Illinois Questions & Answers

Q: How can I take possession of my property after tenant deceased? No one else in the property. Daughter & ex husband took

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Talk to a lawyer, don't try this one yourself. File the appropriate landlord's notice, followed by a forcible entry and detainer suit. Make sure the landlord's notice and suit list "unknown parties in possession" if you're not sure who is in there or what their names are.

Q: I have court this Friday for my case to be reviewed for an increase on my Child Support. The case was done 7yrs ago

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Cheryl Powell's answer
Make sure both of u bring your financial affidavit, income taxes and last Check stub.

Q: So I got a no proof of insurance ticket today, the ticket has a fine of 140. Is that the true?

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
The insurance ticket should require a court appearance. Fines and costs would be assessed by the judge. Bring proof of insurance covering the time of the ticket. If you didn’t have it, bring after-acquired insurance to minimize fines and request court supervision. A conviction would cause a mandatory 3 month license suspension. Contact a local attorney to discuss options.

Q: Can I have my chapter 13 dismissal because of a missed tax form reinstated

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
"missed tax form reinstated"

What do you mean.

Q: I am building an ecommerce website similar to Amazon, allowing third-party sellers, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Internet Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
If you have created a successful business, you're going to get silly/aggressive/unfounded accusers, just be ready and have a good lawyer on retainer to deal with such issues as they arise.

As for embedding YouTube videos onto your own website (for profit), this is a common question. Much of it depends on HOW you're doing so. That's because trademark rights might be affected (i.e. tarnishment, false association, etc.). Then there's copyright, which also doesn't have a clear answer...

Q: I have a valid greencard. but I haven't stayed in USA for more than 5 years. Is there a way to enter usa again using it?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
You have abandoned your residence in the US. It is highly unlikely that you would be allowed back in again.

Q: How can I get the SS to stop payment for child support being taken out. the child is over 18 years old

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
Somebody sent an order to Social Security to start taking it out.

They have to notify them to stop.

The paper you have may or may not be enough.

You may need a court order to stop it.

Q: Looking for a divorce attorney I thought I was divorced and come to find out its been brought back to court

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Marilyn Johnson's answer
You need to check your divorce file at the Clerk of Court's office to find out exactly what is pending in your case. You have a short marriage so if there is any maintenance owed by either you or your spouse it should probably be for a short period of time unless you are referring to child support. Your poor health is a factor that the court will consider among many others.

Q: Can I go get my son?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
James G. Ahlberg's answer
You best bet is to file a paternity action to get an order declaring you to be the boy's father. Once you have that you're on much more solid footing when you go to claim your son. In this situation it's cheaper and easier to get things straightened up at the outset rather than trying to fix up a mess afterward.

Q: She hasn't, lived with me for over a yr now can i claim she abandoned me and she cant get house are car I just bought

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer
Any rights she has to the car and the house are NOT negated by the fact that you are not living together. She has a valid claim to her equitable share of anything acquired during the marriage (as long as it is not by gift or inheritance).

"Abandonment" is a term the is vastly misunderstood by the public.

Q: I have a warrant in Rock island, il. I want to clear up the matter but I do not want to go to jail

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
James G. Dimeas' answer
The warrant has to be executed, meaning you have to turn yourself in and be processed, and then be taken before a Judge. This means that you will be in custody for a short time while you are processed, assuming that you will be released after you appear in Court. You can always turn yourself in and post the bond for the warrant and be given a court date.

Q: I want to file a patent with Bridgestone in Belgium to offset dimple the existing cushion sidewall gum 6302444357

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Sean Erin Serraguard's answer
There are a number of ways to file a patent in Belgium as well as other countries. The first step is going to be determining if you're only interested in Belgium or if you'd like to file in other countries as well. From there, you will have to decide if you'd like to draft your own application or if you'd like to hire an attorney to draft for you and navigate the process. I'd recommend contacting a licensed patent attorney with experience in foreign prosecution for a free consultation and not...

Q: Would small claims court in my county or arbitration be a winning solution for me?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Car Accidents for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 12, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
It could depend on the amount of damages at hand and the respective limits of each. Many attorneys provide free initial consultations in accident-related claims. A quick consult might help in the decision of which route to pursue.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Hi I wanted to buy a vacant land on the corner of a residential block (residential lot). Can I rent it for parking space

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you are in a city, the city's zoning laws control land use.

You need to go see the Zoning Office and find out what you can do with that lot.

Sometimes you can apply for variances but that is another matter.

Q: I'm a beneficiary in a will that has been in Probate for almost 3 years now I live in Iowa but the case is in Illinois.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 11, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
When someone opens an estate, they have deadlines.

Within 60 days they have to file an inventory.

Within 14 months they have to file an accounting.

If you did not receive these, you should contact the court to find out what is going on.

Even though you are a beneficiary, if there are not enough assets after payment of bills, there might not be anything left to distribute.

Q: 2 tickets in a month in different counties. Help

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 10, 2019
Brandon K. Davis' answer
Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within a 12 month period. The judge has discretion. While it is not guaranteed, an attorney can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Q: Divorce/Child Support !read the more information!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
He needs to take a look at his divorce judgment to see how much and how he is to pay the child support.

If he was to pay it through the court and isn't doing it, he may be building up an arrearage.

Child support and visitation are treated as two separate issues.

Q: My father died without a will. His wife is selling their home. Are his children entitled to any profit from the sale?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Drew Ball's answer
Illinois statutes contain “Intestacy Laws” that determine who receives a deceased person’s assets in the absence of a valid will. These laws apply only to probate property; as a review, probate property must be distributed by the court and include assets which are owned solely by the deceased individual and which has no designated beneficiary.

In Illinois, the relevant intestate laws applicable to your father and you seems to be as follows:

-Deceased person is survived...

Q: Where are the pro bono lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 9, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
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Q: Can we obtain a modified order based on birth of new children?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 8, 2019
Ray Choudhry's answer
As long as the court order says he is the father and is not changed, he has to pay child support for her.

Use this Illinois child support estimator to see how much the child support could be:

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