Barry Cahn Boykin’s Answers

Barry Cahn Boykin

Chicago Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Original question regarding DUI

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ted Harvatin
    2. Louis Joseph Meyer
    3. Barry Cahn Boykin
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
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    I disagree that the prior answers were wrong, In this particular case, there were other avenues to explore that have to do with administrative regulations. In this five to ten minute question-answer forum, the lawyers are not bound to expound on all administrative rules and regulations that might exist, plus the lawyer draws upon past experience in other cases. There was a mediator, there was a decision. So it's not a cut and dried situation--the decision could have gone the other way......

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  2. Car accident injury settlement with mediation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Barry Cahn Boykin
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Chen Kasher
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    Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution method where generally both sides must agree to it. You should have something in writing about the process and means of selecting the mediator. The mediator is chosen after both sides have considered and agrees as to the selection . The role of the mediator is to guide both side to the dispute, not to make the decision.

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  3. Should I notify my employer of a DUI immediately or after the outcome at the hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Louis Joseph Meyer
    3 lawyer answers

    Does your job require you to drive? Is there an employee handbook that spells out the obligation to inform the employer of a DUI? Certain types of public service jobs may require disclosure--teachers, law enforcement. There is no requirement of notification unless your position requires it. If you do have to disclose it, you should be prepared to show that steps have been taken to get help, if needed. Some employers provide an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that may provide additional...

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  4. Filing for divorce. Married in Illinois, LIVING in California

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Brian Michael Radke
    4. Peggy M. Raddatz
    4 lawyer answers

    If both of you reside in California (it's a bit unclear from the words "living in California") then you should get local legal advice. Your "Avvo" post lists a Chicago, IL post. The State of California has good Internet legal aid information. Go to "lawhelpca.org" or look for bar associations in your local telephone directory. http://lawhelpca.org/

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  5. How do I expedite a court hearing that has been continued until September of this year?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2. Peggy M. Raddatz
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Michael A. Meschino
    4 lawyer answers

    If your spouse is represented and you are not, this places you at a great disadvantage in pursuing your goals of the case. Generally, the proof regarding maintenance is difficult, and the court may employ certain methods, called "imputing income" to establish an amount that may appear to be beyond the person's means. The judge has no role in proposals or counter proposals apart from a pretrial conference--which will delay a matter rather than expedite a matter--and should be done with an...

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  6. I have been married for almost 2 years now no children or anything im trying to divorce my husband what can i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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

    The question is puzzling in that it is not clear who "they" are. What are the "threats"? If you are the victim of domestic violence of some sort--harassment for example--there are many resources that will help you address that issue. Also, individual counseling that helps with the emotional aspects of a divorce may also be appropriate. www.domesticviolence.org

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  7. 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 almost 3 years ago.

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

    I agree with the answers of other counsel. Please note that in Chicago, the Petition for Order of Protection must be brought before the same judge handling the divorce UNLESS there is an underlying crime for which the parent threatening harm will be brought to criminal court. Your answer also doesn't state whether you have a lawyer for the divorce. If you do, then you should contact your lawyer immediately. Sometimes the lawyers in the divorce case are the last to know about orders if...

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  8. My lawyer is pressing me to pay for my uncontested divorce transcripts, and I don't want them.....

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barry Cahn Boykin
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
    4. Carol Ann O'Connor Cadiz
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Yes. In Chicago, Cook County, the local rules provide that a transcript be obtained and that the transcript be provided to the judge and/or filed in the Clerk's office within 28 days. Failure to do so may result in the judgment being vacated for the failure to follow the rule. As a practical matter, the court reporter from time to time will report to the judge regarding unpaid transcripts, and it is wise to avoid being placed on that list.

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  9. Does a husband have the right when seperated to remove all the funds?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Roger William Stelk
    2. Barry Cahn Boykin
    3. Peggy M. Raddatz
    4. Dean Taradash
    5. Michael B. Dedio
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    The specific facts are important--was this a joint account? Who placed the funds in the account? Is a child support petition pending for the support of the 4 children? Your daughter should seek the advice of an experienced divorce lawyer who could give advice regarding temporary relief. This might include steps that may be taken for her to receive support and perhaps a recovery of a portion of the funds depending upon the specific facts.

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  10. In illinois cook county do you need to be seperated first before you file for divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Barry Cahn Boykin
    3. Brian Michael Radke
    4. J. Richard Kulerski
    5. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
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    6 lawyer answers

    You may be able to get information from the law library, however the librarian or the court clerk cannot give "legal advice" or help fill out forms. A "legal separation" is rare and is not a first step to a divorce. (It is only for couples who wish to live separately and do not want a divorce).

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