Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz’s Answers

Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz

Schaumburg Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My son is 16 and does not want to go home to his mom who has residential custody.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J. Richard Kulerski
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    4. Sara R. Howard
    5. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    5 lawyer answers

    If your son's mom wants to push the issue, she can try to enforce the court order which gave her custody so be careful. Perhaps talk to her and ask if by agreement, he can come live with you. If she says yes- consider having it formalized it in court.

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  2. How to divorce my husband?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Michael B. Dedio
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Jeffrey Scott Keller
    5 lawyer answers

    Having seen people try to do this themselves, it often backfires and can turn into a costly mistake. Before deciding if you want to hire a lawyer, at least visit a few and then decide.

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  3. My ex has requested mediation with someone who is not specified in our parenting agreement. Must I attend?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Luke D. Kazmar
    5 lawyer answers

    You didn't mention whether or not your agreement specifies someone specific , but in any case, you don't have to agree with who your ex suggests. Some courthouses have lists of family mediators, or you may look elsewhere for one, but I do suggest going to mediation sooner rather than later. Find someone that is geographically convenient to both of you and see if you can agree on someone new. Good luck.

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  4. Is it true that a lawyer won't go to court for a divorce if a spouse is unemployed?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Brian Michael Radke
    2. Jeannie Marie Ridings
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. Judy A. Goldstein
    5. Tiffany Marcilynne Johns
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    While every lawyer or law firm will have its own criteria for the kinds of cases they will accept, there is no rule that says a lawyer won't "go to court" for people who don't have jobs. True, private law firms will require payment but it sounds like your spouse is just trying to push your buttons! Stop listening to what he or she thinks the law should be and get advice from a lawyer.

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  5. My lawyer is pressing me to pay for my uncontested divorce transcripts, and I don't want them.....

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    7 lawyer answers

    Neither you nor your lawyer have a choice in the matter. It is required by the court in Cook County. It shouldn't be a big deal money-wise anyway, typically they average less than $50. Don't run the risk of all of the effort and money that was put into your case be for nothing when the judge un-divorces you, all over a transcript. Pay the court reporter and be done with it.

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  6. Is it advisable to purchase real estate prior to a divorce being finalized?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jan R. Kowalski
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Kathy E. Bojczuk
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    6 lawyer answers

    You are taking a big risk if you buy property while you are still married; without the proper safeguards in place which should be discussed in person with an attorney. This comes down to understanding the difference between marital property and non-marital property. Your best bet is to get legal advice asap.

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  7. Marital vs. Non-Marital Assets?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Dedrick Lewis Gordon Jr.
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    4. Gary L. Schlesinger
    5. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
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    Don't let your soon to be ex husband decide what is marital and what isn't. At the end of the day, the furniture should be pretty easy to deal with. You'll want to make sure you know what all of the assets are, which will be done during the course of the "discovery phase" of the divorce. I wrote a book that I can give you, answering these kinds of questions. Good luck!

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  8. Live in partners and child.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    5. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5 lawyer answers

    You asked about custody but the custody decision was made at the time that you were divorced. What you should be asking is how to make your ex-wife stop trying to interfere between you and your son- which harms both of you. Documents need to be filed in court immediately. The longer you wait, the more confused your child will be about who to call dad. Don't let him forget who you are!

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  9. I am divorced and my daughter is 20 years old and is taking some photography classes but only going part-time.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael Scott Schiffman
    2. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    4 lawyer answers

    Since you are already divorced, these terms should already be in your divorce decree which your lawyer should have explained to you, in depth, before you signed them. If he or she is still available, maybe a quick call to his or her office will clear things up as to your particular circumstance.

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  10. Getting a divorce. We been separated for 2 1/2 years. If any debt has accrued during this time am responsible for 1/2

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Scott Schiffman
    2. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    3. Dean Taradash
    4. Vlad A. Uman
    5. Michael B. Dedio
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    7 lawyer answers

    Debt incurred by either one of you during the marriage is fair game when it comes to having a judge decide who pays for what. All debt should be addressed in a final divorce decree so that there is no ambiguity as to who pays for what. Most likely, you and your spouse will attempt to negotiate or settle the case; perhaps this can go on your list of things you want him to agree to pay for.

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