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Sheryl Rae Ghezzi

Sheryl Ghezzi’s Answers

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  • At what age can a child be forced into visitation by the police with a non custodial parent in illinois, dupage county

    non custodial parent after 6 months decided to enforce visitation rights for the first time showing up to pick up the minor who is 12 with the police

    Sheryl’s Answer

    At any age. When visitation is addressed in a court order, that visitation may be enforced until the court order is modified.

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  • Alimony Modification

    How much financial information must be provided when a modification in alimony is requested. A change in circumstance exists. How far back, (number of years), must be provided? What information is needed (tax returns, assets,???)

    Sheryl’s Answer

    Each Court has its own procedures for discovery of information necessary for a modification. It depends on what information is relevant to your particular circumstances.

    Contact the court where your judgment for dissolution of marriage was entered and request any forms which must be completed for the judge to modify your support.

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  • My spouse is in the Military residing in a different state. In which, he filed his taxes as married filing jointly.

    However, I did not give him permission to file me. I found this information out through the IRS when my return was rejected in which I filed single. Can he get in trouble with for his actions?

    Sheryl’s Answer

    The Internal Revenue Service has a procedure which addresses this situation. I would suggest you review information at www.irs.gov.

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  • Should I refute my ex-husband's accusations?

    My ex-husband sends multiple emails and texts to me in a day for days on end berating me as a mother, making false accusations, telling me that I need psychiatric help, ad naseum. I don't know if I should refute these accusations in an email back...

    Sheryl’s Answer

    Harassing emails and texts are becoming quite common as an incident of divorce. His accusations are just that, accusations, until you respond. I would suggest you keep records of all these accusations and if the time comes and you need to refute their suggestions before a Court of Law, with the help of an experienced attorney, refute them then. Anything nasty or disrespectful you respond may be used against you so it is better to avoid making a record.

    Contact an experienced family attorney if you need assistance in getting the Court to restrain his harassment.

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  • Is she entitled to any of the value of the new car come the final orders?

    We now have Temporary Orders stating that we are both responsible for our own debt from here on out. Being the only one employed I pay maintenance, child support and ½ her attorney’s fees. She has been in possession of the only vehicle. I new need...

    Sheryl’s Answer

    Anything you buy during the marriage with money earned during the marriage is considered marital property. Until the divorce is over it may be advisable to lease rather than purchase a vehicle. Generally, the Court will award each party their respective vehicles in the divorce taking into consideration any equity you have in this particular asset.

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  • Father is in the miltary and shares legal custody of child with mother, both live in different states.

    Father will be deploying for 3mos. is there a form that he can sign giving the mother full legal custody while he is out of the country?

    Sheryl’s Answer

    First, if a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage was entered, the State in which it was entered generally retains jurisdiction with respect to child custody matters. You should seek a modification of that portion of the Judgment which granted shared/joint custody. The current court order remains in effect until a subsequent court order is granted.

    Contact the Court where your Judgment was entered and they can direct you in the proper procedure if you cannot afford to retain an attorney.

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  • Been intimate with boss for ten yrs, can he fire because i want to end the relationship

    been intimate for 10 yrs work at his company and leave in his house he wants to fire me because I said I can;t do it anymore and I also live in his house, what rights do I have

    Sheryl’s Answer

    This is a complicated situation which, if handled properly, may allow you some compensation to go forward with your new life. If he dismisses your employment, you should immediately contact an Employment Rights Attorney to discuss your options as well as applying for unemployment. It would be beneficial for you to move out of the residence before you are put into a very awkward situation as you have minimal rights as a gratuitious guest in his home.

    A consultation with a good general practice attorney could help your discover your options.

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  • Will the government know about our prenup agreement?

    My fiancee and i have agreed to sign a prenuptial agreement, however, i would not like the gov't to know about it. (Just me, her and the attorney/notary.) Is this possible? The reason i wouldn't like the gov't to know about it is because my fian...

    Sheryl’s Answer

    Your prenuptial is confidential. So long as you, your fiance and your attorney (who is bound by law to confidentiality) do not disclose its existence, it remains a secret.

    Good Luck and Congratulations on your marriage.

    Sheryl Rae Ghezzi

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