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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: my Ex boyfriend recently got a speeding ticket that he has to go to court for. But my address is on the record.

He’s been moved out for a year and refuses to change his address. Is there anything I can do about it???

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis answered on Oct 15, 2019

As long as the ticket is under his name and license number it should not cause you any problems. There is no way to amend the ticket without appearing in court on the court date, but, again, that should not be necessary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Family law. What are my rights to my child. Unmarried

My son's father and I seperated he took my child and he is on disability and needs his equipment but the father is refusing to bring him to me.

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 13, 2019

Is his name on the birth certificate? Did he sign papers at the hospital?

If so, he has the same rights, he just has to go to court to establish them. If you call the police, sometimes they will help u get the child back.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Should I get a lawyer for speeding in school zone?

Im 19 clean driving record and got pulled over in a school zone, 38 in a 20 what should I expect with or without a lawyer. I had a discussion with the officer on the side of the road that there was cars near me and he said that didn't matter. I was unaware I was still in the school zone and the... Read more »

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 11, 2019

Without a lawyer: you plead guilty pay a fine and get a conviction. Or you go to trial don’t know what you are doing and probably lose.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: How long do I let my ex go on not telling me about our child's medical appointments?

My ex and I share joint and legal custody and defined primary decision making in different areas in the case we cannot agree. My ex has taken our child to several appointments for conditions that they deem as medical but has not told me about any of them. I'm finding out about the appointment when... Read more »

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Oct 10, 2019

You must refer to your Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage to see what it states regarding medical appointments. If your ex is supposed to inform you of these appointments prior to the date of the appointment and your ex is not doing so, then you can file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: I filed for divorce but missed the court date and the case was dismissed. How do I proceed with the divorce?

I have not had contact with my spouse and do not know of his whereabouts any longer. I have tried to contact him regarding the divorce but I get nothing back, I don't know what to do anymore.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 10, 2019

You have 30 days from the date a case is dismissed to file a motion asking that the order of dismissal be vacated. If the motion is granted it reinstates the case. As far as your spouse's whereabouts, (1)if you had a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage served on him or her, (2)he/she... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: I was involved in motor vehicle accident against UBER. Currently filing a lawsuit and I have child support obligations?

I was involved in motor vehicle accident against UBER. Currently filing a lawsuit and I have child support obligations?

I was considered disabled since my accident on 12.24.17 and been home since. We will be pursuing a lawsuit of 7 figures! How does this affect my child support once all... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Oct 10, 2019

These are questions to take to the lawyer handling your case. He or she is intimately familiar with details about your circumstances that uniquely enable him or her to give you accurate advice. You've already committed to pay that lawyer a large fee. You should feel free to pose your questions to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Ticket for no insurance?

My sister was driving my car and it didn’t have insurance at the time. She got hit by a car and got a ticket for not having insurance. She has court in a few days and I still haven’t been able to put her under my insurance policy but the car has insurance now. My question is, is having the... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

Give her the proof of insurance that you have now. It will be considered late compliance and make her eligible for Court Supervision.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I got a speeding ticket for 88 in a 70 zone. payment due Oct. 21st. wont have money until Nov. 1st.extension possible?
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 10, 2019

No, unless you appear in court. If you appear in court, the fine will be increased due to mandatory assessments.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: I'm trying to do my own court case, pro se, can I use actual quoted information from this website, if so, how do I ?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 9, 2019

A judge would nit care what an attorney wrote here.

Legal arguments require a lot more than an "I can do it" belief

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: I’m 20 I just got my first ticket for doing a 55 in a 30. I have to go to court. I’m scared and I don’t know what to do

What should I be looking forward too?

Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin answered on Oct 9, 2019

Ask for court supervision. At 25 over it's just a traffic ticket.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: how to handle a vehicle claim with homeowners insurance involved

i was recently re-ended and also a tree of my neighbors fell into my drive and also damaged my vehicle and now i am getting the run around from 3 insurance companies and need advice on how to handle this

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 8, 2019

This is something that an Illinois attorney would be best suited to advise you on, but your question remains open for three weeks. There is not really a step-by-step instruction for this situation, based on the brief facts at hand. It sounds like it could turn out to be a complex case because... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Is it likely the judge would lessen the penalty or points if I appear without a lawyer?

