David Alan Zipp’s Answers

David Alan Zipp

Fox Lake Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. When looking for a lawyer, I am told to look for an attorney who is qualified and competent.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alan Zipp
    2. Jeffrey Logan Whitcomb
    3. Jeffrey W. Kreye
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    4 lawyer answers

    Building off what the other fine attorneys have stated, the short answer is that according to the law, any licensed attorney in Illinois, which almost without exception requires that this attorney attended an ABA law school, graduated from an ABA law school, sat for and successfully passed the Illinois Bar Exam and the MPRE - Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination is deemed "competent" to handle any legal matter in Illinois. Common sense dictates that qualified does not necessarily...

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  2. If there is no signed, final Dissolution of Marriage - am I still married?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ray Choudhry
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Thomas T. Field
    5. Todd Robert Warren
    5 lawyer answers

    It does sound like you may likely still be married. However, if you filed in Lake County, why not look up the status of your case here: https://circuitclerk.lakecountyil.gov/publicAccess/jsp/common/index.jsf Good luck.

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  3. An attorney is suing me for a bad check the same attorney called my sister in law and disclosed the full nature of this debt l

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas O. Moens
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Michael J Corbin
    4 lawyer answers

    More information is needed to offer you a truly informed answer. I would caution that what you describe as the "full disclosure to a third party" may not meet an actionable level. Any person, including this maligned attorney can call and try to find basic information. Did you list this number where your sister in law answered as your number? Also, did you sign a retainer agreement with that attorney? If so, you may have waived certain privacy protections. You can try to get the...

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  4. I got an underage drinking ticket. Will this affect me getting my license?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Scott Olshansky
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. David Alan Zipp
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with all of the other attorneys. You may wish to read this PDF which I report on my website www.ZippToCourt.com which explains the Illinois Graduated License Program. http://zipptocourt.com/uploads/IllinoisGraduatedParent-TeenDrivingGuide.pdf Good luck

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  5. In a separation situation with no divorce papers have been filed, What are the mother's visitation rights with the child?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. David Alan Zipp
    4 lawyer answers

    I enthusiastically endorse Attorney Gary Schlesinger for your family law needs. All of the other attorneys are correct, if there are no court orders, there is no established visitation, and mother will need an attorney. Good Luck

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  6. I was fired for allegedly smoking " spice " . Is this legal ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    3. David Gary Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    I completely agree with what Ms. Goldstein has stated and only add that even though you seem to be in Illinois, any employment action would have to be brought in Hawaii and would be under the laws of that state. You are not likely to find out if the laws of Hawaii are different from those of Illinois unless you either re-post this using Hawaii as your locality or consult with an attorney with that license. That being said, I think Ms. Goldstein has very accurately answered your question....

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  7. Rights as a landlord when a tenant refuses to sign a lease....she is on a month to month...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Goldstein has covered the whole gambit here. Make the repair - it is your property in any event and the repair issue is secondary from your leasing issues. When I have a client call me with as issue like yours, I usually advise them to stop trying to "negotiate" and give a 30 day notice to vacate. Her parents are not party to the lease and you have no enforceable long term contract in this month to month situation. A good tenant is worth their weight in gold. I advise...

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  8. My wife has filed for divorce. in her financia affidavit she claims she spends $1500 a month for childcare. My mother in law has

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. David Alan Zipp
    4 lawyer answers

    It really is not a W-2 so much as a 1099 form is what you are asking for. W-2's are for employees, a 1099 is for independent contractors or non-employee expenses. In either event, it is not the mother in law who is the issue, it is your estranged wife. You have raised an excellent and legitimate question and if your ex has filed an 11.02 Financial Affidavit with the Court, than you may have an issue that merits discussion with your divorce attorney to discuss the options and potential...

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  9. What can I do for the illegal eviction along with my personal items being held?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. David Alan Zipp
    2 lawyer answers

    Go to the Waukegan Police Department, show the desk Officer on duty your text messages and explain the situation. This will move you much faster along the path to as the other fine attorney explained - for you to return to the residence with an officer to get your items. Did you have a lease with this landlord? In any event, you may have a claim for damages and once you have your items back, you should consult an attorney. Best of luck in your situation.

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  10. Can a judge turn down a plea offer made by the states attorney makes?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Allen Fagan
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Ronald Lee Bell
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. David Alan Zipp
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Yes it does happen, but it is rather uncommon. Don't mistake a stern Judge for a grudge. Judges often rule their courts in what seems to be harsh tones. They have many cases to hear and defendants, their friends, family and loved ones sometimes forget where they are and disrespect the Court. Most Judges are fair and impartial and would recuse themselves from hearing any case that they feel they could not be fair and impartial in hearing. If your attorney and the State's Attorney have...

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