We just received a monetary judgment from a show cause hearing from an out of state custody case. The child is now of age. This was the last court hearing. The defendant resides in Cook County. How can it be recorded in Cook County so that it sh...
Petition to register the judgment, then you file a supplementary proceeding to collect it (Citation to discover assets, wage assignment, 3rd party citation, memorandum of judgment, et. al.,).See question
I filed a detailed complaint carefully crafting just one fact per allegation ( all true, most provable by attached exhibits), is this response acceptable in answer to an allegation in a complaint? " neither admits nor denies the allegations contai...
Gonna give you a pro tip, because I don't know how much of a stickler the judge is in your case. Go out, buy a book called Nickols Illinois Civil Practice, get Vol 3. Read it, it covers everything you could ever want to know about pleading drafting/responses in Illinois.See question
My son's father filed suit against me for denying him a visit with my son. I denied that visit because he threatened to hurt my mother when she was supposed to pick up my son. So far in court they have skipped mediation, and because he refuses to ...
Asking a lawyer if YOU need a lawyer is like asking a politician if they want your vote. The answer will ALWAYS be yes.
So with that said, let's look at your question and see if we can't at least point you in the right direction.
First, it seems, if the facts are correct, that "dad" in this case has angered everyone. As a practical matter, I find angering the judge, the very person who decides my client's future, is rarely helpful. Same with the Child Rep (Or GAL), since judge's pay attention to their recommendations. So it's possible this case is going to end in a way that COULD be adventurous to you, at least insofar that allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time are concerned.
Never spend $20 UPFRONT to get back $10 later. Which is my way of saying, can you write down what you think an attorney can do for you in addition to what's presently going on? Many lawyers will boast they can get your attorney fees reimbursed, but of course you have to front the cash to them first. Sometimes they can get them back, but if the person is judgment proof, you get stuck with the bill.
I'm not trying to dissuade you from getting a lawyer. Occasionally we can be pretty useful, BUT you should do a self-evaluation first to see if the money you've set aside for food, shelter, gas, etc should be diverted to someone like me (Or any other lawyer).
Best of luck.See question
It is too cold outside to travel all the way downtown. We have all been before the judge a few times. I want to go to the local courthouse clerk's office to file & spindle it up. Since both courthouses are part of the "Cook County Circuit" I wa...
For MOST Cook County cases, you can file and schedule electronically. Go to their website and register, the cost is $3.95 per filing, plus statutory fees.See question
I wanted to get a trial for divorce and seem to me that I got to go on motion forever,.
Each judge in Cook County (And we have 32 divorce/parentage judges) has their own procedure for setting trial dates. Some, like Judge Reynolds, won't set a trial date "unless discovery is closed and the parties are at issue" (Her words, almost verbatim), while others like Judge Levinson in Rolling Meadows will set a trial date and hold you too it, ready or not.
So first, find out what your specific judge wants. Just about any experiences Cook County lawyer will have been in front of every judge we have (Unless they stick to just 1 courthouse), so they can tell you what the judge expects before trial dates can be set.
I'd recommend contacting a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance. Best of luck!See question
My son's 2 children ages 14 & 15 have been influenced by their mother to make false allegations to police of abuse because they don't want to live with him anymore. They have chores, restrictions and discipline with their father but get to do wha...
If there was an emergency OP filed, you'll get a 21 return date (Your trial Date). If you already had a hearing (Plenary), then you have a 30 day window to appeal or seek a special modification per 750 ILCS 60/224(b). After 30 days, you can only modify based on substantial change in circumstances per 224(c).
Talk to a lawyer in your area for specific guidance.See question
I'm behind n child support, n I found a good job
RDP via your admin order, or if you're lucky and have a judicial order, motion the issue up. Judge's are faster in this area than HFS's office.See question
I'm not even the biological parent whatsoever
But you're still the legal parent. So you either motion up a payment plan or ask for an RDP. No third option absent paying the entire debt.See question
I'm not looking to send it to just anyone but my sister and best friend wanted to read it after all that I had been through. They were by my side through everything and were even interviewed with the psychologist. Can I share with them the final r...
Those reports are typically impounded, meaning generally NOPE. FYI, 604(b) are now 604.10 reports, so it sounds like the report is a bit dated.See question
need to file for custody of my child I live in will county ill and the mother lives in cook county ill child is on a safety plan and lives in will county ill
In Illinois, venue is proper in the county the child resides in. So Will County, and plus, our filing fees are cheaper than Cook's, so better for you cost wise. Talk to a family law attorney in your area for specific guidance.See question