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
Can my husband ask for monetary wedding gifts in our divorce? He has stated that he would like his share, but all of that money is gone into bills and groceries. It was deposited into my account and that the time he went to the bank with me to dep...
The marital property was used to pay marital debt. It's gone. End of story. He can ask for it but your lawyer will keep it from happening. Hire a lawyer.See question
Or do I have to wait at least 6 months?
You may file immediately. IF he agrees that the marriage is over, you may divorce immediately, as well. If he objects, you'll have to wait a few months before proceeding over his objection.See question
My child is 11 months old and the father is threatening to take me to court for overnights. I breastfeed her and she still nurses multiple times per night. Will the judge make me stop? What's the law in Illinois on breastfeeding and custody/overni...
Lots of Mom's in your position pump and save the milk. That way the child benefits from time with dad, dad gets the experience and shoulders a share of the responsibility, and you get a little more rest.
Simple solution to a simple problem.See question
I filed for divorce and now im trying to serve my wife. When the sheriff went to serve her she had someone answer the door and say she doesnt live there. Now they wont go back. What do i do now?
Hire a lawyer and let the lawyer do her job.See question
I pay prescription copay in excess of 20% of my gross income for mental health medications. There have been times when I cannot afford the medication and I find I cannot function appropriately at work. Are these costs deductible from my net income...
These costs are NOT deductible from your net income when calculating child support; nor are the costs telated to caring for the child of whom you have "primary physical custody.
There is a way to make this work, however.
You're supposed to look at all income from all sources, then subtract the deductions defined in the law. Medical expenses and caring for children of whom you have custody are not included in the law's definitions.
The result is the amount you SHOULD pay as child support according to the formula. From that point, however, you get to ask the court to "deviate" from the formula based on your needs. So, you figure out how must support you SHOULD pay and then explain that you've got meds to buy and a kid to take care of and ask for a deviation.
I just won an argument like this yesterday for a guy who was caring for a child as the "primary physical custodian" (to use your term).
You should work with a lawyer. Many offer sliding scales for folks of modest means. Make some calls. You really can't afford to do this without a lawyer.See question
I got divorced in 2008 in Colorado. I have 2 children now 15 & 17. My ex-husband moved to Chicago in 2010, is remarried with 2 children under 2 yrs old. I have full custody and the 3 of us now reside in Georgia. I applied with Ga DSS September 2...
There are a couple of ways to go about this and you can almost certainly shift the attorneys fees to him so you'll be reimbursed and it will end up costing you nothing. Call a lawyer in Illinois.See question
I have the right of first refusal for visitation but the girlfriend whom the father lives with doesn't want me on her property. If I try to pick up the kids she will call the police and say no trespassing. There is only a "warning for no trespassi...
Your court papers are supposed to spell out he transition protocol. This doesn't cost a lot. Call a lawyer. Based on what you've posted, you can probably shift the fees to your former husband so it will end up costing you nothing.See question
I have residential custody of my 12 year old son. He visits his mother e/o weekend and 1x a week. My son has recently voiced his desire not to go and has been very adamant about it. There are many reasons-one of them being that recently his mot...
You raise an EXCELLENT point. Your son may also be too young to be exposed to people with brown eyes or raven hair. What are your son's thoughts on racial minorities? He may still be a little young to be exposed to people espousing views different from his Dad's. One way to resolve these issues would be to paint Mom as a bad person and try to drive a wedge between mother and son. A better way would be to parent your child and help him grow up tolerant of others.
Good luck with that.See question