Amy Spector’s Answers

Amy Spector

Belleville Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 5
  1. I moved to IL to get divorce as my state needed a 2 year waiting period before filing. Can I move out now that I got divorce ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Amy Spector
    3 lawyer answers

    If you met the Illinois residency requirement to file for divorce and your divorce was granted, you may now move - unless, as the other attorneys answered, you have children. If so, you must request permission from the Court to remove your children from the State of Illinois before moving. Speak with an attorney to discuss this in greater detail.

  2. Is this considered parental kidnapping?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Wes Cowell
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Amy Spector
    3 lawyer answers

    Parents cannot kidnap their own children, especially when that parent has previously been awarded custody. If you now know your children's father's address, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible and speak with them about the pleadings you will need to file to fight the violation of the removal statutes.

  3. My landlord is evicting me over a dog that he said I could have...in reality his house had a lead problem and since then he has

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2. Amy Spector
    2 lawyer answers

    This is a difficult question to answer, since it is not entirely clear what your goal would be. If you have questions about the legal process of eviction, or about a possible suit against your landlord for health issues, you should immediately consult a landlord/tenant attorney in your area.

  4. Can I get an order of protection based on what my 3 year old said?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Elizabeth M. Feely
    5. Amy Spector
    5 lawyer answers

    In general, single incidents will not be enough to have an Order of Protection awarded to you. However, every case is decided on the basis of its own facts and circumstances, so you should either apply for the Order of Protection and talk to the presiding Judge, or speak with an attorney about your questions.

  5. What can i do for a change of venue?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Amy Spector
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very complicated issue that will require legal counsel. You will need to schedule a consultation with an attorney to get more information about your question.

  6. Should I tell mistress husband she is having affair with my husband? They are wealthy very prominent people in my town

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Amy Spector
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are considering divorcing your husband, there is likely no benefit to telling your the husband of your husband's mistress about the affair. But, every case is different, and there may be relevant information that could be gained from the mistress's husband. The best way to find out the answers to your questions is to consult with a family law attorney. If you are interested, my firm offers free one-hour consultations in Belleville. Give me a call at (618) 551-0300 if you would like...

  7. Spouse been in a 7 year affair can I move out and take kids with me and items from home when he is gone "Fishing for the weekend

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Amy Spector
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorney that you both have equal rights to the marital property at this point, but that is also why it is not as simple as taking furniture and items from the home and moving out. I would suggest that you contact an attorney that handles family law cases so that you can discuss the facts and circumstances of your case and obtain some legal advice before you take any actions. If you are interested in a free one-hour consultation, you can contact me in my Belleville...

  8. I sighed over gardianship to my childs mother. i am not on child support. would that mean that i would have to pay support?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Atousa Saei
    4. Amy Spector
    4 lawyer answers

    I completely agree with Ms. Goldstein. Depending on the terms of the Order, you may very well be responsible for paying child support to the guardian of your child. So, if your child's mother does not currently have physical custody of your child, she may not be the person that pursues child support proceedings. However, my best suggestion would be to consult an attorney with the guardianship orders in tow so that you can get this question answered with more certainty. Please keep in...

  9. Going to court to try for joint custody. Father already filed temp majority. Was not able to file response. How can I win?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Amy Spector
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Gary. Any attorney will need additional facts and information from you to provide an accurate response to your question. However, it is quite unlikely that you will be able to meet with an attorney prior to tomorrow. My suggestion is that you plead to the presiding Judge's empathy and request that you be granted a continuance so that you can seek representation in defending yourself against your boyfriend's filing. If you are interested in meeting with myself or another...

  10. Do fathership rights trump guardianship?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Michael Roger Schneider
    4. Amy Spector
    4 lawyer answers

    You definitely need an attorney to review the Court file to determine exactly what has been filed, what is pending, and what arguments may be available for you to support your position that the guardianship should be terminated. This is not an easy case, by any means, and you are going to need a lawyer to explain the process to you and represent your interests in the Court. If you are interested, my firm offers a free one-hour consultation for family law and guardianship related issues in...