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  • Can I rent my house if we're not divorced yet? What is he/she entitled to?

    Both of us are on the title. He/She moved out year ago. I've paid the mortgage the last year by myself. I'm planning on moving somewhere else to live with a friend but want to keep the house as rental because there would be too much of a loss...

    Peggy’s Answer

    These types of questions should be discussed with your lawyer. Your douse needs to agree to the rental . If the rent would pay the mortgage and taxes then what is there to divide? The real issue here becomes liability for the maintenance of the home during any rental period. Again discuss these issues with your lawyer.

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  • What is NCP's responsibility when it comes to a sick child?

    I have sole custody of my son. He is currently with his father for his scheduled visitation/weekend. My son's Doctor is recommending that the child be brought in to get checked because of an ongoing issue that he's had for a few days. I have asked...

    Peggy’s Answer

    Contact the father and tell him you will take him to the doctor if he will not . It's not about punishing dad but getting your child to the doctor.

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  • Can my daughter at 17 marry 22 years man with our parent permission .We live in Illinois .

    Do we need explain why she is getting married at 17 ?

    Peggy’s Answer

    If under 18 both parrnts must agree to marriage and consent.

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  • Joint custody and school district

    We have joint custody, and the mother decided to move out of current (good) school district which we agreed upon during the divorce proceedings. We both agree the children should stay in the current school district, but she currently cannot afford...

    Peggy’s Answer

    You two can now agree to a parent for purposes of attending school meaning the children don't actually have to reside at that parent's home fulltime. It is a change in the kaw that was made Jan 1 2016. This must be done in an Agreed Order in court to make sure the school district does not come after you for tuition for them not residing there.

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  • MY DAUGHTER IS NOT MY HUSBANDS BIOLOGICAL CHILD. HAS RAISED HER SINCE BIRTH. WOULD HE BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE IN DIVORCE?

    MY DAUGHTER IS 17 AND ABOUT TO GO TO COLLEGE. I AM ABOUT TO FILE FOR DIVORCE AND DUE TO FINANCIAL ISSUES I WILL BE TRYING TO DO IT MYSELF. WE HAVE NOTHING TO SEPERATE OR FIGHT OVER. MY ONLY CONCEARN IS FOR MY DUGHTERS COLLEGE TOUITION. I AM NO...

    Peggy’s Answer

    Unless your daughter was born during the marriage (despite knowing another man impregnated you) he will not be responsible for college.

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  • Who has to file a motion to either suspend or eliminate spousal support?

    My ex husband and I are back together and he does pay spousal support plus child support.We haven't moved back in together as of yet but are going to. Who is the one that needs to file the motion for not paying spousal support?

    Peggy’s Answer

    Don't change anything until you are actually back together. This could be a ruse to get you to drop your support and maintenance which you won't be able to get again once you stop it. Just be careful.

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  • Can a non-custodial spouse receive maintenance but still be responsible for child support?

    Wife earns 36K/year. Husband earns 135K/year. Judge just ordered Husband to pay wife $18K per year in alimony. Husband has complete custody of couple's 3 children. Child Support Reserved. Can children collect child support from wife (moth...

    Peggy’s Answer

    Anything is possible. I'm going to assume that child support was figured in when the maintenance was calculated . Talk to your lawyer about this matter.

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  • Will I get stuck paying his child support that he owes for his daughter from a previous relationship?

    If I marry my finance & change my last name to his last name, will I have to worry about owing his child support since I will have his last name?

    Peggy’s Answer

    No of course not. Your name nor marriage has nothing to do with his legal obligation to pay child support. However it you have joint assets or accounts they could become attached for child support arrests.

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  • Child support, arrears, and stepparents.

    My fiance and I are wanting to finally tie the knot. He lost his job and his unemployment ran out before he got hired at his current place of work. He's worked out a payment arrangement with the child support department to pay off his arrears he a...

    Peggy’s Answer

    Your income and assets will not be subject to child support collection for your spouse's arrearages . You must keep your assets and income separately and not on your spouse's name.

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  • Do I need to be present for a non contested no asset divorce?

    I live out of state now and my soon to be ex husband filed where we used to live and I'm being told, more like demanded to be there. If I need to be there aren't I supposed to get a paper from the court stating that I have to be there?

    Peggy’s Answer

    You should always attend court to be sure your rights are preserved and protected. If you don't want to go hire a lawyer in Illinous to go in your place .

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