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Terese J. Singer

Terese Singer’s Answers

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  • I got divorce summons from Reno County but I already have a divorce judgement from court in IL. Do I need to respond?

    I am already divorced and the judgement is in place and was done through publication as my spouse was hiding. Now he has filed in his jurisdiction in Reno County. I am not a resident of state of KS. He is asking me spousal support where as I have ...

    Terese’s Answer

    You should definitely respond and provide the Reno County court with a copy of your judgment. Based on what you're saying the judgment in Illinois is perfectly valid but if you don't respond at all, Reno County could enter orders that would have negative consequences for you.

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  • Can a Property Settlement Agreement from 2008 that included a cash payout based on property value at the time be modified?

    I entered into a Property Settlement Agreement in June of 2008, in which I retained the Marital Residence and agreed to pay my ex-spouse for her interest in the property as it was valued at the time. The Divorce was finalized in Oct 2008 and soon...

    Terese’s Answer

    In most states, the answer is no. Property is valued at the date of divorce and whatever happens after that is not grounds to change what the agreement was when the divorce was finalized.

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  • My friends are being falsely accused of supplying alcohol to minors in their own home.

    Their teenage daughter invited a few friends over. The mother put all the alcohol in their bedroom away from the kids to make sure they can not get a hold of it with out her knowing. The teenagers were out in the garage, the garage is not attache...

    Terese’s Answer

    This is a serious enough matter that they should contact a criminal defense attorney in your community.

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  • It had been 4 months after my 25th birthday and I am pleaing to 2 misdemeanor charges. Can they be expunged?

    It had been 4 months after my 25th birthday and I am pleaing to 2 misdemeanor charges. Can they be expunged?

    Terese’s Answer

    If you were under 25 at the time of the offense, you may have your record expunged. You should contact a criminal defense lawyer to discuss this important issue.

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  • How do I get a pro bono criminal defense attorney?

    I got pulled over for my tail lights being out n ended up being charged w DUI! I was sober! Past all the sobriety tests, twice. Once on road n again at hospital when I gave blood. Past 3 separate breathaluzers... All 0's. Feel totally violated. I ...

    Terese’s Answer

    If you don't qualify for a public defender, you can ask the court to appoint a lawyer for you at county expense, though you may have to reimburse the county after the case is concluded.

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  • My wife is divorcing me. She sold all household items. Wants me to pay for her expensive attorney now. Wants maintenance etc.

    She filed in Fort Atkinson, WI. She is permanently in a wheelchair, but gets disability payments per month., and caretaker money as well. She makes & sells jewelry etc. I am unemployed, she has medical, I do not. She has more income per month t...

    Terese’s Answer

    There's no firm rule on what you have to give her or what she has to give you. You should try to arrive at an agreement with her regarding dividing your estate. Some courts will order you to mediation, but if it can't be resolved then the judge will decide at trial.

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  • Hello, I have a question about divorce. I've been married to my husband for two years and we some problems in a relationship.

    He is telling me he wants filling for a divorce. I'd like to ask is there any condition he can divorce me without my permission or even my knowing about it. Thank you for answering.

    Terese’s Answer

    No. You must be served properly before a divorce can begin.

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