Debra J Braselton’s Answers

Debra J Braselton

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. How do I get my alcoholic abusive husband to live elsewhere?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    2 lawyer answers

    Consult with a divorce attorney. As long as you are still legally married to him, your assets are at risk if, for example, he kills or injures someone while driving drunk. Further, debts incurred during the marriage are still marital debts. Do you know what debts he may be accruing? Getting him out of the house may give you temporary peace but dissolving the marriage and your legal responsibility for him is the only way you'll be truly secure.

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  2. Can a divorced woman who legally changes her name continue to use her married name?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    1 lawyer answer

    Not as her legal name.

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  3. How do I get a quick divorce?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    1 lawyer answer

    See counsel from an experienced divorce lawyer practicing in the county in which you or your spouse reside. The court will be able to decide the appropriate custody and residential circumstances for the 17 year old (who is still a minor and under the jurisdiction of the court) and to decide issues of college expenses payment for the 19 year old (if a student).

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  4. Is it possible to get an adoption vacated based on fraud?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    2. Jonathan H Levy
    2 lawyer answers

    In Illinois, no adoption can be set aside more than 12 months after entry of final judgement. If jurisdiction over the father was lacking at the time of entry of judgment, it is possible that the judgment could be attacked on those grounds. The bio father should seek counsel of an experienced adoption attorney practicing in the county in which the adoption was finalized.

  5. Can I get a legal seperation in Illinois while I am still living with my wife?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    1 lawyer answer

    In Illinois, the parties must live apart in order for a Judgment for Legal Separation to be granted.

  6. I want to adopt my little sisters baby, how do i do that?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Debra J Braselton
    1 lawyer answer

    Find an experienced adoption attorney by contacting your local bar association for a referral. In order for an adoption to be granted, the child must first be "available" for adoption, meaning that the rights of all legal parents must be terminated.

  7. What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edgardo Rafael Baez
    2. Debra J Braselton
    2 lawyer answers

    A legal separation does not dissolve the bonds of matrimony - the parties remain legally married. A divorce dissolves the bonds of matrimony. Both processes must address spousal and child support needs. A divorce must also address division of marital property and allocation of debt.

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