Everything is mine, the house, the cars, and I have a rock solid prenup stating so. We've been married 5 1/2 years and I have a 17 yr old daughter who lives with us (from my other marriage) and a 3 1/2 yr old daughter with him. He is extremely v...
Consult with a divorce attorney. As long as you are still legally married to him, your assets are at risk if, for example, he kills or injures someone while driving drunk. Further, debts incurred during the marriage are still marital debts. Do you know what debts he may be accruing? Getting him out of the house may give you temporary peace but dissolving the marriage and your legal responsibility for him is the only way you'll be truly secure.See question
Can my ex-wife, who went to court and was granted a name change back to her maiden name continue to use her married name if she wishes?
Not as her legal name.See question
We have been separated for about 9 years now. I have 2 kids,17 and 19. He is verbally abusive to them. Even though they live with him, I pay for the kids needs more than he does. He was never involved with the 19 year olds schooling and still isn'...
See counsel from an experienced divorce lawyer practicing in the county in which you or your spouse reside. The court will be able to decide the appropriate custody and residential circumstances for the 17 year old (who is still a minor and under the jurisdiction of the court) and to decide issues of college expenses payment for the 19 year old (if a student).See question
Child was adopted in '99. Bio-Father was listed as unknown in adoption filings. Father legally established paternity in '06. Adoptive patitioner was always aware of the identity and whereabouts of Bio-Father. Can this adoption be vacated on the gr...
In Illinois, no adoption can be set aside more than 12 months after entry of final judgement. If jurisdiction over the father was lacking at the time of entry of judgment, it is possible that the judgment could be attacked on those grounds. The bio father should seek counsel of an experienced adoption attorney practicing in the county in which the adoption was finalized.See question
wen are both Living together and have just decided to seperate
In Illinois, the parties must live apart in order for a Judgment for Legal Separation to be granted.See question
she is about 7 months pregnant and wants me to have the baby, what are the steps.
Find an experienced adoption attorney by contacting your local bar association for a referral. In order for an adoption to be granted, the child must first be "available" for adoption, meaning that the rights of all legal parents must be terminated.See question
i would like to know the difference between a legal separation and a divorce.
A legal separation does not dissolve the bonds of matrimony - the parties remain legally married.
A divorce dissolves the bonds of matrimony.
Both processes must address spousal and child support needs.
A divorce must also address division of marital property and allocation of debt.