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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Q: Four college students drove on the highway going the same speed. Traffic got backed up, and there was an accident

Do the kids get charged?

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Feb 1, 2014

More facts will be needed before this question can be an swerved.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for Indiana on
Q: How long does it take a malpractice lawsuit take?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Feb 1, 2014

Generally speaking, you are talking years. Indiana has a two part system. The first requires that a case be presented to a Medical Review Panel. That process can take over a year. after that process is completed, then you can file a suit in court. Generally, that can take two years or longer.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can i file a lawsuit for mc donalds if i didnt break anything
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Feb 1, 2014

Yes, as long as you suffered some injury caused bu McDonalds breaching a duty of care to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: If I have been seperated from my husband for five years are we legally divorced by Indiana law

He got somebody else pregnant

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Feb 1, 2014

No.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: How do I legally change back to my maiden name after the devorse if I did not ask for iit at the time of the devorse?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jan 31, 2014

You need to file a new case with a petition to change your name.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I am visiting someone in their home. They fall. Do I have any liability?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Dec 11, 2011

Based on the information provided, no.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Just purchased a home.Keys provided at closing didn't work. Had to hire locksmith to get in.Should seller reimburse me?

I tried contacting seller before calling the locksmith, but calls went unanswered. It turns out the keys provided at closing were for a different property (not mine). Thanks.

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Dec 11, 2011

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: I want to appeal my Real Estate Assesment. Any advise? How to find an atty??
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Dec 11, 2011

Check with your local bar association. Many of them have case type specific referral services.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: If the parents of the girl force her to marry after 18 yrs according to there wish it is an offence or not
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

If they physically threatened her, there would be a crime. if she married under duress, she may be able to have the marriage annulled.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Following a request for a support modification, my ex is filing for custody. How do I find a pro bono lawyer.

When facing homelessness, I asked my ex to take the children in until I found a place to live. He said no. When I was getting beat by my former boyfriend and asked him to take the kids. He said no. When my sisters were going to file for custody because of said beatings, they asked if he would... Read more »

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

You can contact Indiana Legal Aid and/or the local probono office for the area where you live. You can find the local pro bono office at www.in.gov/judiciary

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Indiana on
Q: What is valid marriage?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

A valid marriage is one that has taken place purusant to all of the

legal requirments without fraud, duress or other possibleffe grounds of annulment.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Illinois on
Q: The company that sold me my credit card pritection plan for Bank Of America said they would pay it in full it didnt pay.

I was disabled and they paid the min. for 2 yaers but they was supose to pay it off they called me when the two years was and and informed me that I owed 2500.00 I aks them about the plan and they said that they told me wrong when I took out the plan. And that I had a full protection plan .

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

You did not post a question. However, I will try to help. You may want to complain to the Department of Insurance. I am somewhat concerne that they made parial payments for two years and you did not complaint earlier. An argument can be made by them that if the agreement was to pay off the... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Illinois on
Q: Midland funding is taking us to court

I know that they are not the original debt holder but my wife paid them 100 and then stop I told midland funding to prove thats her debt what are there chances of proving thats her debt and does that payment confirm her debt

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

Certainly an argument can be made that by making the payment she ratified the debt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: How do i file a suit against the majestic star casino

I was attacked at the casino and the security was no where to be found and they have it on tape

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 31, 2011

I am sorry to hear about your experience and hope that you are making a fast recovery. There is no law that requires them to keep the recording. I have handled cases against the Majestic Star Casino and I know that it is imperative that you hire counsel right away to make sure that the recording... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Can a parolee be held past there parole end date if they have a violation in illinois
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

Their parole can be revoked if they have a violation. I do not believe that there is an option to extend beyond the parole date.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I have a no stalking order against my neighbor. My house/property under constant surveillance from 4 audio/video cameras

Cameras are directed through all parts of my property and facing directly at my East & West sides of my house, back door and in my windows. IL statute states that they cannot have me under surveillance but local authorities will not act.

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

You can try a cease and desist letter from an attorney and if that does not work, file a civil suit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: Where can i find an over seas lawyer for free quotes

I THINK I MIGHT HAVE A CASE DEALING WITH FRAUD.FROM NIGERIA

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

You can try the Nigerian Consulate or perform an internet search.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Illinois on
Q: I have my ein# for my llc but what number do i put in for line 7 on reg-1?

Is this the file number given on the llc-5.5 form filed with illinois?

Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

It is the number assigned to your LLC by the Secretary of State.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for Illinois on
Q: How do you ratify bylaws in a board only organized not for profit?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

Best bet is to call a board meeting to ratify and follow the formalities including a written resolution properly executed.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Indiana on
Q: I was adopted in late 60's,how do I open the records?
Burton A. Padove
Burton A. Padove answered on Jul 22, 2011

Indiana has a very comprehensive program concerning the opening of adoptions. Ehow has an excellent How to article

http://www.ehow.com/how_6689642_open-adoption-records-indiana.html

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