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Rebecca L. Zeilenga

Rebecca Zeilenga’s Answers

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  • Estranged wife is using the wrong last name for our son.

    Rebecca’s Answer

    If there is a current divorce pending contact your divorce attorney are request that that they have an order entered stating that the both parties shall use the minor child's legal last name at all times. Once said order is entered you may need to take further actions to make sure she follows that order, but that is the first step.

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  • How to change the child's last name in Illinois?

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    You may be able to change the name by filling out an Affidavit and Certificate of Correction Request with the Illinois Department of Vital Records, http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/paternity.htm. You can fill out a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity and ask that the last name of the child be change on the birth certificate. Also if you are in paternity court you can request that an order be entered changing the last name and send that to Vital Records with the above form. Lastly, if non of that works you will need to file a Petition for Name Change for the child. If both biological parents are willing to sign the name change it is a relatively simple process.

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  • MY WIFE WAS GIVEN HOUSE IN DIVORCE WITH A 5 YEAR TIME FRAME TO REFINANCE. SHE IS WELL OVER TIME FRAME AND REFUSES TO REFINANCE.

    Rebecca’s Answer

    If she was ordered to refinance within five years and has not you will need to take her back into court to enforce the judgment. The court can order her to refinance within a certain amount of time and if she does not or cannot you can ask that she be ordered to sell the home. If you do not go into court then nothing will happen.

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  • What would be the reason that a judge would make a couple who the man no longer wants to be with her live together

    Rebecca’s Answer

    The court does not have the power to force anyone to live together. However, the court can put financial obligations on the parties. It sounds like the mother needs to file a motion for financial support from the father. If this is a divorce case she can file a Petition for Child Support, Maintenance and Contribution to Household Expenses. If this is just a parentage case (parties were never married) then she can file a Petition for Child Support. However, she needs to file some sort of pleading of the father will have no legal obligation to pay any set amount to her.

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