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Ray Choudhry

Ray Choudhry

Mid America Law Offices, Ltd.
  • Probate, Divorce, Family Law...
  • Illinois
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Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner

Practice Areas
  • Probate
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Bankruptcy
  • Social Security Disability
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law
  • Elder Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Medical Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Mid America Law Offices, Ltd.
- Current
General Counsel
Rock Island County Board Republican Minority Caucus
- Current
General Counsel
Rock Island County Republican Central Committee
- Current
Foreclosure Commissioner
HUD
- Current
Rock Island County Public Administrator
Rock Island County, Illinois
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Rock Island County Public Guardian
Rock Island County, Illinois
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Education
Northwestern University School of Law
J.D.
Northwestern University
MBA
California State University - Los Angeles
B.A.
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Rock Island County Bar Association
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
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American Legal Clinic Associaition
Treasurer
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9.2 Superb
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896 Questions Answered

Q. My wife dissipated her 401k, and the divorce is now finalized. Can I still file a dissipation claim?
A: There are strict rules about claiming dissipation. It has to be done in a particular way and in a timely manner. Motion in limine is used to prevent certain testimony in court. Looks like you did not raise the dissipation issue properly and the other attorney was able to prevent you from bringing it up in court. If the motion was granted, you could have mentioned it repeatedly and the judge would have ignored you.
Q. is the admission of parentage only admissible when it is said during a proceeding to adjudicate parentage?
A: There are a lot of whereases to your question. Please explain if there have been any other proceedings, such a child support. Also, did the parties sign voluntary acknowledgment of paternity at birth.
Q. Is a father's son's wife's (all dead) brother allowed to probate father's house when he has a living brother - no wills?
A: What do you mean had a deed to his house in his son's Len (died) name. If Norman put the house in his son's name, it is the son's house and Norman has nothing more to do with it. When the son died, it goes to the son's heirs. Assuming he had no children, it goes to his widow. After the widow died, her estate goes to her children and if none to her parents and brothers and sisters.
Q. I'm separated from my husband who has bipolar. I'd like to use a mediator but I want full custody. Is this recommended?
A: Illinois doesn't have custody/visitation anymore. Instead, it uses parenting plans. This is the recommended Parenting Plan form: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/divorce/Divorce_with_Children_Parenting_Plan.pdf
Q. I need to change the executor of my will, legal guardian and health care.
A: These are legal documents that need to be properly drafted. You probably need a will and powers of attorney for health care and property.
Q. My husband took our children from my mothers and refuses to give them back to me. Is there anything I can do?
A: Here is a sample parenting plan. http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/Forms/approved/divorce/Divorce_with_Children_Parenting_Plan.pdf It makes sense to come to an agreement on this. Depending on how long the children have lived where they live and their ages, the court may decide they are better off staying where they are. His not working or able to support also comes into play. This is not a science. It is always best to come to an agreement rather than have the court decided.
Q. Can I file after the sell of mortgage free home approx a year ago? Home was sold to son for fair market value.
A: If the house was sold for fair market value, that is not a problem. Probably the most important part of a bankruptcy is the ability to claim exemptions in assets. You should see an experienced bankruptcy attorney who can analyze your situation. Off the top, looks like you are OK. https://midamericalawoffice.com/moline-rock-island-county-bankruptcy/
Q. My boyfriend's ex-girlfriend refuses to move out of his house. There is no lease and he is the owner. How do we evict?
A: Sometimes police presence results in the person leaving. Otherwise, she has a month to month rental and has to be given a 30 notice to terminate the rental followed by an eviction proceeding. If a person doesn't pay rent, you can use a five day notice to pay up before starting the eviction.
Q. Mt ex filed for child support ok cool but says I can’t be dad bc he has one already I live in Illinois them in Missouri
A: If she filed for child support, that means there is already a paternity case or she just filed one. You don't pay child support until you are first established as the father. You need to file a request for the court to enter a parenting plan in which will establish your and the mother's rights with respect to involvement with the child. Click the parenting plan (4th on list) to see what it looks like: https://midamericalawoffice.com/divorce-forms/
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