My daughter and the baby's father were never married and are no longer in a relationship. The break up has not been civil. No physical abuse but lots of verbal threats of taking the baby away and refusing to pay child support etc. She is looking to have everything documented through the court... View More
The biological father was the respondent and a copy of the petition was found in his belongings after he died, so I believe he received notice. If the adoption goes through, are the biological father's parental rights terminated, or could it mean something less than that? For example, having... View More
Your question is difficult to answer because the first sentence you wrote is ambiguous. The biological father "being part of the case" could mean he is joining as a petitioner in the attempt to adopt the child, it could mean he is a respondent who has consented to the adoption, or it...View More
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To live with me, the father. She’s been here one week transferred schools and is settling in well, now her mom found out her husband is going to jail and will not be there an she needs a sitter for the other children so she wants to take my daughter back. My daughter wants to go back because she... View More
Under these circumstances, it is unlikely that you would prevail in this case unless you could prove that the mother knew it was happening and chose not to intervene. There are over 15 relevant factors but this is the biggest one in this situation. The law errs on the side of stability. If the...View More
You're unlikely to find someone focusing on that precise area of practice. A lawyer who practices in the area of dissolution of marriage cases or general legal malpractice is your best bet. The former will be more familiar with whether malpractice occurred; the latter will be more familiar...View More
He’s filing for visitation rights. I have not denied him to see our son , I’ve tried to get him to come get him & he would tell me no. The only reason why I know there is a progress call is because I reached out to him about our son and that’s when he told me the court date. He told me on... View More
My ex wife who had 2 children by my biological father and I left Illinois with a known address but wasn't notified and now the child in question ❓ is 45 with grandchildren and my ex is still receiving and I went to a court but they said they couldn't stop my social security benefits... View More
Let's try to uncomplicate these issues a little bit. Your ex wife had 2 kids with your father but was never married to him. He is now dead. Do I have this accurate so far? One of those children is 45 with grandchildren. Your ex is receiving what and why?
I'm retired, and handicapped, living in Florida. Her granddaughter found her obituary on line this week. My mother passed away Sept. 8. She passed away in Great Lakes. None of the family was notified. I can't find out where her personal belongings are or even where she died. The police in... View More
I found the obit. Did you call the funeral home at Seguin and Symonds Funeral Home in Highwood? Somebody paid for the funeral. I am guessing that she got married to someone who lived in Great Lakes. The funeral home usually puts people in touch with each other.
He's been a convicted felon on drug charges, multiple times. He's got a rap sheet of more than 30 domestic violence happenings, currently has an open case pending against him for driving with no license, no insurance, wrecked the vehicle trying to escape police WHILE on meth, was charged... View More
The easy answer to your question is "maybe." Whether or not you are obligated to pay alimony - now called "maintenance" - depends on a number of factors, including not only how long you have been married, but who is the primary earner and amount of your respective incomes. And...View More
I just want to know how is she doing medically and I'm not being told anything. I ask the nurses and I'm being told you are not the sister I can say anything to. I'm also worried what is going to happen when she does go back home to my brother's house because he made visiting... View More
If you believe the power of attorney (POA) is being abused or your mother’s best interests are not being served, you have the right to contest it. You would typically need to file a petition with the court to review the actions of the POA and evaluate your mother's current competence. The...View More
fighting DCFS. judge took disposition under advisement as we provided exhibits to back our testimony that caseworker had lied about having an empty file for respondent parents. Evidence given were emails from the case worker suggesting where to go for assessments, certificates of completion, drug... View More
Yes. Sometimes a judge wants to make a written finding and send it to everyone in writing, sometimes they want to enable saving face for a party or a witness. Or sometimes they haven't made their mind up yet and are rethinking witness testimony. There can be a number of reasons for a judge...View More
I am ordered to pay back pay of child support but lost my job in July and my unemployment was denied but recently got it appealed but I was so backed up in my bills for the last few months so I caught up as much as I can. I owe 4,200 in support and only have 2,800. My court date is on October 24th... View More
I don't know what you can do at this point. It sounds like you have been representing yourself, already have been found in contempt and are awaiting sentencing. Under the facts presented here, there should not have been a contempt finding and there would be no sentencing hearing. So I am...View More
So long as the Respondent filed his Answer with the court after being served, the court would be unlikely to approve a default judgment against them unless they took no other action moving forward in this case. While the failure to provide a copy of the Answer to you is something you could (and...View More
Whether or not DCFS takes your kids depends on a number of factors, including the ages of your children, how long they were left alone, and whether or not they were in danger. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.
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