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Roger William Stelk

Arlington Heights Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Is he being fair?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Elizabeth M. Feely
    2. Michael R. Stetler
    3. Conor Edmond Malloy
    4. Roger William Stelk
    5. Roman J. Seckel
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    You have provided too little information to give an answer. You really need to retain the services of an attorney to properly request and review the necessary documents to effectively counsel you.

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  2. I was raised by my great aunt who recently passed away. Her biological children do not want to include me in distributing her

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Judith Anne Schening
    4. Michael Antonio Canganelli
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    If you are not an heir, you do not have any interest in her estate. To determine if you are an heir, contact a probate attorney.

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  3. In case of divorce is my wife entitled to money from my personal injury settlement

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    It is considered an asset of the marriage. How much she gets, if any, would depend on many factors.

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  4. Why did my husband file a counter-petition for dissolution of marriage?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Roger William Stelk
    3. Tina Marie Fox
    4. Amy Spector
    5. Joseph Henry Sparacino
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    One advantage is that it keeps the case alive if you decide to dismiss your case. The case would continue based on his counter-petition.

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  5. Is this a easy divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Matthew Thomas Majeski
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    If you truly don't know where he is or how to find him, you can file for divorce and serve him by publication. Assuming he doesn't respond, you can get a default judgment for dissolution of marriage. However, no financial issues will be addressed. Hire an experienced divorce attorney and he or she should be able to take care of this for you.

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  6. Can both parties use the same attorney when the divorce is uncontested? We just need paperwork filled out and filed.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Elizabeth M. Feely
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Wes Cowell
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    Officially, no. The attorney can represent one party and the other would be pro se (representing himself). Representing both parties in a divorce is basically a conflict of interest, even if there's complete agreement.

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  7. Just got divorce papers!!! been married for 10 years what are my rights??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joan Marie Fenstermaker
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Roger William Stelk
    4. Luke Allen Thomas
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
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    More information is needed to answer your questions and this probably is not the place to do it. You need to retain the services of an attorney.

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  8. My husband both have grown children from previous marriages. do we need seperate wills?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Roger William Stelk
    4. David A. Semmelman
    5. Christine Coffman Karr
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    You should do separate wills and distribute your respective estates as you see fit. Keep in mind that jointly held assets will go to the survivor of you regardless of the will. You should consult an estate planning attorney to get more details and proper guidance.

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  9. My wife filed a divorce but suffered a stroke. She is semi invalid. What happens if she dies before the court date?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Jeffrey Morris Jacobson
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Joseph Henry Sparacino
    5. Stephanie Elise Greenberg
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    No. You cannot divorce a dead person. Her attorney should file the appropriate motion with the court.

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  10. Which action do I need to do to refuse the revision of child support for overtime & bonus pay?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Katherine Haskins Becker
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
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    Based on your question, I am guessing you do not have an attorney. Hire one now. It is hard to say what their reasoning is behind the overtime issue, but an attorney will be able to sort it out for you.

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