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US IL - I want to amend a Small Estate Affidavit [closed]

I already finalized and notarized an SEA to deal with some estate matters. I am near complete with collecting and accounting for assets and paying creditors and heirs as the final step. However since ...
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Can a trust be changed if it can be proven the terms were setup to continue psychological abuse?

I have a trust fund that's designed so the trustee heavily controls my access to the finances. I have to give him a bunch of documentation to get money. It's my understanding most trusts just let you ...
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Sexually assaulted with a firearm by chicago police

Long story short. Approximately 20 years ago I was sitting in my vehicle in a parking lot when a minivan pulled up behind me and several undercover officers jumped out of the minivan, simultaneously ...
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Are extended magazines legal in chicago/cook county for ccw holders?

There are some different laws surrounding Chicago and Cook County's handgun magazines. Here is Cook County's law regulating handguns Here is Chicago's law regulating handguns. Chicago: "High ...
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Trespass Law in Illinois

Can you be trespassed by a municipality over a privately owned property only by verbal warning or does notice have to be given for the trespass to be deemed legal ? Under the law what actually ...
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Can an employer waive your right to overtime pay in Illinois as a W2 employee?

I recently signed an offer letter for a "contract" job through a staffing agency to work for another company. It's a W2 position and the offer letter had verbiage similar to this: "You ...
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Recent changes to Illinois law regarding notification of a lawsuit via email; what responsibilities does sender have re. verification of receipt?

A recent local news item describes a woman who received notification of a lawsuit in her "junk email" account while she was in the hospital, giving 21 days to reply. She did not reply, and a ...
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Is it illegal to take turns going to the bathroom with an unrelated 3 year child in the same room if the child doesn't see anything?

I just wanted to know hypothetically. Like for a babysitter or a teacher on a field trip. For instance if you went a play for a class Field trip and the child got upset at a scary part so you take the ...
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Can I break my lease because of being lied to [closed]

So my lease stated we are paying water and sewer per usage in the lease, but when it came time to be billed for water and sewer after living here for a week, the bill was/is $300. When I confronted ...
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How to reinstate a revoked licence in Illinois

Around 10 years ago I was a dumb kid and made a lot of mistakes. I received two DUIs before I was 18. Since then I have changed, moved to China to live for 8 or so of those years, but I have finally ...
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Do I have any recourse outside of the third party that processes red light camera violations in Illinois?

I received a letter in the mail yesterday from payonlineticket-dot-com with a "Final determination of violation liability" for supposedly violating some red light law. The video on the site ...
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Is there a reason not to use liability insurance?

I was recently hit by a car while riding my bike home from work, and the police determined that the driver was at fault and wrote her a ticket. She is insured, and presumably has enough liability ...
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Deduction of relocation payment from last paycheck of terminated employee [duplicate]

Can an employer deduct the payment of relocation expenses from the last paycheck of a terminated employee in Illinois? Assume the employee is being terminated before the time period specified in the ...
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State's Attorney Lied In Court [closed]

A detective was subpoenaed to testify. He did not show up. His absence was objected to, and the State's Attorney said she would have to look into it. The detective was asked about his absence when a ...
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Registering for copyright under a pen name

I am working on registering my book for copyright but am trying to keep my legal name out of it. How does one file a copyright for a book and only register it under said pen name?
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In Illinois, can a company contact their employee's other company?

In the case where an Illinois resident holds two full-time jobs (e.g.remote jobs) without the knowledge of either company and Company A becomes aware of this. Surely, Company A will rightfully ...
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Can an easement be removed if it's not necessary?

There are two easements across two parcels of my property. Both are 50-foot wide, adjacent, appurtenant, easements that are used by the individual who originally sold our property to the people we ...
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Can I build on an easement?

I live in Jackson County, Illinois. I failed to check if there was an easement before buying my house, and got saddled with a 50-foot-wide ingress/egress easement. I know this is unusual, but it ...
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Accident involving left turn into private drive and a passing vehicle

Where does fault lie in the following situation; and what tickets if any should be issued according to Illinois Motor Vehicle Code and why? Please cite IL MVC code that applies. A 3 lane (unmarked) ...
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Why can gun shops sell guns in areas with ordinances restricting them?

In Chicago/Riverdale(Cook County) there are local ordinances against owning "assault-style" weapons, yet there are multiple firearms dealers in these cities/villages. Does the banning of ...
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Can a judge amend by interlineation?

If a lawsuit is filed and one side wants to amend it by interlineation, can the judge amend the document and place it in the file or must the lawyer for that party amend it and file it?
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What Happens To Shared Land When An HOA Is Dissolved?

An HOA was formed in Illinois back in 2006 a big developer was going to build houses. They established some rules/covenants and established the property lot lines. It also established some small ...
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Is there any religious exemption to EEOC-1 reporting requirements?

I work for a church and school. We have just over 100 employees that work for a NFP integrated auxiliary of the church. The church and the auxiliary both are 501 c 3 with separate FEIN. Is the ...
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What would the Blues Brothers have been charged with?

In 1980 comedy film The Blues Brothers, brothers Jake and Elwood Blues commit a seemingly endless series of crimes over the course of about eleven in-story days. They: evade arrest for Elwood’s ...
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Right of way: U-turn vs right turn (Illinois)

This is basically the exact same question as this question, but for Illinois, USA. I witnessed a car waiting to turn right at a red light and then began to turn during a break in traffic and was ...
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Can a parent insist that her child (teen) stop assisting police?

