My legally married wife and I have been married since September 2011?but have not been together or lived in the same state since March 2012. We have one child together who mainly stayed with me last year she stayed with her mom and saw horrific th...
You say you and your spouse do not live in the same state, but you DON'T say in which states you each live. If you're in IL with the child, file in your county by placing your papers with the Circuit Court Clerk in your county. If you're in a state other than IL, talk with lawyers in your state.See question
My husband cheated on me several time I been separated for 1 year now and I am ready to finalize my marriage
Your situation is exactly what the Second Amendment was written for: You're going to get a gun; hold it to his head; and say "Sign the papers you so-and-so . . . or I'll blow your brains out!!"
Actually . . . that's not how it works. So, he refuses to sign the papers . . .so what? That's what lawyers and judges are for. Hire a lawyer, get the issues before a judge, and they'll be resolved by agreement (between you and your husband) or by the judge.
All peace in the world starts with lawyers . . . hire one, today.See question
I had an attorney for a divorce in 2009-2010. My file has pieces of information that are important in an ongoing custody dispute. I have asked for my file, offered to pick it up, but was told there would be a hundred dollar fee. I do not ow...
The attorney has a right to keep his/her copy of the file. You can get a copy, but you'll have to pay for it. I suspect the lawyer is charging you for the cost of pulling the file from the warehouse and making copies. $100 is reasonable. Why not pay it?See question
I have an attorney and GAL on my case I was told it would cost too much to go to trial and I should let my daughters father have her for school because of me renting to buy a house which me and my fiancé were living with his mother before. The GAL...
Why don't you hire a different lawyer, pay a retainer equivalent to the cost of a college education, pay for the drug tests you want done, and move on with trial? There are plenty of lawyers who would be happy to accept that kind of work. If you don't want to pay for the work you are demanding, you'll have to figure out a settlement that will be acceptable for you, your daughter, and her father.See question
My daughter is 17 and wants to move in with me. And her mother told her she can. Should I get a Divorce Attorney, or should I hire one that specialize in custody cases. Also if everyone is in agreement will the Judge grant the custody in one co...
Yes, work with a lawyer. Divorce lawyers, custody lawyers, and family lawyers are all the same -- we all handle the same types of cases and we all work before the same judges in the same courtrooms. Assuming and Mom agree on all points, and Mom signs the written agreement, this will be easy-peasy -- one court date and you'll be done. Something ike this can often be handled on a low-cost, flat-rate, expedited basis.See question
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...
This is all possible; not likely, but possible. There is a case called TURK you should read. Work with your lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer, you need one.See question
Hi so now I am 23 and my stepdad recorded me naked when I was 15 while being in the shower and my mom was at work. I went to a psychiatrist during that time of how much it affected me. My mom did not report him, she just seperated from him a coupl...
As far as evidence goes, you also have YOUR testimony, which would not be insignificant.
It's probably a little late to start criminal proceedings, here. What you've posted probably doesn't amount to "child pornography" under IL law -- it depends on some details you've not posted. There may be other avenues, however, so I'm posting your question over to the "criminal defense" group -- they may offer better insight on the criminal side.
It seems like you're looking more to how to protect your sisters. As a half-sibling, you qualify to have visitation rights with them. If Dad is denying you the opportunity to visit with them, you can go to court and secure a court order that will overcome his objections. Once you have regular access with them, you can keep tabs on how well they're doing and what problems they might be encountering. Be careful about interrogating them, though -- you don't want Dad to use that against you.
Think twice before calling DCFS. Certainly they'd be worth considering if the abuse is occurring, but they're not a great resource in a case like this.See question
I've paid my own bills over 8 years which my divorce decree stats my matinence payments are non modified or reviewable now my ex wants all his payments returned from the first day he started paying
It seems like there is more going on here, than you're publishing.
750 ILCS 5/510(c) says maintenance terminates as of the date that the court finds you to have begun your continuing, conjugal, cohabitation. That's true, unless you and your former spouse agree otherwise (in writing). So . . . just what does your agreement say? What are the facts giving rise to your former spouse's suspicions that you are cohabiting? When did the cohabitation start, if ever?
Gather your papers and go see a lawyer.See question
My husband filed for divorce but I'm refusing & want to order him to go to marriage counseling. We have no kids and nothing to fight for, can the judge make him go to marriage counseling if I refuse to divorce him? My husband also has proof of m...
You can do two things:
1) fight his effort to prove that irreconcilable differences cause the irretrievable breakdown of your marriage and
2) move for a conciliation conference and then seek reconciliation.
Talk with your lawyer about these things -- your lawyer will know how to handle them. If you don't have a lawyer, you need one.See question
My ex-wife is not a good parent and makes poor decisions for our son. She has been indicated by DCFS two years ago. He is better off to have the educational, religious, and medical decisions out of her hands. Additionally, she is unwillin...
You're talking about modifying the decision-making aspect of "parental responsibilities." In the old days it was called "sole custody." Today it's called "sole decision-making power." You can go back to court to modify it, but you should work with a lawyer.See question