I'm a 17 yr old MO resident and got an IL ticket for 54 in a 35 construction zone from Alexander Co

I have 2 pts in MO for speeding already. I need my license for work and school and can't afford a lawyer or suspension. Should I just pay or is there a chance going before the judge would... Read more »

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Oct 7, 2019

Due to your age and the type of ticket you received, I believe your ticket should have or has been marked as "Court Appearance Required", which means you do not have a choice in the matter, you have to appear in court on the scheduled court date. Hiring an attorney will help you prevent issues with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: If I cant negotiate with the judge, would Chapter 7 , a bankruptcy stall her eviction if negotiation fails? or What woul

She faces a judgement of over $4,000 for failure to pay rent, but she has evidence she paid partial, and she is on SSDI. Her landlord raised the rent from $625 to $650, she has not had any repairs done on her apt as she had requested. Judge said to come with evidence and or a witness to help her... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2019

A bankruptcy would delay her eviction for a while. The judge has no discretion to allow her more time. There is no negotiation with the judge. The only question to be answered is whether or not the rent has been paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Illinois on
Q: Hi How much do you charge for getting me a trademark registered'
Enrico Schaefer
Enrico Schaefer answered on Oct 4, 2019

If you need a trademark availability opinion before you register, that is $800 including the third-party fees. If you need trademark registration, that is $1200 including USPTO fees

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Q: If someone intentionally punches someone and the person gets twelve stitches would that be assault or battery?
James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Oct 4, 2019

That would be a Battery, harmful or offensive physical contact. Most Batteries are Class A Misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of up to 1 year in County Jail. If the Battery causes great bodily harm to the victim , it could be a Class 3 Aggravated Battery which carries a possible prison... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there any barrier to get my greencard? I didn’t get any financial aid or assistance from government?

I came to USA by F1 visa and i didn’t go to my school for some personal reasons, now after one year of that i wanna get Marriage from Citizen person? Will my violation effect on my path to get my papers? I am a civil engineer.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Oct 3, 2019

It could. Probably the biggest issue is the fact that you dropped out of your educational program, depending on how long you actually attended class. It could raise questions of visa fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Illinois on
Q: grandfather was part of the McDonnell Douglas asbestos settlement I believe my sister is receiving and cashing my funds?

Dutch Powers from Grafton, IL was my grandfather, he was part of the asbestos settlement listed above. my sister contacted me about a received check a few years ago and I believe she has been depositing these checks directed to me for her own benefit. I am looking for help to find the truth. she... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on Oct 2, 2019

Go though the settlement case, research it and call them. If u would like for me to do if for u, I would be happy to.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Q: How can my pension payment after divorce be right, it's not what the decree stated?

Pension Payment To Ex-Wife Can't Be Right

When I got divorced (m1980-d2001) the divorce decree under the section PENSION AND RETIREMENT BENEFITS stated:

The wife shall receive 50% of the marital portion of husband's pension/retirement plan and 401k plan that has accrued during the... Read more »

Brian W. Reidy
Brian W. Reidy answered on Oct 1, 2019

Did you have a lawyer at the time of the divorce? That would be a good place to start. Otherwise, you should look for someone close to you that can review your documents and try to sort things out. It is hard to say what is "right" or "wrong" without looking at the relevant documents, which are the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: did i ask for a work to be done or did i just ask a question

obviously if i wanted "dollar store" work i would've came to you personally ..either answer the question or don't..have a nice day gayry..oops Gary

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on Oct 1, 2019

I know you may not realize it, but you're asking for free work to be done.

Asking a lawyer what he or she thinks is asking the lawyer to provide work. Most of our work, before one of us may open our mouths in a courtroom, or in writing on an appeal..... is thinking through the problem at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Q: "educated" excuse for lack of knowledge because punctuation makes you dyslexic to answering a question..you're a joke

dont believe i specifically asked anybody named gary to do anything for me free so gary can go be irrelevant somewhere else..thank you

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 1, 2019

What? Have to pay a lawyer for the work they do? On a criminal case at that? Say its no so!

THAT stated, JUSTIA is noT a dollar store version of lawyering where you get lawyers to provide actual reliable legal advice on the cheap so you don't have to pay an actual lawyer to handle...
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