Wes Cowell’s Answers

Wes Cowell

Chicago Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 19
  1. Can I claim bankruptcy Chapter 13 on child support and her attorneys fees

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Matthew Gotzh
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Derek R. Caldwell
    5. Thomas A McAvity
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    Nope -- the only way out is to pay it. The sooner you do that, the better off you'll be -- it earns 9% interest. that's like credit card interest.

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  2. Can someone sue their ex's family member for hitting them and if so will this affect a child custody case?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Gary L. Schlesinger
    5. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV
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    I don't see how this one incident, in an of itself, will impact the custody contest one way or the other. Filing a lawsuit against the uncle could, however, be used as bargaining leverage in settling the family court matter. Your fiance has a cause of action against the antagonistic uncle. You should help your fiance hire an attorney. This thing is getting out of hand.

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  3. Can I ask to have the court's order modified before 2 years?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Anamaria Frances Cousineau
    3. Charles Shinkle Watson
    4. Paul Matthew Marriett
    5. J. Richard Kulerski
    5 lawyer answers

    You can ALWAYS ask to modify visitation whenever it would serve the child's best interests. It sounds to me like you now have such a circumstance. You should work with an attorney to get this straightened out. The solution is simple, but dealing with an obstinate former spouse is too frustrating. It SHOULD work like this: You send the child to school in clothes YOU bought and the other parent send the child to school in clothes the OTHER parent bought. Then, whenever you do a...

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  4. As a third party, to which matrimonial, separation, and divorce records do I have access?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert J Adams Jr.
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Wes Cowell
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    That's where I'd start.

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  5. Cheating is a reason to loose my childs im woman

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Andrew J. Harger
    3. Fedor Kozlov
    4. Julia Sverdloff
    5. Jeannie Marie Ridings
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    Don't listen to him. You're fine. Cheating does not take away kids

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  6. Is alimony of five years considered short for a marriage of 25 years where I was a stay home parent for 16 yeas raising kids?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Paul Matthew Marriett
    4. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    4 lawyer answers

    Opt out of collaborative and have your attorney start something affirmative, for you. Your husband is happy with collaborative because it's a lot easier for him to maintain teh power imbalance that has existed throughout the history of your relationship. I know I'm speculating here, but I have a hunch that throughout the marriage, your husband has made most of the rules. In the collborative process, he (through his attorney) continues to make most of the rules (wait five years fo rthe payoff,...

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  7. I have sole custody of our 3 year old daughter. I plan to move next week. Do I have to notify the other parent?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Jeremiah Stephan
    5. James Anthony Palmisano
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    Of course a parent has a right to know where his or her child resides. You must notify "the other parent."

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  8. House/Un-allocated Support

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Andrea Medlock Harvey
    4. David Alexander Browde
    5. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
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    You need to get back to court, right away, to change things. This needs to be cleaned up right away. No good will come from delay. Why have you waited even THIS long?

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  9. Family law

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. J. Richard Kulerski
    3. Ray Choudhry
    3 lawyer answers

    This is between you and Dad, not you and your son. IF you and Dad agree that this is the right thing to do, the son cannot veto your decision. You should work with an attorney to draw up the proper papers and get this done . . . quickly.

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  10. Can I get divorced in Chicago on the grounds of conviction of felony which is now expunged?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Felonies cannot be sealed (who told you the records were sealed . . . him?) nor expunged (again, who told you his record of a felony conviction was expunged?). I think the bigger problem here is that the felony conviction happened PRIOR to your marriage, in which case it's irrelevant. Anyway, you don't need a detective . . . you need an attorney. Hire one and move forward.

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