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J. Richard Kulerski

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  • If a child alienates her parent for several years, is the parent required to pay for college per the divorce settlement?

    the state is Illinois, the marital settlement agreement says that both parents will split the cost of College according to their ability to pay, and the girl has not spoken to her father in over a year and is about to be a junior in high school.

    J.’s Answer

    The court order must be followed despite any ill-feeling between parent and child.

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  • How long until his stuff is considered abandoned?

    My husband and I are almost divorced, trial date is in August 2015. He has been gone from my house since August 2013. I own my house outright and bought it years before we even started dating. He left my 3 car garage packed full with his stuf...

    J.’s Answer

    There is no set time limit for determining abandonment. Be careful not to get rid of his stuff without a judge's permission, or without documenting that you gave him more than a reasonable opportunity to remove the belongings.

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  • I need a divorce I would like to know the cost and how soon I could be divorced

    Married in 1994 we separated in 1995 we have nothing to split no money no property nothing the only child involved is 23 years old I just want out 30days if not sooner

    J.’s Answer

    Contact the bar association in the county in which you reside, and ask for a referral to a divorce lawyer. Barring any unforeseen problems, I think you will find that your case will be relatively inexpensive and quick.

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  • How will child support be determined in my divorce case?

    have two children living with me that is outside of my marriage (divorced now), but I have three total. My children are children are 18 and 12 and 3. The three year old lives with the custodial parent. I gross $2500 a month and my bills, bankruptc...

    J.’s Answer

    You must consult in person with a divorce attorney. There are simply too many unknowns for us to be able to give you a responsible answer.

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  • Do I need to file for a divorce?

    I have been the sole provider financially, we have no children and no other property together, husband has been unemployed for the 5 1/2 years of marriage, incarcerated about 2 1/2 years of the marriage we are separated now.. I am purchasing a ho...

    J.’s Answer

    He is theoretically entitled to his equitable percentage of any assets that were acquired during the marriage. What a judge will deem to be equitable is the question.

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  • I have been separated since 2008. I have been asking Him for a divorce for many years even

    before I left Him. He has repeatedly told me I will die married to Him. His name is Wail. The reason I wanted the divorce is He cheated on me. We have 3 children all grown now I live in Chicago From what I heard He stays in Hammond Indiana We have...

    J.’s Answer

    You have the right to divorce him whether he likes it or not.

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  • QILDRO was ordered 4/23/09. Nothing was ever filed, but was to be divided 50/50. Does the growth earned count as marital?

    QILDRO was ordered 4/2009. Nothing was ever filed, the marital interest was to be divided 50/50. Now that I want to take out my share, my ex is telling me I am not entitled to any of the growth my portion of the money has earned. He is only will...

    J.’s Answer

    The law is clear, but the wording in your judgment (which you haven't shared with us) is what will likely control. Get a lawyer, and have the Order entered.

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  • Is an oral agreement enforceable?

    My husband told me "if you support me for 5 years, I'll support you for 50." That is what he told me when he started law school and did not work and I supported us. Now I am seeking repayment of that in divorce court. Will that agreemnt hold u...

    J.’s Answer

    As the other attorneys have pointed out, the Statute of Frauds would likely bar enforcement of the oral "contract". However, you may have a bigger problem. To my knowledge, postnuptial agreements can only cover property division, and NOT support.

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  • I am divorcing after 32 years of marriage, I am now at the hearing process for temporarily relief.

    My husband get more money than I do in retirement I work, but do not make as much. Would the courts take this under consideration our house is currently in foreclosure and I will need to find somewhere else to live. I am in debt and really need th...

    J.’s Answer

    You have not provided enough info for a lawyer to answer your question definitely. However, your disparity your incomes definitely comes into play. You must consult with a lawyer and explain ALL of your facts to him or her.

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  • Can a lawyer help with pas after the divorce is final?

    The father has no more money and the mother is working with a psychologist to create fear in the children. She is trying to cease all visitation.

    J.’s Answer

    Yes, a lawyer can help, but it is unlikely that you will find one to take your case.

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