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Peggy Margaret Raddatz

La Grange Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. If I am married, how do I set up and maintain a new bank account so that all the money in it is considered non-marital property?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Roman J. Seckel
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are married you cannot designate an account as non marital unless: 1) all the funds put in it are from one or more inheritance received in your own name and NO other funds are put in it 2) all the money placed in it comes from gifts given to only you and no other funds are placed in it 3) It is important to understand that in Illinois all monies earned during a marriage a marital (there are some exceptions but this is the general rule). 4) Just because you decide to...

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  2. My husband is threatning to harm our child but i am ordered to return the child in to hours, how can i prevent returning him?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth A. Demonte
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Barry Cahn Boykin
    4 lawyer answers

    Do you have witnesses? Are you the custodial parent? Returning the child for or from what? If you have a temporary custody order why are YOU returning the child from visitation? The facts here do not add up . You need to go talk to a lawyer in person. I will not tell you on here to violate a court order. If there was any threat of harm to the child why isn't there supervised visitation.? Too much missing information here.

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  3. My husband gave me "draft" divorce papers, I signed them. Now he tells me that he filed. is it to late to get an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Carolyn Darlene Jansons
    4. Wes Cowell
    5. Judy A. Goldstein
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It should be should be fine. Go get a lawyer though today! Do not delay.

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  4. How long does a ex spouse have to get their personal property before it is considered abandoned ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Reid A Seino
    3 lawyer answers

    If it is too much trouble I would just deliver it to her. That will solve it. Be sure she is home and drop it off. Did you divorce papers state any timeframe? If not you have certainly given her a reasonable period if time. If you do not want to drop her things off then send her a certified letter stating she has 30 days to remove her property or you will no longer store it for her and will not be responsible for it .

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  5. Can I file for divorce while pregnant?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Ralanda Webb
    4. Stephen D. Berman
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes you can but you will have to be sure the other man is named in the divorce as the illogical parent and that your current husband is not. By law there is a presumption that all children born or conceived during a marriage are of that marriage. The presumption is rebuttable and must be rebutted in court on the record and as part of your judgment.

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  6. What can I do to get my divorce rolling?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Anamaria Frances Cousineau
    4. Jared Ben Pinkus
    5. Tracy Neil Tool
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    1. Attend Focus on Children 2. Attend mediation 3. Send out Financial Disclosure Statements and Discovery 4. Send out subpoenas 5. File for Temporary Relief and get a date for hearing 6. Set case for Pre Trial 7. Get a lawyer 8. Get a lawyer 9 Get a lawyee

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  7. Is it possible to write something into a prenuptial agreement that protects me financially if my spouse gets a DUI?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Todd Robert Warren
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Raymond M. Flavin III
    5 lawyer answers

    If a debt is only in your spouses name then no one will goo against you. if a debt is in both names then you will not be protected against third. Why are you marrying someone who exposes you to this type of behavior?

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  8. What is the next step in getting a divorce?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Ralanda Webb
    3 lawyer answers

    http://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.PrintThisSection§ion=Steps&contentID=1768&zipcode=61021

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  9. Stuck with his name?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Habib Hasbini
    4 lawyer answers

    I am guessing you did not take a CERTIFIED copy of the judgment to the Secretary of State to change your license. All you have to do is go to the Clerk's office at the courthouse you were divorced at and get a certified copy. It is not so much that the provision was hand written but that the judgment was not certified. If it wasn't certified they would not accept it because anyone could write anything in and how would they know it was official? So get the certified copy which will cost...

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  10. How long will it take to evict my wife? (Divorce)

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Barry Cahn Boykin
    3 lawyer answers

    Do not do anything without first consulting in person with a divorce attorney. You could end up getting thrown out yourself if you provoke her in any way. Cool heads prevail. Again the proper order to do this is : GO IN PERSON AND CONSULT A DIVORCE ATTORNEY. You cannot just decide you want a divorce and then expect to throw her out. It does not work like that. She has marital rights to reside in the marital abode.. Even if the home is non marital property of yours she has a right to...

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