Amy Frances Campbellā€™s Answers

Amy Frances Campbell

Belleville Family Law Attorney.

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

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Amy Frances Campbell
    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...

  2. 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 about 1 year ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Amy Frances Campbell
    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...

  3. 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Atousa Saei
    4. Amy Frances Campbell
    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...

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Wes Cowell
    4. Amy Frances Campbell
    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...

  5. Do fathership rights trump guardianship?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Michael Roger Schneider
    4. Amy Frances Campbell
    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...

  6. How can I get all the father's rights removed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Amy Frances Campbell
    1 lawyer answer

    The first question I must ask you is whether you and another individual are wanted to adopt your children. The adoption process, when another individual will be stepping in for the person whose rights will be terminated, is generally much easier. On the other hand, if you are simply looking to terminate your ex's parental rights without another person wishing to adopt your children, this will be much more difficult because you will have to prove that having no father is in your children's...

  7. Can my spouse file an order of protection 8 months after a domestic battery charge against me from an incident with my teenager?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Wayne E. Brucar
    3. Amy Frances Campbell
    4. Mo Idlibby
    4 lawyer answers

    I certainly agree with the other attorneys that have provided answers to this question. While nothing prevents an individual from filing a Petition in Court, the facts and circumstances are what will determine whether the relief granted in the Petition will be granted. Your best option would be to consult with an attorney, especially if you are served with legal process and receive notice of any pending matters.

  8. Does a biological father have the right to a DNA test of a child born to a married woman in Illinois?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Amy Frances Campbell
    3. Paul Martin Storment III
    3 lawyer answers

    The other attorney is correct. Since this child was conceived while this woman was married to her husband, her husband is presumed to be the father. However, your husband can file the Petition to Establish the Father and Child Relationship along with a Motion for DNA Paternity Testing and ask that the Court require her to appear with the child for biological testing. If your husband is determined to be the child's biological father, he has just as many rights to the child as the woman does,...

  9. I am preparing to file for divorce but I do not have an address for my estranged husband. Can I still file?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Melissa Anne Levine-Piro
    2. Anton R. Reinert
    3. Karen M. Buckley
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    5. Hindell S Grossman
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    In my State of practice, you must show the Court that you have performed a diligent search to locate your husband. Some resources that have proved useful are Google, Facebook or even White Pages. If you are still unable to locate your husband after a diligent search, you may then request permission from the Court to serve your husband by publication. Each state has different requirements for service by publication, but in general you must run a notice in a newspaper of general circulation in...