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Q: How can I force my guardian to let me see someone without going to court?

What the best way for me to negotiate with my guardian about someone that I want in my life? My guardian said that she is bad for me and caused me emotional harm. She has a learning disability with some mental health issues. I want contact with her and she wants contact with me. My guardian said... Read more »

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Q: How can I force my guardian to let me have contact with someone?

They say she caused me emotional harm. In her defense though she has a learning disability with some mental health issues. What’s the best way for me to go about this? I know she wants contact with me and I want contact with her. Guardian just said we couldn’t talk anymore we don’t want to go... Read more »

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Q: How can I force my guardians to let me have contact with someone?

The person has a learning disability with some mental health issues. I want contact with her she wants contact with me. My guardian said she wasn’t good for me and caused me emotional harm. We don’t want to go to court. I want a visitation order that gives her the ability to be able to see me... Read more »

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Q: How can I force my guardian to let me see someone that they don’t really care for? Despite my wishes?

They say that she isn’t good for me. She has a learning disability with some mental health issues. She doesn’t want to get involved in anything legally. What is the best recommendation you have in order for me to negotiate with my guardians I don’t want to go to court she said she doesn’t... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Need lawyer . No income but I can pay . My ex Terminated maintenance . can fight back for it i didnt go court I though

I thought Meant modified not terminated . Need live on I have severe health problems I was a stay at home mom I can’t collect disability . bring ex back court will pay owes me over 18000 My last lawyer never put in .for support he’s not working he’s 61 losses job . What can do . Sever... Read more »

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Q: Can a judge rule that a parent can only take their children to one church and no other church?

My girlfriend divorced her ex-husband and their settlement agrees to raise the children catholic. She only agreed to this due to being under duress of pleasing the family, as well as only wanting the children to attend CCD when with her, as this is raising them catholic, but not attend mass as she... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: Can a Juvenile Abuse adjuratory hearing still proceed after an expedited appeal for expungement was granted?

Alledged was told by intact workers when wanting to stop intact services during a dcfs investigation the state's attorney would be contacted to get the services court ordered. Parents were led to believe that would be why going to court. When the indicated letter came in mail an expedited... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Does the father of my child have legal parental rights over the baby, if he is still married legally to someone else?

his name is in the birth certificate

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on May 5, 2022

Yes.

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Q: Can I do anything about custodial parent moving a stranger into the house w/ our 2 kids? (Man she hasn’t seen in 20yrs)

She claims he has no one in his life & he’s starting his life from absolute zero. I’m concerned bc he could be a drug addict, a sex offender, etc. No family? No other friends all these years? She knows only what he has told her since he’s lived out of state for over 15 years.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Contracts and Estate Planning for Illinois on
Q: How did my adult son, who I have financial guardianship, with no job and no savings take out a $43000 car loan withoutme
Stephanie Sexauer
Stephanie Sexauer answered on Apr 26, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about this; fortunately and unfortunately, it sounds like your son is high functioning to the point he wants to drive his own car but doesn't have the capacity to understand what a car loan entails. In adult guardianships in Illinois, this is somewhat common.... Read more »

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Q: I have co-signed on my daughters student loans during the course of my marriage.

I have co-signed on my daughters student loans during the course of my marriage. I am now getting divorced. Is that considered marital debt?

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Q: What are the repercussions for violating mediation? This has happen at least twice in the past and now again.

Our new mediation was sign April 11th (the old June 2015) and he is refusing my weekend of the 22nd but has done this and got a ticket twice before. How far do the charges go?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: My child's grandmother got temporary custody of my kid cuz of dllrugs I'm clean now and in program wanted to get herbak

I'm clean working and in a program and wanted visitation to get set up is that possible

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Environmental and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Police pulled over a minor with no learners permit in an uninsured car. Should they have contacted her legal parent?

Teenager was skipping school. Pulled over by a neighboring town. Driving without a learning permit, in an uninsured car, With an unknown person. Should the police have notified and released the minor to the legal parents. Informing a legal parent as to whereabouts and doings of said minor during... Read more »

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Q: Can a War under guardianship get their own personal representation aside from the guardianship representation?

Basically what I am asking how can I go about getting legal representation for me the disabled ward

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Apr 18, 2022

Are you contesting the guardianship? In what type of a case are you seeking representation? What orders have been entered so far?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Can I sponsor my husband whom is an immigrant, on section 8? I am working and may meet the income eligibility level

I will be getting married October of 2022. I'm on section 8 but I also work. I understand there's a minimum level of eligibility of income to sponsor an immigrant spouse. I may be eligible. I understand I have to petition. Will I be able to sponsor my spouse without loosing my Section 8... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Apr 5, 2022

Means tested benefits can disqualify applicants for immigration. Section 8 Vouchers are an issue. You must earn enough at 125% of the Health and Human Services poverty levels to petition your husband. If you, as the petitioner, accept vouchers, then this can be a challenge upon discovery.... Read more »

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Q: Can mother with sole custody residing in separate state from the father,180 miles away, move to a state further away?

Mother in IL, Father in WI, move to AZ. The child is 7 and sees his father every other weekend. The father has never lived near the child and is several years delinquent in child support.

Raiford Dalton Palmer
Raiford Dalton Palmer answered on Apr 14, 2022

This depends largely on the terms of your divorce or parentage judgment. The parenting judgment should state who has parental responsibilities (custody) and how parenting time (visitation) is handled. It should also contain terms about relocation - moving the child over 25 miles from their location... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Family Law and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: I live in central llinois, are there any laws regarding desecration/disrespect to a deceased ones ashes by other person

I was involved in a domestic violence dispute. My child's father had broke open the container of my(at the time) recently deceased dad's ashes, who had been dead less than 2 weeks, only having his ashes not even 48 hours.

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Mar 22, 2022

Your rights are stated in 755 ILCS 65/1, et seq. Please read to gain a better understanding of your rights.

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