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Jessica Wollwage-Rymut

Jessica Wollwage-Rymut’s Answers

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  • What are the custody laws for same sex marriage couples with a child getting ready to divorce but no legal adoption?

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with the attorneys who have answered your question, but I would add that if there is no legal relationship with the child, there is not going to be an obligation for the step-parent to pay child support either

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  • Is my marriage legal if the person officiating lied about being ordained and was truy not legally abke to marry us?

    Jessica’s Answer

    You and your husband may also want to consider consulting with an Estate Planning attorney. Having an appropriate estate plan in place is a good way to be sure both of your wishes are clear should anything happen to either of you.

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  • Is the non custodial parent entitled a third of the time with their child(ren) under the new laws coming into effect in 2016?

    Jessica’s Answer

    No. At one point there was a draft of the law which included provisions regarding this minimum parenting time, but this language was ultimately not included in the new law.

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  • Can I get custody. Or even overnight visitations?

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague, but would also suggest that you ask to see your son.

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  • How can I get kid's father's permission to allow me to take kid to live with me in Germany?

    Jessica’s Answer

    It's not clear from your question where the child is currently living, how long he or she has been living there, or whether any case has been filed in the U.S./ Illinois. Those details are necessary before an attorney could even point you in the right direction. If you are seeking to remove the child that currently lives here from the State of Illinois, you should really consult with an attorney.

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  • Child support and who pays for things

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with my fellow attorneys, but would add that, if there is something in an order saying that certain expenses should be split by the parties (for example, school expenses), the other parent may have some responsibility to contribute to the cost . However, it sounds like you may be talking about a specific item that the other person voluntarily purchased, in which case the parent can ask, but that may be it.

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  • When looking at adoption, one law states that defines unfit parent when the parent has been charged

    Jessica’s Answer

    It looks like you're asking whether a failure to complete a service plan in a DCFS neglect case relating to one child is enough to have a parent found to be unfit in the adoption case of another of that parent's children. As the others have stated, adoption law is very specific as to terminating a parent's rights, and you should consult with an attorney in your area directly to answer specific questions regarding an adoption.

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