Our child lives primarily with me. My ex is mentally and verbally abusive to our child. Compared to other people its probably not as bad as it sounds but the child has anxiety from it and is becoming withdrawn, angry, depressed (has headaches and stomach aches) after their parenting time with my... Read more »
You should file a Petition to Modify the Parenting Time. It is often difficult to prove mental and verbal abuse but you need to take immediate action to protect your child. The Court can appoint a child representative or GAL. The Court can order that the child see a therapist. Quite often your...Read more »
With two cases dealing with children. One of them kidnapping our son but he on the birth certificate but I didn't give him permission to take him. Having a mile-long record of crimes on his background plus pictures of when I picture of my son after I have to pick him up with scratches and a bite... Read more »
Illinois statutes no longer use the word custody. There is allocation of parental responsibilities for decision making and parenting time. From the facts that you have alleged, the father of your child would in all likelihood not be awarded any decision making as it appears that he has not had good...Read more »
I have been married for 18 years in 2000 Aug. I have two kids ages 14 yrs, 9 yrs. We were married in India and are US citizens now. I have been homemaker for most of time I was married. I tried part time work but gave up due to health issues and to take care of kids. I am not sure how I can afford... Read more »
Even though you may not have money up front for an attorney's fees, if you hire an attorney he or she may be able to collect attorney fees from your husband through court order. You should check with local attorneys who handle divorce cases.
I am currently on OPT and will start my H1B this October 2019. My parents have recently gotten a green card and I am curious If they can sponsor my green card so I can stay in the US to get the procedure completed.
Any help would be highly appreciated and I would like to start the... Read more »
More information is needed, but it may help provided you are eligible to file for adjustment 'before' your H-1b expires or is terminated due to resignation or termination. I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can review all of the concerns...Read more »
Unless you are completely supporting yourself economically and both your parents agree you should be emancipated, it won't happen. How much it costs to will vary depending on the hourly rate charged by attorneys in your community.
My 15 year old daughter no longer wants to go with her bio-father on his parenting time. At what age can my daughter tell a judge this and get little or no time with bio-dad? Her bio-dad wasn’t in her life until she was 10yrs. After her getting to know him and custody battles for 4 yrs under our... Read more »
You should file a Petition to Modify the Parenting Time and include all of your allegations in it. There is no age certain in Illinois that a child can make a decision as to whether or not she wants to see her father, but you can petition the court for an in camera interview with the court. The...Read more »
I live 66 miles from my previous address in Sangamon county. I didn't file a petition with the county clerks because the father and I had a verbal agreement. He and I have been maintaining out parenting agreement and getting along really well for over 12 months now, with my new address. He just... Read more »
If your daughter has been going to school where your are for the past year and the father went along with it, the court may very well find that there was an agreement of the parties to modify the parenting plan.
Why not come up with a new parenting plan that works for both of you....Read more »
My ex wife had left the state tried to get to take our daughters with her. I fought that and won. She still moved out of state alone and got married and then had 3 children. Her father just contacted me and has said that now she has left her new husband and taken 1 of her 3 children with her. The... Read more »
My ex-wife took out an OoP regarding our child. Because of this, parenting time was restricted to supervised visitation. OoP was then vacated, but my parenting time is still restricted. I would like for the allocation of parental responsibilities to be returned to the original Custody Judgment -... Read more »
Current guardian no can longer take care of him - 16yrs old. Can I just transfer guardianship? Notarized letter? Does this have to be handled through court? And if so, where do I start and what paperwork is needed? Trying to do this the easiest way possible
This must be done through the court. Your best bet is to contact a lawyer well-versed in family law and, if everyone agrees this is what needs to be done, meet the lawyer with the aunt and the nephew present and discuss what needs to be done.
I have filed motions to dismiss and reduce but the court is ordering me to do domestic violence counseling,mental health evaluation,clean drug test.I have no prior drug or violent background nor current.My kids mother filed an order of protection against me involving my kids to get our custody... Read more »
I get him every other weekend. And he treats me like he has more lean over me. His new gf wont allow me to see much of him they didnt even want to tell me when his doctors appointment was. I just dont know what to do, theres alot more than that
If you are referring to divorce, Illinois has irreconcilable differences as a grounds.
You do not have to be separated to have irreconcilable differences. However, if the parties have lived separate and apart for 6 months, there is an irrebuttable presumption of irreconcilable differences.
My ex wife is the custodial parent of our two kids, ages 14 and 17. My daughter no long wants to live with her mother. We have joint custody and I pay child support. My daughter wants to leave but I do not know if she can just leave and move in with me or do I have to petition the court. Like I... Read more »
We have 50/50 custody with me as Primary residence. He moved after we were divorce 27 miles further. He wants me to pick her up now at his residence. He picks her up at mine. But I also didn't move further. If we went back to court would I still have to drive the distance?
A temporary order was put into place to change the residence of our minor child. In this case the residential parent has majority of parenting time. Since that change the child attends therapy less (child was in therapy prior to the TO) are happier, child has reduced their anxiety and stress... Read more »
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