I make good money and have never had issues paying 20%. My job is overwhelming to the point that it's effecting my health. I work >60 a week without overtime (salary employee), I am in school, and my wife is expecting a child soon as well. I am co...
You will have the burden of proving both a substantial change in circumstance and a good-faith basis for leaving your current employment. Do you have medical documents from doctors regarding the stress on your physical health? Such would be beneficial. Additionally, have you looked for a lateral move or have you applied to places with a similar salary but a different work environment. As previously stated, you will have the burden of proving good faith, and an attorney on the other side will be attacking that at every step. You should consult with an attorney to more fully understand this matter and what your options are.See question
Half the fine what will happen tomorrow at court?
I strongly recommend that you retain a lawyer or request time to retain a lawyer. I have aided clients in the past with keeping their court supervision by getting additional time and ensuring that the treatment and community service got done.
However, why are you waiting until now to seek a legal advice?! If they revoke your court supervision, a conviction for DUI will enter and your license will be revoked (not suspended). You could also be re-sentenced to jail if your court supervision is revoked. It is always important to have an attorney present.See question
The biological mother of a child never told the biological father about the child until he was 4 yrs old. By this time she was married and her wife legally adopted the child. He has told me that all the lawyers he talk to are not interested in his...
Like everyone has said, this depends on the specific facts of the case, including whether certain notices were given, how long it's been since the father found out, and several other facts. It is possible for the father to obtain parental rights, but it would depend on facts that are not known or disclosed in your post. I had a somewhat similar type of case a couple of years ago, so under certain circumstances it is possible.
Again, as others have said, consult with an attorney. There are attorneys out there, he should just keep looking. Don't get discouraged.See question
I was hurt at work, during the regular course of a day I tore a bicep tendon. I had surgery a week later and was off work for weeks on opiate painkillers. Is there a standard settlement for such and injury?
Yes, if you were injured at work,you have a claim under the Worker's Compensation Act and would be entitled to a settlement or an award. As others have said, there is no standard settlement. However, experienced workers compensation attorneys know where a good settlement would be.
Nevertheless, insurance companies aren't always reasonable and willing to settle for a fair amount. Thus, you should have a workers compensation lawyer who is willing to take the matter to trial in front of the arbitrator if the insurance carrier won't be reasonable.
Finally, attorney fees and rates are also set by the Workers Compensation Act as well, so you will not have to pay your attorney anything upfront. The attorney will simply certain amounts not above the statutory amount upon your recovery.
I strongly recommend you retain an attorney to pursue your claim. Insurance companies won't deal with you fairly until you have an attorney.See question
My son is not married to his ex girlfriend, but they have a child together. She has told my son that she will not let him see his son and she is moving out of state. She made him move out Christmas Eve and now 2 days later moved out of the house w...
Your son needs to file a petition to establish parentage and for determination of parental responsibilities and parenting time (formerly custody & visitation) before the mother moves out of state. Once your son establishes parentage in Illinois, he will likely at a minimum get frequent regular court ordered parenting with the child(ren). The mother will also have to seek court approval to move outside the state of Illinois or more than 50 miles inside the state of Illinois.
Your son needs to act quickly in order to establish his rights and prevent the mother from moving or further harming/interfering with his relationship with the child(ren).See question
Wife and I have been married just over a year (14 months). We don't see eye to eye on nearly anything. We are both willing to sign divorce papers and move on. I purchased a home prior to our marriage and our principal payment is only roughly $75 a...
The Circuit Clerk's Office (including Peoria and Tazewell Counties) have forms available if you are wanting to complete the divorce paperwork pro-se without an attorney.
That being said, I never recommend attempting a divorce without the assistance of a lawyer at least to make sure all the paperwork is done correctly. As others have said, it will not costs thousands for a simple uncontested/agreed divorce. Many local attorneys have fairly reasonable prices for such cases, (I know firsthand).
You just have to call around. It is also cheaper to get it done correctly the first time, since mistakes later on always cost a lot more to fix in my experience.See question
I am curious as to how I collect my ex spouse's pension under a Divorce decree. My ex spouse is a few years from retirement and I am unsure on how to obtain the 50% payout due to me. Do I submit a copy of the divorce decree to her employer now, ...
As everyone has said, preparing a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a complex process as the form of the order will vary depending on the retirement fund manager. Additionally, a mistake in the order could cause an incorrect calculation of your share of the pension/retirement account. You should definitely consult with an attorney to have QDRO prepared.See question
About 8 yrs ago I moved out of state and my ex subpoenaed me back and made it to where I cant leave the state til she is 18. A few yrs ago he moved to IN and I recently found out he has been trying to talk our daughter into moving. She hasn't want...
Unless your Ex files a Petition to Modify Custody, Visitation, and to Remove the Child from the State of Illinois and is successful in obtaining court orders for the same (which would not be an easy or inexpensive task), you have complete control over where your daughter resides. Do not give in to the threats of you ex. Simply wait until he Petitions the Court and then obtain an attorney to handle your defense.
Finally, as others have said, you could also be successful in petitioning the court to allow you to move out of state now since your Ex also resides in another state. However, if you file such a petition now, you may cause your Ex to counter petition for custody and removal as well. Thus, you may simply wait and see if you ex takes any action over this matter and actually retains an attorney to correctly petition the court for custody and removal. Its going to take some action, effort, and money on his part to even begin the process.See question
I'm 17 & recently got three tickets. I got a speeding ticket for 45 in 30, & no insurance on demand. Then about two weeks later in a different county, I was with some friends and wasn't driving my vehicle but still was charged with illegal transp...
As a person subject to the Illinois Graduated Licensing Program you should retain an attorney to make sure that what you have been charged with has the least impact on your license as possible. Many attorneys are very reasonable for traffic matters. Although your citations are serious, an attorney would be able to resolve your fears and worries.See question