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  • More parenting time on the basis of a son needing more paternal influences as he gets older.

    My JPA allows the minimal amount of visitation time in Illinois. My ex-wife resists any requests to increase that. My son is older now, 7. Can I get more time based on the fact that my child is male, and needs more paternal influence as h...

    James’s Answer

    Illinois allows liberal visitation time; however, if your ex-wife is not willing to accommodate your request for increased time, then you'll need to enforce your rights in court. A petiton to modify visitation would be the proper filing. Your basis can be any benefit the child would receive from increased visitation with you, as well as your right to 'liberal' visitation under the law. If your visitation schedule was set when the child was much younger, the fact he is older now is another reason you'll want to spend more time with him during his formative years.

    I hope this has been helpful to you.

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    James Rowe, Partner
    The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates
    100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1010
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
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  • Need a Class Action Attorney for discrimination in LPN Nursing School Program

    Director, since removed or left the school, just randomly kicked several men out of the nursing program. I had straight A's, perfect attendance, and she expelled me from the program. Found there are several students she had done this with! We ne...

    James’s Answer

    Class action litigation is a unique area of the law. It allows you to litigate on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals. While that may be the best approach, you may actually maximize your recovery by bringing an individual lawsuit or suit in joinder against the school.

    You should discuss your options with an attorney asap. If you believe you were discriminated against, there are certain prerequisites to filing a lawsuit you'll need to do, and you'll want to get the process in action a.s.a.p., as the law limits the time in which you can file a lawsuit or complaint.
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    James Rowe
    The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates
    100 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1010
    Chicago, Illinois 60602
    312-345-1357 direct
    rowelegal@gmail.com

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  • Can a police commisioner over ride a order of protection

    I have an order of protection on my soon to be ex husband, the OP states he isn't allowed on premises and must stay 500 ft away, as i was away i been notified that he was at the house with a police officer and police commissioner trying to get his...

    James’s Answer

    A police commissioner cannot override an order of protection. If the individual was in violation of the order, and the officers had notice of same, they should have arrested him.

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  • Personal Bankruptcy has been file, have met with the Trustee and now I have received a foreclosure eviction notice-Kane Cty IL

    Do I have ANY recourse to delay the eviction? THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

    James’s Answer

    The bankruptcy filing automatically stays the foreclosure; however, you should file a motion to stay the foreclosure proceeding, citing the pending bankruptcy matter as the basis. It is possible the law firm handling the eviction is unaware of the bankruptcy filing. Or, if the judgment of foreclosure was entered prior to the bankruptcy petition being filed, you should consult with your bankruptcy attorney to determine the effect of the "stay", if any, on a post-judgment action.

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  • What do i do if i feel my father is not being properly cared for in the hospital?

    he was given 3 shots of mophine at one time and he wouldnt come out of it for days. he has been soiled several times when i go in. and he is not being properly fed.

    James’s Answer

    You have a few avenues. First and foremost, if his care is sub-standard you should explore whether it would be better for him to be moved to another care facility or hospital; of course, consult with doctors regarding his move. You can also register a complaint with the appropriate state agency; these agencies may differ depending on whether it is a hospital or nursing home, etc., so consult with your local state licensing agencies, or an attorney, to determine who to contact with your complaint. Most state agencies are quick to investigate claims of abuse and/or neglect in medical facilities, and hopefully Texas is no different.

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  • How can I modify the responsibilty of health care coverage for minor children?

    My divorce decree states that my ex-husband is required to provide healthcare coverage and I should with him reimburing me for half of the costs if he defaults and does not cover them. I have always covered them as he can't hold a job. I am rema...

    James’s Answer

    A Petition to modify the terms of the divorce decree is needed. This is likely something you can accomplish pro bono, and I would imagine your ex-husband would agree to the extent that he'll no longer be responsible for the cost.

    James Rowe is an attorney with The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates in Illinois. He can be reached at (312) 345-1357.

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  • My child's father keeps calling the police when he is late to pick up my child. ..

    I have soul costudy and when I went to court I agree to give my child's father 20min to be late before or after but when he is late to pick up. my child, he calls the police because I won't let him take my chiild. Because he is late for more then...

    James’s Answer

    I would agree with David. You'll want an attorney to file a motion in court on your behalf preventing such conduct. A judge should be able to make it clear that such conduct will not be tolerated, or perhaps a resolution could be worked out so an appropriate court order can be entered that will prevent such a lawsuit.

    James Rowe is an attorney with The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates in Illinois. He can be reached at (312) 345-1357.

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  • Airlines negligence

    Hello, One month ago I bought online a ticket Chicago-London (stop in Montreal, Canada). Today, I was not allowed onboard by the airlines because they told me that I don’t have Canada visa to be 45 minutes in Canada airport. While buying my tick...

    James’s Answer

    I don't believe the airline would be responsible for this; they couldn't have known you lacked the proper visa, have no obligation to ensure you did, and you are likely responsible for knowing what you need to travel.

    The cancellation fee may be unlawful if it was not provided for in the contract/agreement.

    James Rowe is an attorney with The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates in Illinois. He can be reached at (312) 345-1357.

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  • Is it "Legal" for me to hoist and fly a Confederate battle flag under my American flag. My Wife and I are under fire over this.

    We are caretakers at a American Veterans Campground in Annawan IL. We have a seperate flag pole in which we proudly display the American flag and not even 2 hours after I hoisted a Confederate Battle flag properly under the American stars and stri...

    James’s Answer

    On your property, its your call absent some condo docs that say otherwise to which you may have agreed. On other's property, its their call.

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  • I have an old case that I owed restitution for and am now just getting the monies paid. There is a warrant for my arrest

    what would be the best way to finalize this issue? Do I quash the warrant? Please apprise.

    James’s Answer

    You'll want to retain an attorney who can file a petition to quash and recall the warrant; you can then appear in court and, given good cause, the court MAY quash the warrant. Of course, there are never any guarantees, and whether the warrant is quashed will depend on a number of factors, i.e., balance due, ability to pay, length warrant was outstanding, factors under which warrant was issued, etc.

    James Rowe is an attorney with The Law Firm of Rowe & Associates in Illinois. He can be reached at (312) 345-1357.

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