Laura Diane Horner’s Answers

Laura Diane Horner

Waukegan Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I recently lost a judgment on a 2nd DUI bench trial, and want to file for an appeal or new trial. Please see below.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Sachs
    2. Laura Diane Horner
    3. Gerald R Stahl
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4 lawyer answers

    It seems like there are issues with the case as you describe it. If you really think that you were denied justice, you should take the case up on appeal. That is what the appellate court is for, a review of the trial court when you think something went wrong with the trial or your think your evidence is overwhelming in the other direction. You should consult with an attorney and he or she can review the transcripts of the trial to give you a better idea of the issues you have.

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  2. What can I do? Help

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    there are specific requirements that you must meet in order to qualify for emancipation which gives you the standing of an adult. This is a big step, however, and you seem to have a lot going on right now. You are only 16 years old and are about to have a baby. Things might seem better outside your house, but you need to be able to support yourself and finish school. With a baby, that is no small task. You should first talk to other family members about what you are thinking about and why...

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  3. My daughters father has been in and out of her life since she was born he has visitation rights but hasn't wanted anything to do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    4. Adam Christopher Gynac
    4 lawyer answers

    The courts will not terminate parental rights on one parent and leave the child with only one parent, even if you could prove that the father is unfit in this case based on abandonment or failure to maintain a reasonable degree of interest in the child. The reason for this is that the courts, should you die, would have created an orphan. The courts do not want the possibility of this happening so, unless you have another person that will adopt with you, like a new husband, the court most...

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  4. What is the best and worst case scenarios that could happen with employee theft? I work at Forever 21

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    If you wanted to pay for the sweater now you would probably have to sneak it back to the store and pretend like nothing happened and pay. If you admit to the theft you will be fired, even if it was just one $21 sweater. Worst case scenario: you will be changed with retail theft, a class A misdemeanor and could serve up to 1 year in jail. That is the max and if you don't have any priors you could ask for supervision and get a fine and have to pay restitution.

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  5. What is my next step? Just granted Custody, need to terminate my child support and begin support from my ex.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3. Laura Diane Horner
    4. Todd Robert Warren
    5. Michelle Christine Gehris
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    go on the circuit clerk's website for your county and see if they have a financial affidavit on-line. You will need to send it to her attorney and ask her to fill it out. If she doesn't have that done when you go back to court then have the court order it and order that she send you a copy of the completed affidavit before the next court date. The court will need all this information to set support. Also, you should look at the local court rules for DuPage County, there is probably a...

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  6. Can my lawyer request for future contribution to college expenses from non-custodial parent. child in college now

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    3 lawyer answers

    ask your attorney or the judge if he will set a percentage amount that the father is responsible for and then you won't have to come to court every year your daughter is in college. If the judge orders, for example, that the father is responsible for 70% of the college costs after FASFA and other grants, student loans and scholarships apply, you would know every year what he has to pay and you might help your daughter with the rest.

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  7. Im going through a divorce. How can I find the owner of a car by there plates.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Laura Diane Horner
    3 lawyer answers

    run a check through the Illinois Secretary of State

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  8. What are the fault grounds in Illinois and separation requirements?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas O. Moens
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Laura Diane Horner
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to divorce in Illinois you have to be living in illinois for at least 90 days and need grounds. Grounds in your case may be irreconcilable differnces, adultry or mental cruelty. For irreconcilable differences you do need to be separated for 6 months if your wife will agree to waive a 2 year separation. Separation need not necessarily be physical. Separation can be emotional. For the grounds of adultry and mental cruelty you are not required to have a separation period. As for...

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  9. Can we charge or sue LCFS for child endangerment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3 lawyer answers

    you cannot sue DCFS as it is a government agency. You should report the abuse to the court since the agency has not done anything.

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  10. Does the fugitive jeopardize family members to be prosecuted , while he supports them (his wife and children) from oversea?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Diane Horner
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are talking about can your family members get in trouble because you send gifts to the children, they would only get in trouble if they lie about it when asked by the authorities. There exists no affirmative duty for them to turn you in.

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