Can a family member sign someone out of a psych hospital if they have poa
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

It depends on the reason for the patient's admission. If it was voluntary, then yes, if you also have a medical power of attorney. If it was because of a court order, then no. It is possible that the patient could leave of his own accord.

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Q: Can i sign illinois voluntary acknowledgement of paternity with the mother?

Mother of daughter signed paperwork at hospital without me there. She says because she does not want public aid to come after me for child support.

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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

Yes. Illinois law provides for the biological father to sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity. This can be done at the hospital when the baby is born or afterwards at the local courthouse. The forms may be available online in your jurisdiction. Contact the local clerk of the court for... Read more »

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Q: How long can an estate remain open in IL? My niece has moved into my mother's home, without paying anything.
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

The first question I have is whether an estate was opened upon the death of your mother. If an estate was opened and no court permission was given for your niece to have possession of the home, then have your lawyer take the niece to court. She could be evicted and forced to pay costs.

If...
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Q: I qualify for an annulment in the state of Illinois and would like to know how to proceed?
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

Are you sure you qualify for an annulment? Were you married here?

If so, contact the circuit clerk's office for information. The necessary forms may be printed online. You will need to file a Petition for Annulment and serve your spouse with the papers or have him/her file a legal...
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Q: Order in place to support daughter while in college. Daughter is 20 and now pregnant. Is order still in effect?
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

Yes, the order is still in effect. The parent paying support could go into court to challenge this order by arguing that the pregnant daughter is now emancipated because of her pregnancy. If the daughter is living with the father of the child, will receive child support from the biological father... Read more »

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Q: Does support end if I marry my sons father
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

Yes. Child support is intended to provide financial aid for the children of separated parents (divorce, parentage or paternity, legal separation).

Marriage will require both parents to provide for the finacial needs of their child. An order of support is not needed but the parties should...
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Q: How long does it take to a divorce be finalized
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Janet Rubel answered on Mar 22, 2012

A judgment for dissolution of marriage may be entered on the same day the prove-up (uncontested or settled cases) hearing. There is no waiting period in Illinois for a divorce to be final.

A contested divorce will require a trial. The judge will hear all the evidence and render his/her...
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