Illinois Questions & Answers

Q: Do you have to pay child support once the kid turns 18? There was never a child support order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Noelle C. Cislo's answer
The Illinois statute provides that a child is entitled to support until they either turn 18 years old or graduate from high school, which ever occur later, but in no event, beyond their 19th birthday. However, there are different statutes surrounding the requirement to pay support if a child is disabled. I would suggest contacting an attorney directly for any additional information.
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Q: Hello, received a ticket in Dupage county. First ever. Have a question on court supervision. Will this impact insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
Court Supervision is not a conviction and insurance companies cannot not see Court Supervisions.
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Q: I am non custodial parent and my daughter is 15 and wants to spend more time with me hwr mother is controlling says no

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
If you're getting all the parenting time your court order allows your only option is to seek a change in the court order.

If you're not getting all the parenting time your court order allows your only practical option is to enforce the court order by asking the court to hold the child's mother in indirect civil contempt of court.
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Q: Mother of my daughter plans to leave the state. I don't want my daughter to leave. I pay child support, if that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You have two options.

1. Hire a lawyer and go to court to establish paternity, support and parenting time. Doing so means she must either get your permission to move the child out of state or she must get a court order allowing her to do so.

2. Do nothing and let her go.

That's it. Two options.
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Q: Can I switch J1 to J2 after J1 waiver is approved?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
It depends. Is your wife subject to the two-year home residency requirement?
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Q: Is an improperly displayed license plate warning a violation of court supervision for a moving violation in Illinois?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2018
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Q: What is the Illinois statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I believe it's two years. You should contact a member of the Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn who handles death cases in the county where the deceased lived. They give free consultations.
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Q: Father passed away and his will and beneficiary information were not in line with his wishes

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The will and the life insurance are two separate matters.

No financial planner can tell a client who to list as beneficiaries on life insurance policies.
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Q: I've been renting a duplex for 3 years. I asked about return deposit and landlord gave me a laundry list of repairs

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
Assuming the duplex was in Chicago and is subject to the RLTO, you may have a few different options. That said, it is an extremely technical analysis, and I highly recommend you consult with an attorney individually prior to discussing this matter with your landlord any further.

Many of us offer free consultations, and will at the very least advise as to your options moving forward after reviewing some of the facts that are unique to your situation. As such, organize all information...
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Q: Currently renting to own my home will I be able to keep it if I file for bankruptcy

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 19, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Depends on many factors such as income, Chapter, equity in home, etc. contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can analyze your specific information and determine the answer to your question.
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Q: In Illinois, is a contract (marriage) void or voidable if it violates an injunction/court order?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 19, 2018
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Please be specific. How can a marriage possibly violate a court order?
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Q: Can we request USCIS for start date when converting H1 to H4(apply COS in advance)?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
An H-1B extension of stay petition, an H-4 extension of stay application, and an application for employment authorization?

Yes. You may file your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization together with your Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status and the Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker filed on behalf of your H-1B spouse. For extensions of nonimmigrant status, the Form I-129 for your H-1B spouse can be filed no more than six months before the...
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Q: Is jail time mandatory for a domestic battery offense?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
It depends on the charge. You should hire an attorney right away and discuss this matter with that attorney.
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Q: I just received my 3rd ticket in 12 mos. Am I still eligible for court supervision so I do not get my license suspended

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
You need to hire an attorney to assist you.
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Q: At a restaurant where there was an altercation between a group of friends and security guard giving a parking ticket

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Juan Ooink's answer
Your friend needs to sit down with a Civil Attorney to find out if there is something here and they should do so right away.
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Q: A car rear-ended me at a stoplight and I, in turn, hit the car in front of me. The person in the front-most car got

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Barry Zlotowicz's answer
They theoretically could but doesnt sound like you were "negligent" or at-fault for the accident.

Turn it over to your auto insurance company and don't sweat it.

If you suffered injuries or if you would like to discuss this further, I'm happy to take the time to speak with you about it.

Barry Zlotowicz

Chicago Legal Group
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Q: I purchased 3 plots - 1 paid in full, 2 on contract. I tried to terminate the contracts due to financial difficulty.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
Based on the facts provided, it seems that the seller is giving you the runaround, you have hit an impasse, and it is in your best interest to retain an attorney to assist you with next steps. You may be entitled to remedy, but an attorney will need to review the contracts, as well as all communications with the seller prior to providing you with a comprehensive evaluation of your options moving forward.

That said, I recommend organizing everything you have in your possession related...
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Q: I had a eviction case filed by my previous landlord voluntarily dismissed without prejudice because I wasn't served

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You should not owe for painting or the carpet unless damage occurring during your tenancy exceeded normal wear and tear. It is unlikely, but possible, that the terms of your lease could change this answer.

You owe the last month's rent if you didn't pay it.
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Q: What is the IL state law on a child's last name if parents aren't married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Child support is payable no matter what the child's last name is. Illinois law does not require that a child bear the biological father's last name.
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Q: I filed for bankruptcy March 22 and refinanced a personal loan on March 25 will that loan be included in the bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Yes. Not the best decision or timing but as long as you pay the refi, you should be ok.
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