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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: Hello. Can I sue fed ex for wrongful termination for firing me for something I didn't do?

I was accused of not getting a signature for a package which I did. They were able to talk to the business and verify that I did infact get the signature yet they are still keeping the investigation open and won't allow my to work. I've been there for about 3 years and have been in this... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: I need to know if my situation is enough to call cps on my father, and I need to know if I can go through with my plan.

Im in a situation were I feel very unsafe in ym dad´s current home. Ever since he picked me up from my mom´s house my grades have been failing, I was admitted into a psych ward, I started substance abuse and my depression has skyrocketed since 2020. My dad did not have legal permission to keep me... View More

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Apr 18, 2024

I don't believe so. This is a custody case, not a juvenile abuse and neglect case. You are saying what your behavior was, but using drugs is on you, your dad did not force you to use them. Your dad doesn't do your homework or take your tests, it sounds like he kidnapped you and mom... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to gain guardianship of my grandchildren from dcfs they told me I couldn't get them but wouldn't tell me why

I watch them everyday while foster mom is at work and school so I don't understand if I can watch them all day why can't I get them out of custody makes no sense

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Apr 18, 2024

Nobody here can give you the answer because we don't know why.

Whenever I have a client with these issues they have to hire me to determine why. That's all I can tell them. Dcfs usually does tell me why but they rarely change their minds.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: How can I find the disability lawyer that I had a few years ago but I forgot there name
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answered on Apr 17, 2024

Here are some steps you can take to try to find the disability lawyer you worked with a few years ago:

1. Check your records: Look through old emails, letters, contracts, or receipts related to your disability case. The lawyer's name and contact information may be listed on these...
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0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was w

I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was working with someone who lives in WPB Florida to get an apartment, I LOANED and drew up a contract for $5,100 he asked for an additional $200 now he Blocked all communication... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was w

I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was working with someone who lives in WPB Florida to get an apartment, I LOANED and drew up a contract for $5,100 he asked for an additional $200 now he Blocked all communication... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Q: I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was

I'm disabled my apartment burned down in Atlanta I was relocating to West Palm Beach Florida to start a new life I was working with someone who lives in WPB Florida to get an apartment, I LOANED and drew up a contract for $5,100 he asked for an additional $200 now he Blocked all communication... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Health Care Law and Social Security for Illinois on
Q: I am an undocumented immigrant i overstayed my H1B visa, I am a covid long hauler and my SS disability approved

approved year 2020, according to SSA they will begin to pay my benefits if my alien status changes or if i leave the US. i need a legal advice on these. thank you

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

For your situation, it is crucial that you consult with a qualified immigration attorney who can assess the specifics of your case and provide personalized recommendations.

That said, here is some general information that may be helpful:

1. Overstaying your H1B visa can have serious...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Communications Law for Illinois on
Q: Where would I begin with seeking help from law enforcement abuse who are intruding on my mental privacy?

Its been almost 4 years and I am hearing the same voices who claim to be law enforcement, harassing me everyday to take certain actions that I am not obligated to follow. They are using what may be a combination of AI technology, biometrics, assistive computing and a few others to gain access to my... View More

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

I understand that you are going through a very distressing situation. What you're describing sounds like a serious violation of your privacy and mental well-being. Here are a few suggestions on steps you could consider taking:

1. Document everything: Keep a detailed journal of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: How to foreclose or evict someone that’s breached contract for deed terms

Failed to fix heat pump, roof is missing a shingle after storm, has tires stacked in yard, window unit has ruined wood siding, built a pallet fence connected to porch, removed spindles from railing to put a board as a ramp for animals without permission, and who knows what inside the house will not... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I apologize that you're dealing with a difficult situation with your contract for deed purchaser. However, I want to be very careful about providing advice, as the legal process for addressing breaches and pursuing eviction or foreclosure can be complex and varies by jurisdiction. The best... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Will Engagement to a U.S. Citizen Affect My F1 Visa Renewal?

I initially came to the U.S. on a J1 visa, which included a two-year home residency requirement. After spending a year in the U.S. as a researcher, I got an offer to do a PhD, returned to my home country, and then re-entered the U.S. on an F1 visa to start a PhD. My F1 visa was issued for two... View More

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

Your engagement to a U.S. citizen may raise some questions during your F1 visa renewal process, but it should not automatically disqualify you from obtaining a renewed visa. However, you will need to demonstrate your intent to return to your home country after completing your studies.

Here...
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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law, Juvenile Law and Trademark for Illinois on
Q: I need representation if I’m getting misrepresented with fraud and construction

Fiduciary breach of law and trust and bribery

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I understand that you are seeking legal representation for a case involving allegations of fraud and construction-related issues, as well as potential fiduciary breach of trust and bribery. Given the seriousness of these matters, it is crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who specializes in... View More

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Illinois, how can a parent protect themselves and their assets from liability of out-of-control teen w/ substance abuse

Teen with substance abuse disorder. In and out of rehab. IF caught using, selling, distribution, party or by association, surrounding substances, How can a parent NOT be held liable for the teen actions if they tried everything else? If parents had no knowledge of such activity and if they did have... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: In the state of Illinois, is it legal for a parent to destroy their child's stuff if they did not buy it?

I am a minor. My father came through and destroyed a bunch of stuff that he nor my mother bought. He was not drunk or under the influence, just angry.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: If I was at a mental hospital during my hearing date for an order of protection would that help to get it dropped?

Me and my parents are separating ourselves, permanently. They were supporting me, and we're going through process of cutting our financial ties. Once that was mostly finished the family lawyer I was talking to dropped an order of protection on me. I sent them a bunch of angry messages, while... View More

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell
answered on Apr 10, 2024

MAYBE. It depends how long ago this happened, were you served with the papers before or during hospital, will your Dr state that you were in such a mental state from mental illness or meds as to not be responsible for not showing up, etc.

Get all your papers together and go see a good...
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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Received a ticket with court date and time on bottom but officer did not mark appearance required or not. Do I go?

Ticket is for expired plate sticker (11 months). Officer wrote court date and time but did not mark the boxes..whether it is required or not. Am I supposed to show up on that date, even if I send a payment for the ticket?

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answered on Apr 10, 2024

You should not have to appear in court if the box for "court appearance required" is not checked (even if there is a court date listed on the ticket). You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court to confirm. Regardless, it is likely that the ticket will be dismissed if you appear in... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: I desperately need some help. I need an experienced criminal attorney that is willing to fight for me!

I have a narrative summary for my case due to the nature and people involved in my case. I chose not to mention my case on the internet. So if you can seriously help please let me know

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: I was let go from my company end of November with severance pkg. They haven’t paid bonus, am I eligible? Others got it.

Am aware I did the max sales, others got bonus but not me. None did achieve the exact sales target but only I was not paid. Please help me if am eligible & can claim?

Cynthia Pietrucha
Cynthia Pietrucha
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Sorry to hear about your recent job loss. Whether you are entitled to your bonus depends on (1) the company's bonus policy and (2) the terms and conditions of your severance package.

Most separation packages address whether you are entitled to the bonus by either (1) explicitly...
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