I am looking to get a cosigner for a apartment I want to apply for and I want to know how long must they stay on the lease according to Chicago/Illinois law before you can legally remove them? I know at certain apartment places, you can do a lease...
The co-signer is going to be bound for the term of the lease unless the landlord voluntarily allows you to amend (and they will have no incentive to do so).See question
Unfortunately my father just passed away about 2 weeks ago. His death was unexpected and he never created a will, or made any one an authorized person over his mortgage. What kind of lawyer do i need to see to have authorization to talk to the mor...
I'm sorry for your loss.
You should contact a probate attorney (they deal with estates after death). The probate attorney will help you decide whether it is possible/wise to try to keep the house.See question
I was fired from my job after being accused of stealing. My boss claimed they had video footage of me stealing but would not show me the evidence. Are they allowed to not show me the evidence? Is this justified? How would stand in court?
Employees in Illinois are generally at-will. This means they can be fired for any reason or no reason, so long as it is not an illegal reason. The most common illegal reason is discrimination based on membership in a protected class.
Employers do not need to show employees evidence of alleged thefts.
Also, this is an employment law question, not personal injury.See question
I was bitten by a neighbors dog and provided him with the receipts of my medical expenses. He has now presented a 3 page (very legalese ) release document for me to sign and he will not cover the cost of having an attorney review . I don't wa...
You need to first understand the difference between case costs and attorney fees. If you win in small claims court, you will be awarded your case costs (which are generally the filing fee and summons fee). You will not, however, be awarded attorney fees.
In he U.S., with limited exception, litigants have to pay their own attorney fees. You have no claim for attorney fees.
Dog bite injuries, even minor ones, are pretty good cases as long as the other party has assets or insurance (most homeowners have insurance). If there are assets or insurance, hire a lawyer. Lawyers typically take these cases on a 1/3 contingency fee.
You should not sign a release without having a lawyer review it, you may be harming yourself - or at least not protecting yourself. You have no duty to settle or sign a release, you can just continue with the lawsuit if the other party does not offer enough for a settlement to make sense.See question
in the joint petition for simplified dissolution, one of criteria is "neither parties has any interest in real estate", what does that mean?
This is a divorce question, not a probate question. I will change the practice area to reflect that and attract divorce lawyers.
It basically means you don't own real estate, but it is called an "interest in real estate" because there are lesser ways to own real estate than what non-lawyers would consider "ownership."See question
My father recently passed away. We have not received any medical bills after 2 months of being first hospitalized. He was hospitalized from January 8-March 10. He does have a small credit card bill with a few more monthly installments due. Also,...
Your father's estate owes for the debts, not his children. If the estate has insufficient funds the creditors may not be paid in full. You should consult a probate lawyer, even if the estate is small.See question
I was rushed off the road by a bad driver and nose dived into the wall of a ditch then the car went airborne then landed grill first straight up then rolled once or twice and landed upside down. The passenger side airbags deployed but not the driv...
Airbag cases are extremely expensive and difficult. I have handled these cases before and they are generally only viable if the injury is very extreme (death or paralysis). You can consult with an injury/products liability lawyer, but the degree of injury may prevent the economics from working.See question
I found my Mother's Will 45 days after her passing.
Within 30 days, but it is very common to miss the deadline.See question
I had 4 tenants (all evicted) with a large judgement amount awarded to me. These 4 people all have jobs but make just enough to not have their wages eligible for garnishment. 2 of these people I can't find and the other 2 live at the same residenc...
Collection can be very difficult and a person generally isn't going to have much success collecting from a person that earns minimum wage. If the wages are exempt it is highly unlikely they will have other non-exempt assets. It's probably going to be a waiting game until they get better jobs.
Where the other roommates live is not going to be relevant to your citation. A professional debt collection attorney can usually find people using tools not generally available to the public.See question
My landlord seems to tell the other tenants in my apartment building that I'm late on my rent or I haven't paid since whenever. Is there any privacy law that my landlord is breaking?
I'm not aware of any such law. In fact, when the landlord sues/evicts you the delinquency will be public record for everyone to see.See question