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Michael Emmet Forkan

Lockport Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Brother, temporary guardian, lets some family visit incapacitated uncle and not some of the rest of family? What can we do?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Emmet Forkan
    1 lawyer answer

    Why don't you just ask the other family members of his whereabouts?

  2. How can i find a honest and dedicated attorney to fight for custody of my child

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Michael Emmet Forkan
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. Daniel G. Galivan
    4 lawyer answers

    Are you dissatisfied with the attorneys or the legal system? Did you ask enough questions before hiring your attorney? Did you explicitly tell your attorney what you were expecting through the child custody proceeding? Most issues can be avoided if there is enough communication. Child Custody cases are difficult, emotional and costly. And communication is paramount especially at the outset. Are the attorneys you hired experienced at handling these types of cases?

  3. I am looking for a lawyer who deals with real estate "Code Violations" in Chicago

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Emmet Forkan
    2. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    3. Gini S. Marziani
    3 lawyer answers

    A search on Avvo should lead you to several qualified attorneys experienced with handling issues with building violations. I can tell you from experience at the Administrative Hearings unit that you should not ignore this notice. Make sure that you attend the initial hearing date. Read the notice carefully to see what violations are being cited. If you get the violations corrected before the hearing date you need to document it by taking pictures, producing receipts from a contractor, etc. You...

  4. Truth In lending act what recourse do I have

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mara Ann Baltabols
    2. Michael Emmet Forkan
    3. Tara Leigh Goodwin
    3 lawyer answers

    You might have recourse. The Truth in Lending Act deals with full disclosure of financing charges associated with a loan. Flood Insurance inspections are not generally seen as financing charges. However, subsequent flood inspection ARE considered finance charges. There was an initial inspection and determination that deemed your home as not needing flood insurance. This first inspection may have been done negligently. However I wonder how "off" the address could have been to take it out of a...

  5. Can I stop my brother from renting out a house we both co own?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mara Ann Baltabols
    2. Michael Emmet Forkan
    2 lawyer answers

    Consult with an attorney! The only way to force a buyout of real estate is through partition. It applies to not just tenants in common but also joint tenants. It is a very specific remedy and is governed by its own statutory provisions under 735 ILCS 5/17‑101. However, placing the property in a land trust takes it out of the purview of that statute since ones interest in a trust is considered personal property and not a real property interest. However, there are still other remedies...

  6. No heat in my apartment... Continuously keep asking and the landlord keeps blowing me off

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Tara Leigh Goodwin
    2. Michael Emmet Forkan
    3. Berton N. Ring
    3 lawyer answers

    Where is your apartment located? If you are in Chicago the 3 code requires that a landlord maintain certain temperatures. Between September 15 and June 1 the temperatures should be at least 65 degrees at 7:30 AM; 68 degrees from 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM and 63 degrees from 10:30 PM to 7:30 AM. If you are having issues make sure you document your problems. Keep records of the temperature. Make sure that you make your complaints to your landlord in writing. The City of Chicago Heat Hotline is...