Illinois Questions & Answers

Q: How much do it cost to get a divorce?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

I do not know what county you live in, and this would have some effect on how much your divorce might cost. Offhand, I think it is safe to say that you should be able to get it done for about $2,000, plus court costs.

Getting you name off of the house is easy. You just sign a deed giving your husband sole title. However, getting your name off of the mortgage is not easy al all. You are divorcing your husband; you are not divorcing the lender. This means you will still be responsible for...
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Q: My son father was only ordered to pay child support for less than a year when i found him. Its been 17 yrs but can i sue

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Why was back child support not brought up when current support was set up 17 years ago.
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Q: Would mailing a certified demand letter to avoid court to a person that caused damage to my car retaliate?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

Not sure about your question. You want to contact their insurance. If they don't have any, you can then send them a demand letter with two estimates for the cost of repairs. If they dont' respond and don't have insurance you can notify DMV, and /or go to small claims.
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Q: need probono-Need advice on how to file motion of default, child support & maintenances in Kane County IL

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 24, 2017

Call the Kane County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service and ask for their direction. They may offer pro bono assistance. At the least, they will get you an in-person consultation with a divorce lawyer for a very, very small fee.
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Q: Can I stand outside a Target to ask people to sign a petition?

1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

If they let you.
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Q: What if my employer won't authorize the medical treatment I need?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

This is just another reason why you need an experienced attorney. For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. In the last few years, employers also seek to advance the argument that when you settle a case without an attorney, your already low settlement should be further...
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Q: just got my first speeding ticket (76 in 55 mph) & no court appearance, but also no $ amt on ticket, what do i do?

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 23, 2017

Go to court and see if you can get court supervision.

That keeps the ticket off your record.

It usually costs more than just paying the ticket.
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Q: im a father that pays child support , can the mother legally move my daughter to a different state without my permission

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

To move to another state she will have to petition the court.

You will then get notice and have a chance to be heard.

Unless, existing court orders allow her to do so.
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Q: 19 yr old just received a speeding ticket 25 miles over and fake id was seen and taken by officer, suspension possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Hire attorney who is familiar with the court where tickets are pending.

Chances of getting off don't look good.
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Q: Would I win a small claims for damage expenses to my veichle from other driver that my insurance found me At Fault with.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Certainly if your rates get raised you can bring out this issue again. If you were hurt, contact a member of the Ill Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. If not, you can try small claims.
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Q: Is it appropriate for a casworker to ask personal questions? Like, what are your daily activities?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

You answer such a question at your peril. Something you say can be used to deny benefits. This is just one more reason to hire an attorney. The value that an experienced attorney can add to your claim will far exceed the fee. You need an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney and you can find one here, on JUSTIA. Attorneys on JUSTIA want to help you but cannot solicit your business. You must contact us.
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Q: Suspended license for a 20 yr male

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

An attorney may be able to file a motion to vacate on the second ticket (failure to signal). If the conviction can be removed, the license suspension would be rescinded by the Secretary of State. You son's license would be fully reinstated. In which county did the second offense occur? Did he appear in court or simply pay the ticket? Has he ever received court supervision on a ticket?
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Q: My 20 yr old son has a conviction on his license for 35 mph over. Issued 9/22/15. On 5/22/17 he was issued a ticket

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

Contact an attorney to see if guilty plea on second ticket can be withdrawn.
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Q: If my father passed and had no assets but a small bank account do I need to go to probate?

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

If your father owned no real estate when he died and his estate is small, as you say, you probably do not need to begin probate proceedings. If he had funds in bank accounts (as long as the combined assets of his estate do not exceed a certain threshold [in Illinois, I think it is $100,000 but check with an Illinois attorney on this], you can probably complete the proper affidavit of heirship or small estate affidavit and attach the requisite documents, and you should be able to obtain your...
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Q: Can a father take custody if they are married with another and does not pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

Probably not. Dcfs needs to be called. Court action needs to be taken
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Q: In the state of Illinois, is Child Support a separate case from Custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

It depends. If the child has lived here for more than 6 months and the parent from whom child support should be granted also lives in il, then yes, it can all be done here.
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Q: My Irish setter got out & bit & killed a dog. The woman wants vet bills & pain & suffering. What am I obligated to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

The answer to your question depends on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the amount of the vet bills and the events leading up to the killing of the dog. I would recommend organizing everything that is relevant to this situation, and consulting with an attorney individually to ensure you protect your interests.
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Q: Is what this man says to me at times considered harassment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

No. Just stay away from him if u do not like what he is saying.
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Q: How do you ask a witness to explain their thought, opinion, or view on a persons character?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 21, 2017

It is whatever the judge lets u get away with. Simetimes i ask what is your opinion of her as a motheebor him as a father, the other side will object bevause i am asking the ultimate decision of the court to make. Sometimes the judge will let me, sometikes not.
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Q: We live in springfield Illinois and My wife was told by dcfs that if I get full custody of my son Austin she can't live

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 20, 2017

They should have given a reason.
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