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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: I live in Naperville, Illinois and want to divorce my wife. What is the total process, do I need to stay in Illinois

When do we start the divorce start date, when were last intimate or when we talked about it last oct 20th

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Nov 23, 2020

Neither of the two criteria you mentioned has any bearing on the divorce "start date". The total process is too lengthy to explain in this forum. Whether you have to stay in IL depends on some facts that you have not provided, e.g., are children involved? Are you willing to return to IL... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: How do I go about filing for a separation and receive spousal support.
Martin A. Delaney III
Martin A. Delaney III answered on Nov 19, 2020

We will be happy to represent you, please 847-705-8000.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: I want a divorce my husband refuses and him and his family have told me if I leave theyll take my kids
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Nov 4, 2020

Well, then you are very fortunate that neither your husband nor his family will be the judge hearing your case. Don't let them bluff or bully you. What you are hearing from them is a very common and stupid threat, which mean nothing.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to inquire about the price of a separation or a divorce at a low cost

Married for approximately 16 years and soon to be 17 years and I just want out of the marriage. How can you help me at this point ?

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 30, 2020

You will have to call some lawyers in your area. They will want this information at a minimum. Is there a marital residence? Children? Pensions, 401k's? Husband's income vs. Wife's income for alimony? Will spouse agree?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: If my wife lied on her petition for divorce, do I have any recourse?

The petition says that we tried to reconcile, but we didn't.

Martin A. Delaney III
Martin A. Delaney III answered on Oct 29, 2020

Please call our office to set up a 30-minute free consultation to meet with Mrs. Andrea Heckman. We will be happy to assist you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: Can I file for divorce in Illinois if I live in Arkansas
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 28, 2020

If your spouse lives in Illinois you should be able to file for divorce in the county in which your spouse lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Health Care Law for Illinois on
Q: What happens to my child support for Iowa but my ex wife is moving to IL. My son is covered by Iowa health insurance.
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 22, 2020

Your child support is determined by the last court order. It doesn't change just because a parent moves from one state to another.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: A lawyer suggested I go to the court house to the see if there were a summons for me however, I called instead.

My question is did I do anything illegal by calling to oppose of going to the court house?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 19, 2020

What you did is not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Wife and I have divorce proceedings going on .. We haven't lived together 3-months .. but we agreed upon exchanging

some personal belongings ... she brought some unfamiliar faces with her - I have never seen them or met them even in our marriage reception I don't see them in pictures .. Her name is still on the lease ... How can I make them give me state issued IDs before they enter the Appartment .. I had... Read more »

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Oct 17, 2020

You have absolutely NO right to see their ID's. She can bring anyone she wishes into the marital apartment, and so can you. Your position is dead wrong.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: Just had my 4th anniversary and getting divorced...

it’s my understanding that she is entitled to half of my pension during the time of marriage. That is a lot of money and will damage my outlook on retirement, as my pension has made big money in four years...

Question is....does a judge have to rule as statutes state, or can he rule... Read more »

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Oct 15, 2020

The judge must uphold the law. You use the term "pension". Pensions don't generally jump in value in four years, but 401K's can. Could you be referring to a 401K, SEP IRA, or IRA? If so, you might hire a mathematician or actuary to determine how much of the four year growth was... Read more »

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Q: My husband moved in with his mother back on say June 1st of 2020. We both haven't retained a lawyer as of yet.

We both own the home. Can I have the locks changed because he comes in as he wants and I don't trust him?

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Oct 15, 2020

Unless and until a judge rules otherwise, both of you have the right to change the locks, and then, if you wish, hire a locksmith to reverse the process,

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: I am looking for assistance in getting a non contested divorce. This is a very simple divorce with no assets to divide.

We have two kids that we plan on splitting 50/50. Please advise how we can do this on a very low budget.

Martin A. Delaney III
Martin A. Delaney III answered on Oct 13, 2020

I suggest that you both discuss every aspect of a settlement and come to a complete agreement. Then, call an attorney to put the agreement in proper form. There will probably be certain things you both did not consider. I would go over them with you if you came to my firm. The way my firm works is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: My wife has file for divorce. A court date has been assigned. I just found out about this. What can I do?

I was not subpoena.

Do I have to be subpoena?

I did not sign anything. I need time to get some money together for a lawyer.

Do I wait for her to subpoena me? Need help with this.

Thank you!

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Oct 11, 2020

If you are not in a position to retain an attorney at this time, go to the courthouse and examine your file. Check and see if the Sheriff or special Process Server claims to have served you with Summons. If you have been served, file an Appearance and send it to your spouse's lawyer. I find it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Can the sheriff serve a summons for divorce to my spouses parents house?

My spouse has been homeless for a while. I really need to get our divorce done. We’ve been separated since 2015. He said I can get them sent to his dads house. Will they serve it to his dad?

Thanks

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 8, 2020

No, not unless your spouse lives there.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Illinois on
Q: I want to divorce my husband but I want to give him full custody of our child. What form do I fill out?
Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 2, 2020

Will county posts this information.

There are forms with children.

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/divorce/divo

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Property taken without consent

The night my wife called cops on me - Cops made her leave as she was trying to hurt herself and blame me ... she took my brother's car saying that she will be back next day to pickup her stuff - now lawyers are involved and I have permission to see my 6-month old baby - Lawyer is saying since... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 1, 2020

You have an attorney, you need to discuss this with your attorney. This is why you hired an attorney. No one here has the information that your attorney has.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: What is the affidavit for a divorce settlement called? Is there a form?

This is for a cooperative divorce proceeding and I am pro se. We have reached a settlement agreement, but I am being asked to submit an affidavit on the settlement.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Sep 18, 2020

There is no such form. Now not. Not ever. Maybe they want a Financial Affidavit from you or they are requiring that you get your signature notarized on the signature page. It might also be some sort of form that your county requires in uncontested cases. There is no such thing as an affidavit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: If I filed for divorce but none of the paperwork was turned in. how long do i have to turn it in?

I filed for divorce in december 2019 but have been too busy to turn the paperwork in, how long do i have to turn the paperwork in to the court i filed with? It was accepted by the circuit clerk the same day I e-filed.

Brian W. Reidy
Brian W. Reidy answered on Sep 18, 2020

There are some things missing from this question. When you filed your case, you should have received a case number from the clerk of court. If you filed in December and have not taken action, you are probably going to have to refile the case.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Will my ex changing attorneys slow down a divorce agreement modification petition?

Illinois. 3 year old divorce agreement, seeking modification due to extreme change in circumstances, (massive income loss due to Covid19). My ex is going to hire a "more aggressive attorney". I currently pay her several hundred dollars a month MORE than what my income is.

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Sep 14, 2020

The court has the discretion to make your new support obligation retroactive to the date that you filed your Petition to Modify. If the court does so, then any time lost because of a new attorney would not be an issue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: Lost my job and hearing isn't for a month, can I reduce support for my ex and daughters by filing letter with the court

I was laid off due to Corona virus and hearing is a month away. Can I submit a letter to the court proving my job loss and reduce support while I wait for hearing? I'm also ordered to cover insurance. How quickly do I need to provide new coverage?

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Aug 30, 2020

The fact that you have a Hearing scheduled indicates that you filed a Petition/Motion to Modify. The Court, in its discretion, can retroactively relieve you of your support obligation dating back to the date that you filed the Petition/Motion.

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