If the statements were made under oath, the persons making same could be charged with perjury. However, if they make same in dcfs reports or some such thing, they are not under oath and many things are a matter of opinion.
I filed in Illinois. We don't have any children, assets, properties or accounts together. I don't want alimony, I just want a divorce. I didnt retain a lawyer because I was told it would be simple. And she agreed to sign the papers but does not want to turn them in. I was told it is... View More
If you have already filed for divorce and were assigned an initial court date (called the "case management date"), if your spouse is refusing to sign the paperwork, you have the right to go before the court and inform the judge of your situation. If her refusal to sign is because she does...View More
The pc was a gift from one parent to the child. If the other parent takes it away against the child's wishes, the other parent is committing theft from that child. It was not a gift to the other parent. That is how I look at it. Some other lawyers may look at it differently.
In Illinois, the procedure for e-filing your petition for custody and requesting a fee waiver can vary depending on the specific court and its electronic filing system. Some courts may allow you to e-file both your petition and fee waiver request together as part of a single submission, while...View More
In Illinois, submitting an appearance form is a critical step in legal proceedings, especially for matters like child custody. When both parties sign this form, it signals your active participation in the case. The exact process may vary depending on the court and local rules. Generally, you should...View More
In Illinois, a summons is typically not required when both parties are in agreement and are voluntarily submitting a parenting plan for approval by the court. If you and the other parent have mutually agreed upon a 50/50 parenting plan and are seeking court approval for it, you would typically file...View More
In Illinois, there isn't a specific statute of limitations for being served with a petition for plenary guardianship. The process for serving legal documents, including petitions for guardianship, is governed by the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and the rules of civil procedure....View More
After marriage you and your new husband can file a petition for adoption of the child. Do NOT try this on your own -- there are too many opportunities to do it incorrectly and the stakes are too high! Hire an attorney who does adoptions and let him or her make sure all the details are handled...View More
Child support is for the benefit of the child, not the parent who receives it. You absolutely should not deprive your child of the benefit of having extra money for its benefit. Furthermore, the judge is likely to require child support be paid. The amount will vary depending on a comparison of your...View More
He has texted me threats before my child was born on taking the child and sending his lawyers after me i never got calls from anyone but he never showed up kept lying and all of a sudden hes trying to take my child away he moved with his new child and his wife he cheated on what do i do
What you do is go see a lawyer as quickly as you can. Do it Monday, if possible. File a paternity case asking that he be named the father, that the court order him to pay you child support, and that the court establish parenting time (formerly known as custody). Until this process is started, each...View More
My sons father has been banned from talking to me,(by his girlfriend) he only wants to communicate with my parents for our child. My parents rather not be involved. Since they are not my sons parents. what should I do?
If neither you nor your parents want communication to be routed through them, they should refuse. They can just hang up when your son's father calls, and refuse to respond to text messages, emails and the like. I'd encourage them to not respond at all except to his very first contact,...View More
Assuming you are legally an adult (18 years old or more) you need to petition the local circuit court for guardianship of your brother. Your best bet is to contact a lawyer who practices family law (try Googling the term "custody lawyer" or "guardianship lawyer" to find one near...View More
Father isn’t on the birth certificate and was given many chances to meet his daughter but has only met her once for 5 minutes since she was born he refuses to answer any texts or calls and No DNA test was done. Would we need his consent for the adoption or do we have to take him to court.
You either need his written consent or serve him with your Petition for Adoption and give him a chance to appear in court. Don't try this without a lawyer! Adoption has a number of details that need to be handled exactly correctly. Acquiring a child in this manner should not be left to "I...View More
My sister claims to be my mother's poa. She takes all of her money out of a joint account between her n my mom and deposit it in her account. Her gas bill is overdue by 1,000 dollars. She takers her to no appointments me and my wife do. My mom thwrclains she doesn't even want her in the... View More
Anyone acting under a power of attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in the principal's best interest. If your sister simply took your mother's money, then she is arguably in violation of that duty. Since your sister will not likely respond to a written demand (based on her text message)...View More
Legally, you become an adult on your 18th birthday. It's a double-edged sword, however. On the one hand, you may be free to move out; on the other hand, your parents are no longer obligated to support you (assuming you are not suffering from a significant disability) and they will not be...View More
Yes, a subpoena can be issued for your spouse's credit report during divorce proceedings. However, you will need to have a valid legal reason for requesting the credit report, such as proving financial misconduct or to determine the financial status of your spouse. You should consult with your...View More
Court is trying summons for paternity. Live in Caribbean. No address here. Kid in US. Send money monthly. Not going back anytime soon. Haven’t returned called to process server yet (sheriff). Truthfully, I moved on with my life. Mother of child was toxic. Was costing me my mental health. So I... View More
I recommend calling the process server and giving him your current whereabouts. If you don’t have a physical address, you should provide sufficient information as to where exactly you can be found in order to be served.
Why? Because if they don’t know where you are, you are going to...View More
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