This is based on a situation early in the novel The Witness by Norah Roberts. Suppose that a sixteen-year-old girl (E) witnessed a serious crime, in fact a double murder, apparently by an organized ...
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Who, or what, is the custodian mentioned in the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act?

According to the Illinois Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act (765 ILCS 745/11): Provisions of mobile home park leases. Any lease hereafter executed or currently existing between an owner and ...
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Can i feed birds in my patio in Illinois

I am living in a town home in one of the North-west suburbs of Chicago. This is a newly constructed town-home with wooden decks in the patios of all the residents. The community is not yet fully ...
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Can an Association or Society Be Formed as a For-Profit Company?

I'm part of a group of three people who have worked for a while in a specific business niche. We pooled our knowledge and contacts and realized that a lot of businesses could benefit from the ...
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Which state's defensive driving test to take in case of out-of-state speeding ticket?

A friend, who is resident of IL and has an IL DL, got a speeding ticket in Oklahoma, which they refused to sign. They were charged to drive at 61 mph in a 40 mph zone with a ticket of $259. Can they ...
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US tax law for working remotely abroad

I'm working in an American tech company in Illinois. Recently I traveled abroad and am working remotely for 3 months (I'm a green card holder). Are there any tax laws in this case? Shall I report it?
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How to interpret illinois SB 3242 'covered services' definition?

Background: I did a dental procedure during the waiting period of a new dental plan. My dentist contest that contracted prices do not apply during this period despite the fact that the insurance ...
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Legal recourse for harassment from juveniles at my apartment complex?

I have been dealing with a slowly escalating situation at my apartment building. A group (6-10) of juveniles (10 years - 16 years old?) have been causing issues. Here are a few: Entering a small ...
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Can you cross examie during preliminary hearing in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, during a preliminary hearing on a criminal charge, can a judge refuse to let the defendant and his lawyer cross examine the state's sole witness?
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How to determine HOA rights for roof replacement

I live in a collection of townhouses (about 100) with an HOA. Certain blocks of townhouses share a roof, but they are fee simple and homeowners are legally responsible for their roofs, although the ...
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Pass red light in another state

My car is registered in California, but I was on a road trip and accidentally passed a red light in Chicago, Illinois. It was yellow, but quickly became red. And I noticed the camera flash (it was 4AM ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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How many children can sleep in a room of a given size in Illinois?

I'm going through a parenting plan modification. Currently my kid has overnights, and there are three kids (7, 11 and my son 4) sleeping in a 108 sq ft room with three beds... I do not think this is ...
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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

Yesterday there was a knock on my door and then I could hear my door being unlocked. Someone was attempting to enter my unit, he had keys so he unlocked the door and deadbolt, but I had the security ...
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Can a renter get a vehicle towed from an apartment parking lot?

My apartment complex, which has very limited permit parking,* also has several highly-conspicuous signs warning that unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Additionally, ...
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How to break lease when neighbors violate lease (smoking)? (Illinois)

To live in my building, we all signed an agreement saying there is no smoking allowed. Well someone has been smoking on my floor. There has been 4 notices from management to all people living on the ...
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Contempt of court?

Ex partner agreed to sign a quit claim deed as part of the parenting plan back in March 2019. To this point he is refusing and still won’t sign it and submit to recorders office. Is this something I ...
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Can an out of state driver's license be used to verify DOB in Illinois for a state ID?

The DMV page to apply for a state ID or driver's license in Illinois states that you need to bring proof of your date of birth to obtain an ID card. It links to an acceptable documents PDF which under ...
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My friend has alot of cash (about 55K in $100s) on hand and is afraid to put it in a bank. Should he be? [closed]

My friend was paralyzed from an injury when he was a teenager (about 30 years ago now). He has amassed about 55K in cash from being a small time marijuana dealer. He literally keeps it next to him at ...
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Is it legal in Chicago to shoot looters?

I was stuck in the riot, in Chicago, a few days ago, and felt rather threatened by the degree of organized lawlessness. I walked out of my home to purchase a soda, and saw an organized raid of 7/11 ...
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Developed initial version of website in belief contract would get signed. They backed out. Is the site mine?

The title is probably my best summary. It is similar to this other unfortunate scenario, but I ask here because of a few differences. So here are the mains: Two months ago I sent an email to a guy on ...
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Daughter dies at party

My 19 year old step daughter attended a party in Illinois. One kid slipped a pill in her drink which caused her to have a heart attack and die. After watching this play out, this boy didn't even ...
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Illinois Standard Marital Interrogatories

Illinois Supreme Court allows for up to 30 questions to be asked in Interrogatories. However it's not clear what constitutes a question. The Standard form appears to have 27 questions, but there ...
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Tenant lost the job because of covid-19 and unable to pay the rent. Now what?

I own a condo apartment in Schaumburg Illinois. The tenant has lost her job because of COVID-2019 and is unable to pay the rent. I however have to pay the monthly installments as mortgage for this ...
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Is it fraud to intentionally mislead a buyer about the value of an item for sale?

Jimmy intentionally lies to Marco by telling Marco that Jimmy has a Kennedy half-dollar that's worth $800 because Kennedy is facing left not right. The actual value of the half-dollar is only $0.50. ...