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  • I am pregnant through an extra marital affair and currently contesting for divorce from my husband. will i get spousal rights

    i want to know wheter this information will be held in court against me and obatin less rights

    Patrick’s Answer

    Illinois is a no-fault state. The fact you are pregnant from someone else should not affect the rest of the divorce. However, I will need more information to answer your question properly.

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  • Is it considered as a valid service if the sheriff leave the divorce paper in the door?

    is it valid?

    Patrick’s Answer

    No, but I wouldn't ignore the summons just because you believe it is invalid.

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  • How long after divorcing my husband of 35 years can i recieve half of his pension,do i have to wait until he retires?

    he's been a union painter out of district council #30 in illinios for over 15 yrs.

    Patrick’s Answer

    You generally receive the money when he starts receiving the money, so when he retires. Call me if you have any other questions. I would need more detail.

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  • Can you appeal an agreed order of dissolution based on coercion by your attorney?

    My attorney said if I did not sign the agreed order I needed to give her 10,000 dollars or she was going to withdraw from the case which she did any way after I signed. She did not show for the hearing and I had to work so changes were made to the...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I don't really see an appeal based on what you said. You may be able to seek relief from the attorney if you believe they acted improperly.

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  • Who keeps the apartment in a divorce if both refuse to leave?

    Good day. My sister plans to file for divorce on the grounds of habitual drunkenness. Both she and her husband of three years refuse to leave their rental (lease runs for 6 more months). Who retains the home in this case? She is more emotionally ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Sounds like it would lean in her favor is the court held a hearing on exclusive possession.

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  • 29 yrs ago my husband and I purchased a home since then. I have learned my name no longer appear on the house. I phoned the mort

    mortage company being informed my name no longer appear. I spoke with my spouse being informed how could that be;although, the realtor did state my name should come off. I could that be and I have never signed any paper for this to happen.

    Patrick’s Answer

    Was the home purchased during the marriage? If so, it is marital property. Title does not mean much in divorce cases. Call me if you would like to discuss the issue further. Are you getting divorced?

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  • If my husband receives a medical malpractice settlement...where do I stand , financially

    We are separated

    Patrick’s Answer

    It is considered marital property. You have an interest in it. Call me if you would like to discuss it further.

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  • How are possessions divided?

    We've been living together for about 10 years; married few months. I supported us for the first 5 years. Most of the possesions have been obtained after he began earning a living - from his paycheck but cannot prove that. Will I be entitled to ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Anything from prior to the marriage is your non-marital. After marriage, that property can be divided. Equitable is not always 50/50.

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  • How long does a person in IL have to serve another spouse divorce papers once they have filed for a divorce?

    How long does the filing spouse have to serve the papers on the responding party after the divorce has been filed?

    Patrick’s Answer

    They need to be diligent. Bottom line is that they cannot take much action without having you served.

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  • If i cheated on my husband while we are married can i still get some of his retirement money. i feel like a roommate.

    ever since my husband had a mild heartattack our relation ship has gone down hill i feel no love from him at all he doesnt touch me look at me and we have no sexual relation for several years. i have talked to him about this and he has done nothin...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Illinois is a no fault state. Infidelity does not matter when it comes to dividing property or for support. Contact me if you would like to discuss your situation.

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