Paternity disputes tend to fall into one of two general categories. In the first, the father is trying to establish paternity so that he might be granted certain child custody rights. These rights can vary from a full shared custody agreement with the mother to simple visitation rights with the child.
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In a marriage, you acquire property and other assets (real estate, money, investments) as a couple. You may also have assets from before your marriage. When a marriage is dissolved, these things must be divided up. Generally, anything acquired during the marriage is considered "marital property," while pre-marriage items are not considered marital property.
In Illinois, what used to be called child custody is now called parenting responsibilities. Custody issues may be resolved one of two ways:
Whether you are the seller or the buyer in the deal, don't wait to call our real estate attorneys. We can provide the legal services you need, tailored to where you are in the process. Here are some of the things we do for our clients:
Family court can be very stressful. Among the many issues you will have to deal with is payment of attorney's fees. Prospective clients frequently ask us how much they can expect to spend. The answer is rarely simple.
Mediation is a way for you and your ex-spouse to work out the terms of the divorce with minimal or no decisions made by a judge. It puts the decision-making and terms in the hands of you and your former partner. Many issues can be resolved through mediation, including:
We are frequently asked by elderly homeowners and their families whether there is anything they can do to prevent their house from being sold to pay for expensive long term care in an assisted living facility. In general, Medicaid will not pay for such care until it can be demonstrated that the patient is insolvent. Many people attempt to have their parents deed the house to them to try and keep the home and its value in the family. However, Medicaid has a 5 year look back rule and can void any transfer made during that period which appears to have been completed with the intention of de
In a quest for positive press coverage, our sheriff's office continues to ignore its responsibilities. Judges must follow the law when entering orders determining when someone must leave a property when they fail to pay what they owe. The sheriff has no right to disregard a court order or disregard a judge's determination of when someone must leave.
Once you get past the emotional shock of the loss of a loved one, practical considerations take over. How do I wrap up my family member’s financial affairs and get their assets distributed to the survivors? Answers to these questions are rarely easy and you should seek an attorney to assist you.