Father isn’t on the birth certificate and was given many chances to meet his daughter but has only met her once for 5 minutes since she was born he refuses to answer any texts or calls and No DNA test was done. Would we need his consent for the adoption or do we have to take him to court.
answered on May 22, 2023
You either need his written consent or serve him with your Petition for Adoption and give him a chance to appear in court. Don't try this without a lawyer! Adoption has a number of details that need to be handled exactly correctly. Acquiring a child in this manner should not be left to "I... Read more »
My sister claims to be my mother's poa. She takes all of her money out of a joint account between her n my mom and deposit it in her account. Her gas bill is overdue by 1,000 dollars. She takers her to no appointments me and my wife do. My mom thwrclains she doesn't even want her in the... Read more »
answered on May 17, 2023
Anyone acting under a power of attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in the principal's best interest. If your sister simply took your mother's money, then she is arguably in violation of that duty. Since your sister will not likely respond to a written demand (based on her text message)... Read more »
answered on May 10, 2023
Legally, you become an adult on your 18th birthday. It's a double-edged sword, however. On the one hand, you may be free to move out; on the other hand, your parents are no longer obligated to support you (assuming you are not suffering from a significant disability) and they will not be... Read more »
I would travel to Centralia as a tourist for a few days, and I absolutely don’t want to apply for a Green Card after the wedding, since I still want to live in my Country.
Can you tell me what do we need to know and to do in order to make this happen?
answered on May 16, 2023
To marry an Illinois prisoner as an Italian citizen, there are several steps and considerations to keep in mind. Here's an overview of the process:
Research marriage laws: Familiarize yourself with the marriage laws in Illinois, as they may have specific requirements or restrictions... Read more »
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 »
Court is trying summons for paternity. Live in Caribbean. No address here. Kid in US. Send money monthly. Not going back anytime soon. Haven’t returned called to process server yet (sheriff). Truthfully, I moved on with my life. Mother of child was toxic. Was costing me my mental health. So I... Read more »
answered on Feb 23, 2023
I recommend calling the process server and giving him your current whereabouts. If you don’t have a physical address, you should provide sufficient information as to where exactly you can be found in order to be served.
Why? Because if they don’t know where you are, you are going to... Read more »
My brothers name is on birth certificate however never married to his sons mother. She gave him their child a year ago as she didn't have a job, on drugs and nowhere to stay after her mom died. My brother is now moving to Georgia since him and his girlfriend and mother of his other 2 kids(and... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2023
I am not sure what letter you are referring to. If a case was opened, a letter in regards to removal might be appropriate. However, your brother could open a court case or he risks the mom going to court in Illinois and convincing a judge that your brother wrongfully took their son from Illinois.... 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.
His name is not listed on the certificate and no paternity test was ever done.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
The father's rights are essentially the same as the mother's right. To establish your rights you'll need to file a parentage action in the local county courthouse. The court can order a DNA test of you, the child, and the mother. If the DNA test proves you are the biological father,... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2022
You need to file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause. This is a pleading asking that the other party be held in civil contempt of court for not obeying a court order. If the court holds the other party in contempt it can require him or her to comply with the previous order by a certain date, or go to... Read more »
There is a guardian (co-guardians in this case), a will, and a trust. The ward dies, the will has no written instructions for disposition of remains. Who is the 1st person legally responsible for making decisions about the disposition?
The guardian, the guardian who also is executive... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2022
Powers of attorney and guardianships end at death. The only person with any legal authority is the executor of the will, who will have letters of office. That person has to see to it that bills are paid, including the funeral, cremation, etc.
My ex and I lived in the same house but we’re not married and my ex decided to take my son from my home that he did not bring him back to and when I did call Madison County police they said there was nothing they could do because there was nothing in writing and I recited to them the section of... Read more »
answered on Nov 16, 2022
Parental kidnapping is federal law and is under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act. It is defined as hiding the child from a parent for over 14 days. That is usually taking the child across state lines.
Your situation can be resolved by filing a Petition for Allocation of Parental... Read more »
I’m trying to find out if my ex is supposed to be pay half for our childrens cell phones and cell phone bill. He tells me that the child support covers that.
answered on Nov 16, 2022
There is no law that a child has to have a cell phone or a car. If either parent chooses to provide a child with same, that is their choice and their expense. Child support is for basic necessities, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation to and from school and activities. A cell... Read more »
My family is not a good one. I get yelled at everyday for the smallest things. My step mother shoved scissors in my FACE recently and started yelling. Saying how I should not talk back and I should be scared. She threatens to strangle her own baby but gets offended when you think she is actually... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
No minor can legally run away without getting into trouble. If things truly are as bad as you say, you should go to the police station to tell them what is going on and ask to be placed into foster care. There is a place for all children to go, which is the foster care system if being home is... Read more »
What can I do about this situation? I do not trust the mother to make the right decisions.
answered on Sep 7, 2022
First of all, I'm sorry you are dealing with this kind of problem. Not being able to trust your coparent to act in your child's best interests is upsetting, at best.
There is a lot of information we don't know about this situation. I would also encourage you to double-check... Read more »
My parents are seperated and for reasons I shall not discuss I would rather live with my dad. I dont know what needs to be done in order to move to a different state with him and have no idea how to find out due to my mom having an app on my phone that makes it so she can see everything on it. What... Read more »
answered on Aug 25, 2022
You'll have to talk to your father and encourage him to begin court proceedings to change parenting time (formerly known as custody) and for him to petition the court to allow you to leave the state with him. I know of no way for you to begin these proceedings on your own.
Does the affirmative defense to child abduction that " (1) the person had custody of the child pursuant to a court order granting legal custody or visitation rights that existed at the time of the alleged violation" apply if the person has partial custody of the child but detains them for... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2022
Hard to say without knowing more about the case. In any event the primary document of allocation of parental responsibilities may provide an affirmative defense to that criminal allegation.
However, if you ask that question, it seems you need a criminal attorney yesterday.
We live in Illinois. No written agreement for rent or anything like that. She has threatened me and is becoming more hostile and disrespectful by the day.
answered on Jul 25, 2022
If your daughter is 19, she is legally an adult. You can kick her out of your house, but you would do well to consider the result. Does she have a place to go? With whom will she live? How will this affect your relationship with her long into the future? Sometimes a practical answer is better than... Read more »
I had to sign "Solely for the purpose of waiving homestead rights" It states that right on the documents. He was the guarantor. Not me. We are divorced and have been for 22 years. He is now in default on that loan and it is coming up on my credit report. The mortgage company won't... Read more »
answered on Jun 8, 2022
Under Illinois law, married couples can be held jointly responsible for certain debts that arise during a marriage, even if only one spouse signs off on the debt. Solely waiving your homestead rights would likely not affect or limit this legal rule. Assuming you or your family lived in the home... Read more »
answered on May 28, 2022
You need to find out how your aunt and mom took title to the house whether by "joint tenancy" or "tenancy in common". To determine what happens with the house in the event something happens to either one of them. You should also have your mom and aunt put an agreement together... Read more »
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