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James Richard Rowe II

James Rowe’s Answers

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  • Can the state make me sell the house to settle a debt my mother had

    the way the economy is right now can not refinance the house

    James’s Answer

    If the house was/is owned by your mother and/or you had some personal responsibility for the debt, then the answer is yes, they probably can. However, more details are needed to really be able to advise you and answer your question. A private consult with an attorney would be best.

    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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  • How do i get a previous conviction expondged

    convicted of felony in jan of 1994

    James’s Answer

    Depending on the crime charged and the circumstances surrounding the conviction, you may be able to petition a court to expunge your record. Sometimes, where you cannot expunge you may be able to seal the conviction. Consult with an attorney who practices in this area, and be prepared to give the attorney the specific crime you were convicted of.

    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 wife owes me back child support an she getting ready to receive a law suit will they automaticly tkake that money she owes me

    im owed back child support

    James’s Answer

    No. If you go to court and obtain a judgment against her for the back child support, you may be able to lien the settlement proceeds. Further, you could ask that a court enter an order freezing the lawsuit funds pending resolution of your claim to arrears.

    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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  • Birth Certificate

    my friends daughter is pregnant and broke up with the father. The family has decided NOt to tell the father when the baby is born and let the new boyfriend sign the birth certificate. I agree the father is not a good role model and already has on...

    James’s Answer

    it likely amounts to fraud; further, if things don't work out with the new boyfriend, the new boyfriend may find himself liable for child support later in life by virtue of his signing any voluntary acknowledgment of paternity papers at the hospital.

    This entire situation will ultimately be a problem for both mother and child, and likely even the boyfriend.

    Either way, the real father can go to court and obtain orders of paternity and visitation - further, such fraudulent conduct may give him a great basis for seeking (and winning) custody. There are better/lawful ways to protect a child from a bad parent, and to hold the bad parent financially accountable for his child.

    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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  • As a child I was physically, mentally,verbally abuse. I am 51 yrs. old can I file charges against them now ?

    I have had guns held to my head,wasn't allowed to speak or be spoken to by my brothers or sisters.Beatings daily. much much more because of this my life hasn't been easy

    James’s Answer

    I had previously filed a lawsuit of this sort against the State of Illinois, DCFS and a foster parent. The greatest hurdle you'll have in a case like this is overcoming the statute of limitations, which governs how many years you have to file a lawsuit. For certain reasons, the time may be tolled; in other words, certain circumstances allow you to file a lawsuit long after the statute of limitations has expired.

    Consult with an attorney to determine whether your case is still viable.

    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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  • Should i still pay rent even if my land lord failed to notify me about her not owning the property anymore but the bank?

    We have been paying our rent timely as agreed upon on our contract. We have a lease for 1 year starting 6-15-09 up to 06-15-10. Just last week a bank person visited us claiming the property has been Bank owned since 12914-09 and that our landlord ...

    James’s Answer

    Whether or not you should still be paying rent to your landlord for a building she no longer owns depends on a number of factors, all of which you should discuss in a private consultation with an attorney.

    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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  • Retroactive child support

    I came from Ukraine in 1996. I divorced my wife there and right after has moved to USA. I live in Illinois. My ex-wife moved to NY, where she lives right now. We have a daughter who lives with her mother(my -ex). Ex always hid her location and I w...

    James’s Answer

    Retroactive child support in Illinois can be sought retroactive to date of birth. Visitation and child support are unrelated; however, you are not immediately subject to retroactive support. A number of factors will determine that at a hearing.

    If she has filed a case here in Illinois, you'll want to retain an attorney to assist you in establishing your parental rights, obtaining a visitation order, possibly fighting for custody, and ensuring that the court fairly calculates any child support obligation.

    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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  • If a LEO wants to interview me, If I let him in my home, have I inadvertainly given him permission to search my house?

    All voters in Osage , AR will be interviewed regarding a bomb placed in the voting hall ( a local Church ). I reload my own ammo and have gunpowder in my shed. I don't know what was used in the bomb.

    James’s Answer

    I would assume that if you invite him into your home, anything in plain-view is fair game. However, if he were to begin searching in bedroom drawers, etc., the question becomes less clear because although you gave him permission to enter the home you have not given him permission to search the home, and absent probable cause, a warrant or exigent circumstances, the search is likely unlawful.

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

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  • If my employer tells others in the company , i failed a drug test is that a violation of HIPPA ACT

    I failed and my gm , broadcast it to other mgrs and staff isthis a violation of HIPPA ACT

    James’s Answer

    It may be. It will depend on whether you signed any forms waiving the confidentiality of the results, i.e., you may have signed a release giving the GM or other company employees the right to disclose the results to others.
    Of course, if the individuals he informed of the results were not individuals that would need to know that information, i.e., if they were not employees in a hiring/firing position or management, where there is no justifiable reason for them to have been told except to dirty your name, then you may have a claim.

    You'll want to obtain copies of any releases you may have signed with your employer and/or clinic where you were tested.

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

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  • An attorney's client is sueing based on false facts

    If an attorney is sueing our company on behalf of his client, and the attorney is giving proof (papers) that this case is not ment to be because of false accusation (slandering) should he stop his procedure to avoid us to spend on attorney's fees ...

    James’s Answer

    If you can prove that the attorney knew the claim lacked merit, you may be entitled to sanctions and/or attorney's fees. You and/or your attorney would have to file a motion seeking same under federal statute (if in federal court ,pursuant to Rule 11) OR if in state court, pursuant to a FL state statute. You may also report the attorney to the local bar or attorney registration committee if you believe he has run afoul of ethical obligations.

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

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