Illinois Questions & Answers

Q: My ex husband is threating to take the kids if I get married. What can I do and can he do this without reason

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Ordinarily, this alone would not be grounds for modification of the parenting plan.
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Q: We(employer) had a worker make an awkward movement but not fall. What should we do to protect our interests?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

When in doubt, contact your workers' compensation insurance carrier and follow their advice. They'll have their own form for you to fill out, and if there is any lost time there is a government form they'll direct you to as well. Just a footnote: keep notes of the date, time and the conversation with your insurance carrier. If they complain later that you didn't do things right you can provide them a detailed recital of who you spoke with, what was said, when the conversation took place, and so...
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Q: My registration got suspended for 4 months due to unpaid red light tickets. I reside in Chicago, do my tickets go away?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

Yes you do. I would call the City to see what can be done regarding the payment of your tickets.
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Q: my grandmother was moved into a memory care facility in another state where she died. Which probate laws do we follow?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

GENERALLY speaking, moving to a care facility does not change the 'domicile' of the individual. UNLESS there is an INTENT to PERMANENTLY move, your domicile doesn't change from your 'home' because you are admitted to a hospital, nursing home or other care facility.

Consult with an attorney in the 'home' state (where grandmother lived before passing) and verify that. SOMETIMES you have an 'option' if one location would be more convenient than the other (or avoid ancillary probate in two...
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Q: Im on probation for aggravated battery on a peace officer and have resently got a battery on my brother what can i do

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018

The case will not likely be dismissed at pretrial. You need to set the matter down for trial and hope your brother does not appear or anyone else that was a witness to the fight. This is all assuming you did not give a statement to the police regarding the fight. Since you are on Probation for another matter, it is advisable that you hire an experienced attorney to assist you with the new Domestic Battery matter and the likely Violation of Probation.
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Q: I’m the non custial parent it it my reaponbility to find child care when there no school child does not live with me

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

The child's mother can't "make" it your responsibility unless the court has ordered it or you agree to it. Unless there's a court order to the contrary, if there is no school on a day when the mother has custody it is typically her responsibility to find child care.
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Q: Received a ticket for expired registration plates

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Go to the courthouse and take care of it.
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Q: My MSA defines my child support pmt based on 120 nights/yr. My overnights are now >170. Can I have the MSA changed?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Yes, you could ask to have your child support modified. The child support law now is based upon your income vs. her income. Therefore, even if you have equal or close to equal time, you may still have to pay support based upon any substantial difference in income. Also, I am sure both of your incomes have changed since 2013.
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Q: Can a cop speed down the street just to run my license plates? Can I request evidence from the car cam & body cam?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Yes you can spray down the street to run your plates and yes you can request the body cam
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Q: If I just started a debt management agreement, can I get out of it and just file bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

If you qualify, you can certainly file bankruptcy and reject the debt management agreement.
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Q: Hello my name is eleanor corbins and I need help with parking ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

My answer would be to pay it, not knowing more. Talk to a lawyer in the area where u got the parking ticket.
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Q: If the other parent has permanent custody can I take them out of state on a week visit to their Grandpa's house

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

Questions like this are typically answered in the court order or parenting agreement. What does it say? If it says you can, you can; if it says you can't, you can't. If it doesn't address the question, go back to the lawyer that represented you and ask his or her advice.
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Q: My leasing company is requiring me to pay 4 months rent to end the lease, 60 day and two month penalty. Is this legal?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

The answer to your question depends on facts that are not provided here, such as the precise terminology in your lease/termination agreement, and the location of the rental. That being the case, I recommend organizing your lease and any communications you have in writing from your landlord regarding this matter, and consulting with an attorney individually to explore your options, as your landlord at minimum has a duty to mitigate damages, and may be willing to work out a deal if persuaded by...
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Q: Would statement in a will establish a life estate in Illinois and if not what rights does it establish.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 20, 2018

This is not a conventional life estate.

A conventional life estate would allow Bill to rent out the house or allow others to live in it.
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Q: Received a speeding ticket for 35+mph , my ticket says 2000.0$ as the release method, whats the conseq when attd court

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Get a lawyer. Could be a reckless charge coming.
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Q: What if me and my bf got into a fight and i hit him first and then he hit me. But i made a statement that he hit me and

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

He is likely charged with a Domestic Battery, which is a Class A Misdemeanor in Illinois punishable up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines. His criminal background will determine what type of sentence he receives if he is found guilty. He should have an experience criminal defense attorney by his side when he goes to court. This is not something he should handle on his own.
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Q: I got court supervision and I didn’t have money to pay for the class/ticket, what will happen on my return to court?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

You will have to ask for time to pay and ask to be reinstated to the class.
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Q: I got a speeding ticket and i signed a plea guilty paper and I don't have a court appearance

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Depends on the county/courthouse, etc. The ticket should list your options. Usually, it's between 14-21 days to pay. You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court where the ticket is assigned to confirm as well. Remember, if you pay the ticket will appear as a conviction on your record for most violations. You may be able to request a court date and request supervision to keep your record clean.
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Q: I got a speeding ticket and i signed a plea guilty paper and I don't have a court appearance

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

Depends on the county/courthouse, etc. The ticket should list your options. Usually, it's between 14-21 days to pay. You can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court where the ticket is assigned to confirm as well. Remember, if you pay the ticket will appear as a conviction on your record for most violations. You may be able to request a court date and request supervision to keep your record clean.
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Q: I received a 26 - 34 over ticket in Lake County and I have not been issued a speeding ticket in Illinois before. Help?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Feb 19, 2018

You need to contact a lawyer that practices in Lake County. The county seat is in Waukegan, Illinois.
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