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BREACH OF PROMISE TO MARRY

The Woman filed her complaint for breach of promise to marry pursuant to the Promise Act.  In her complaint she alleged that the Man had proposed marriage to her. He had presented her with an engagement ring.   They had promised to marry each other.  They scheduled the marriage ceremony and the reception. The Woman made [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Family Law Articles|0 Comments

WHAT IF YOU FIND OUT LATER HE HAS BEEN MARRIED THREE TIMES ALREADY!

A court shall declare a marriage invalid (annulled).  If the other party was induced to enter into the marriage. “By fraud involving the essentials of marriage.”  Husband had been married three times.  Wife never knew. When she found out, she wanted an annulment.  The trial court granted her request for an annulment.   Husband appealed. The [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Family Law Articles, Family Law Issues|0 Comments

PARENT RESPONSIBLE FOR SON’S LEGAL FEES

A lawyer represented Jason in his divorce matter.  Jason and his parents had agreed to pay the bill.  Jason and his father had signed the lawyer’s fee contracts.  The parents paid the retainer and other bills to the lawyer. A final divorce decree was entered.  The lawyer sent his final bill for his services.  He [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Family Law Articles, Family Law Issues|0 Comments

CHILDREN CAN’T BE PARTIES TO THEIR PARENT’S DIVORCE

  The parties were in the process of getting divorced.  Their two adult sons filed a petition so they could personally be involved in the divorce. They wanted to be sure their college expenses would be paid as part of the divorce. Their parents had not yet finalized anything about educational expenses for the two [...]

By | January 4th, 2018|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law Articles|0 Comments

WHAT IF DNA PROVES THAT I AM NOT THE FATHER?

A case had been brought by DCFS against the mother and the man (‘PF’ for Presumed Father) who called himself the father of one (A.A.) of four children.  PF was mother’s live-in boyfriend. PF had signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, VAP.  He listed himself as the father on the child’s birth certificate.  He is [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|DCFS-related, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU POST ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

  Husband posted comments on his Facebook page.  He stated that he had intentionally and secretly recorded a court hearing.  The recording was in violation of Illinois Supreme Court Rule 63(A)(8).   He encouraged other people with court cases to do the same. The court held a hearing regarding the secret recording.  Husband testified that he [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Family Law Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS

  Wife's attorney was granted leave to withdraw. The court struck the upcoming trial date.  The court reset the trial date to a "firm and final" trial date.  That date was more than 90 days away. Wife filed a petition for interim attorney fees. She wanted money now so that she could hire another attorney. The [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Divorce, Family Law Articles|0 Comments

IS A CONVICTED CHILD SEX OFFENDER ENTITLED TO VISITATION RIGHTS?

  Father was convicted of a sex offense. With a minor child outside of Father’s family. The statute said that he could not get court-ordered visitation.  The law provided that a non-custodial parent who is a convicted child sex offender is not entitled to visitation rights.  Until he successfully completes his criminal sentence.  And “a [...]

ORDER OF PROTECTION STANDS AGAINST BAD STEPDAD

  Father sought an Order of Protection (OP) against stepfather of Father’s three daughters.  Stepfather lived with Mother and the three girls. Father alleged that stepfather physically and sexually abused two of the girls. The girl’s ages were then 7 and 4 (S.C.). The Court entered a plenary OP, after hearing. A plenary OP lasts for [...]