answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, a subpoena can be issued for your spouse's credit report during divorce proceedings. However, you will need to have a valid legal reason for requesting the credit report, such as proving financial misconduct or to determine the financial status of your spouse. You should consult with your... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
This is a question best addressed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for the county in question, since the answer may vary depending on the county in which the divorce was filed. Do a Google search for "circuit court clerk for (insert county name) county, Illinois" to find the appropriate... Read more »
Decree states “Any unreimbursed medical, dental, optometric, orthodontic, pharmaceutical, counseling, office visits, co-pays, and deductibles for dependent care coverage for the parties' minor child not covered by said policy of insurance or
health insurance benefits, shall be paid... Read more »
answered on Feb 6, 2023
Probably not. Each of the things listed in the quoted portion of the decree deals with medical care and health care. Daycare is generally not considered to be medical care or health care related. If the cost of daycare was going to be addressed in the decree, it would be in a different paragraph or... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2023
A family law attorney that handles divorces. You may also wish to consult with an immigration attorney to determine the impact this divorce might have on your status, for example, if you are a conditional rather than permanent resident.
How do I submit or produce videos at my court trial?
I have a small claims trial coming up and I would like to know how or what are the rules of evidence to get videos I would like to show the judge in my case.
I have put them in for discovery so the other party does have a copy.... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2022
No attorney will guide you online how to practice law without an ability to supervise and monitor your actions as that would amount to malpractice.
Either seek guidance from requisite legal sources how to admit evidence in court or seek counsel.
In my parents divorce decree they entered me into obligation to pay 1/3 of my college. The other third being paid by my dad and the other my mother. Is this obligation legally binding if I never signed anything agreeing to this obligation and that they agreed to it on my behalf even though I was... Read more »
answered on Apr 19, 2023
It doesn't mean that you must pay one-third. It only requires your parents to pay one-third each. Their respective obligations are capped at one-third each. The court had no jurisdiction over you and could not order you to do anything.
In order to be proactive, I have contacted my payroll department at my place of employment to determine what I need to terminate the maintenance. I have been employed there the entire time I have paid the maintenance. They have told me they need a "release" form or some sort of document... Read more »
answered on Oct 2, 2022
You need an Order for Withholding that specifies an end date. Talk to your divorce lawyer. It is not difficult to get one.
answered on Sep 11, 2022
It seems to me that your only hope, is if, the investments were made prior to your marriage and remained your separate property; otherwise, be prepared to share.
answered on Jul 19, 2022
You would merely file for divorce and serve your wife via publication in a newspaper that is approved by the county in which you file. You will likely need an attorney.
I have filed for divorce and mailed the summons, as directed, to the sheriff of the county the individual being summoned is in. The sheriff however did not properly serve the individual, has no record of serving, and upon my calling to check on the situation, I was met with dead answers and I dont... Read more »
answered on Dec 31, 2021
Did you include the Petition for Dissolution with the Summons? Did you pay the Sheriff's fee and mileage cost, if any, in advance? Depending on what county you want the service to be made in, you could go online to see if there are any special process servers in that area. If so, hire one.... Read more »
We are very close to settlement. Prior to last court appearance, I submitted all discovery responses and made the appropriate filings. Opposing counsel missed the deadline and asked for more time. Judge gave her til 12/20. She submitted discovery responses on 12/20 but was missing interrogatories... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2021
I don't think "defensive" is the correct word. It's more like you may be expecting too much rigidity from the legal system. Discovery deadlines are not like a railroad that runs perfectly on time. Non-lawyers are often too technical and expect 100% timely compliance. In reality,... Read more »
I know she will have to buy me out. She tried to refinance but couldn't. What happens if she can't refinance and won't agree to sell the house?
answered on Dec 29, 2021
If you can agree to a future buy-out price, you could give her 36-48 months to refi. By that time, she might be in a position to get the financing. If she cannot, then she would have to sell. You'll still be on her mortgage, but you will remain a co-owner and be able to share in any upswing in... Read more »
My husband and I are married and not legally separated. I have proof of his affair and I am interested in suing the affair partner for emotional distress.
answered on Dec 7, 2021
No, not any longer. The lawsuit you are referring to is Alienation of Affection, and it was repealed in IL.
So, my current husband is abusive emotionally and just now physically. I own a llc, just started it. My question is: if I get a divorce, is there anyway I can protect my business from him getting anything from it? He goes from job to job a lot. Thank you
*EDIT* so all the funds that went... Read more »
answered on Dec 3, 2021
Your question is almost impossible to answer without knowing more facts. For example, how much marital money went into funding the business? Does the business have a value? Is the business totally reliant upon you? In other words, if you stopped working at it, would the business collapse? There are... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2021
No. Even if you could it would not terminate your obligation to pay support.
That still continues, correct, once they turn 18 and as long as they are still covered under a parent's health insurance?
answered on Nov 6, 2021
Without knowing what your Judgment says, in the world of divorce law (as opposed to insurance coverage benefits), responsibility to pay for children's health costs typically ends at age 18, unless the child is a full time college or vocational school student.
husband is being sued about the home and other things by the estate. Am I liable? I’m not included in the lawsuit but now that I’m getting divorced I’m worried I may be responsible if he loses.
answered on Oct 29, 2021
Your question cannot be answered authoritatively until all of your facts can be learned. However, based upon the facts you have provided, I think it is safe to say that you have no personal exposure. Your husband will be spending marital funds to defend the case brought by the estate, and this is... Read more »
Yes I meet with him. He did indicate he would be willing to allow her to stay in the house until Ava graduates. He would pay the mortgage ( including taxes and insurance) shoe would pay utilities and child support reserved. He would exercise his parenting time at the house. Can talk Thursday... Read more »
answered on Oct 13, 2021
"Child support reserved" used in this way means that the question of child support will be decided at a later date, with neither party losing any rights because the decision was delayed.
answered on Oct 1, 2021
Are you and your wife both on title to the house? If so, your father could get repaid if the money he gave toward the house was a loan. Are you making regular payments to him to pay off this loan? Very important. Consult in person with a divorce lawyer.
My spouse retained an attorney and filed a petition for dissolution of marriage (Illinois). I have not retained an attorney due to financial constraints, but I negotiated with my spouse directly. My spouse had her attorney revise the proposal based on our negotiations and had it sent to me again... Read more »
answered on Sep 21, 2021
It is not possible to determine what holds up the signing by the other party which was agreed to be signed by both. Possibly you need to discuss legal methods to facilitate that signing or case completion with a counsel of your choice even remotely.
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