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  • Can I get a restraining order on my son's girlfriend

    My son's girlfriend is causing problems every time she comes to my home I have asked her to stay away but he keeps letting her come back. He is on parole and I don't to see him go back to prison because of her. What can I do?

    Peggy’s Answer

    You have not provided enough facts to answer your question.

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  • I BOUGHT MY HOUSE TWO YEARS BEFORE I GOT MARRIED, I PAID ALL THE MORTGAGE AND TAXES AND INSURANCE ON THE HOUSE .

    IS THIS CONSIDERED TO BE MY PERSONAL PROPERTY OR MARITAL PROPERTY IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.

    Peggy’s Answer

    Probably non marital but if you were engaged at the time or contemplating marriage the other side may have an argument.

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  • What are the consequences for not paying child support in Illinois or not carrying out a court order?

    I have sole custody, I got an order for my ex to pay child support in 2013. Shortly after they lost their job, therefore unemployment picked up the tab. Since their unemployment has run out I haven't received any payments. They recently took me ba...

    Peggy’s Answer

    I'm not sure who "they" are? The order only relates to your ex and no one else. If he never filed to abate or stop support then then he continues to owe you pursuant to the court order. if you want to go after him in court you must file a Rule to Show Cause. The court can hold him in contempt of court, make home pay your legal fees, put him in jail, take his driver's license, passport, professional license.

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  • My childs father girlfriend hit me,my brother ,and my bestfriend with her car. How much time will she do?

    She's sent me messages saying she wanted me dead she's tried to run me over before but she wasn't able to. But the second time she actually did but both times were at my home.

    Peggy’s Answer

    Call the police immediately. Only thecState's attorney can and the judge can determine what sentence she will get.

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  • I have a 16 month old daughter. My ex just filled to establish paternity and visitation. I have some questions.

    I was just served yesterday. I intend to hire a lawyer the next couple days. Here are the facts: He has never met my daughter, I offered supervised visits and he ignored me and pretended as if he didn't have a child. He lives in CA, so quite some ...

    Peggy’s Answer

    Yes that is very good to have a lawyer to represent you. If he establishes paternity your lawyer will assist you in the rest. Too complex to guess the outcome here. There aren't really any facts to go on. Your answers will be found at your lawyers office. You say safety issues but it is unclear what that means. Just because he has never met your daughter does not mean he will have no rights as a parent if he proves he is the father. He will have to pay child support to you also. He may only get in Illinois visits and they could possibly be supervised. You may need an Order of Protection.

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  • I'm trying to understand how I'm not allowed to move out of state with my two older children being divorced?

    I have a 15 yr old son and a 10 yr old girl with my ex husband he does not pay child support but can claim one of the kids on his income tax. our kids or not allowed over nights and is supposed to have supervised visits on one of his 2 visits a we...

    Peggy’s Answer

    File a Oetition to Remove and a Ruke to Show Cause for back child support. then file a motion to modify based on his failure to pay child support to change the tax deductions do he gets neither child and you get both.

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  • I am in a marriage I am looking to dissolve - need information on basic costs of divorce and some sort of overview of the proces

    I am tired of being miserable and supporting the wife and two stepkids. Long story short - no prenup, ZERO obligation to the kids - I pay for most of their stuff from the kindness of my heart. She works, but is very sporadic and quits after a few ...

    Peggy’s Answer

    In addition to the below answers yes she could get Maintenance from you which could come from your paycheck. Get in with a divorce lawyer ASAP.

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  • Step-parent adoption?

    My ex husband has had no contact with our son for 6 years, and has never paid any of his court ordered child support. My current husband wants to adopt my son. We have been married nearly 4 years, and my son has lived with us that entire time. We ...

    Peggy’s Answer

    You need to retain an Adoption attorney. Your husband can file file for adoption of your son and yes he will have to consent or it will be s contested adoption. Adoption is a complicated area of the law in that it is statutory and must be done absolutely procedurally correctly. yes you need a lawyer.

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  • Can my wife get a order of protection for mental state

    she won let me back into my home that I pay for sense she doesn't work

    Peggy’s Answer

    Your best bet here is to hire a lawyer to advise you step by step. Stay away from her until then so you don't provide herewith grounds for an order of protection against you. Many times people are told to provoke the other person just to get them out of the house. As I said you need to stay away from her until you consult in person with a lawyer

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  • Can my husband get more time with his children, specifically time bm has them with sitter 10+hours everyday during summer.

    He has Joint legal custody&is NCP bc when divorced she was given 2 yrs to refinance or sell home, freeing him of mortgage. Now, 2.5 yrs later, she sold home. He is now able to buy a home. The JPA states both parents agree to promote maximum partic...

    Peggy’s Answer

    I have no idea what all your abbreviations mean??why use them when it makes it harder to try to figure out your question . In order to modify there has to be a change in circumstances. I'm not sure that you factually show one here. I would say go in for s consultation. Certainly the kids are better with stepmom and dad than with a babysitter during the summers.

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