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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
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • 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
- Current
Rock Island County Public Administrator
Rock Island County, Illinois
Rock Island County Public Guardian
Rock Island County, Illinois
Northwestern University School of Law
Northwestern University
California State University - Los Angeles
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
Rock Island County Bar Association
- Current
Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
American Legal Clinic Associaition
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870 Questions Answered

Q. If I'm paying child support, am I on the birth certificate?
A: Looks like your name was not on the birth certificate. Otherwise a DNA test would not have been needed. What you need is a parenting plan giving you parenting rights. The fourth form on this web page is the recommended form in Illinois:
Q. I receive a workers comp settlement 15 yrs ago while I was paying child support to x wife never told her and court
A: Were you required to report it? Double check your court orders. If you were and you short changed her, you could have to repay with interest and possibly face contempt of court charges.
Q. My employer has been taking child suport out of my check but not paying it in
A: This is something the payee's attorney is supposed to take care. There are penalties for employers for not forwarding the withheld child support in a timely manner.
Q. Do I have the right to receive stock my mother had as stock and not cash?
A: This estate is in probate. It is either supervised or independent administration. With independent administration she can do lots of things without reporting to the court. Also, if there is a will, she has to do what the will says. You need to contact the court and get copies of all the filings so you can see what is being done. She has to do an inventory and accounting. You have a right to question it by filing an objection and having a court hearing on it.
Q. What type of lawyer deals with the Treasury Direct Account process
A: If this has to do with social security direct deposits, a social security attorney might be the one to contact.
Q. Is there a way to claim one of my kids through the Courthouse even while being on child support?
A: Awarding exemptions is part of divorce and paternity proceedings. A lot of factors are taken into account. Income of the parties and the Parenting Plan are the most important. File a Petition for Allocation of Exemptions.
Q. If a property in Wisconsin is owed by 4 siblings and one dies without a will does his share of property pass to his chil
A: It depends on how the Wisconsin property was deeded to the four siblings. If it was in joint tenancy it belongs to the remaining siblings.
Q. Is child custody determined before a divorce can be finalized?
A: Illinois no longer has custody and visitation. Instead, it has parenting plans. These are for both divorce and paternity cases. They can even be used in Order of Protection Cases. If there are children in a marriage, they are the most important part of the divorce. It is highly unlikely that a court would grant a divorce without a parenting plan in place. The usual rule is that the parties try to come to an agreed parenting plan. If they can't, the court will order the parties to go to mediation with an experience mediator. Some of the mediators are retired judges. If mediation fails, the court will then hold a trial with both parties allowed to bring in witnesses. Very few divorce cases with children get to this stage. The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a sample parenting plan. The Supreme Court Sample Parenting Plan is the fourth divorce form on this page:
Q. Can I put a clause in a will that says I'll give money to my daughter UNLESS she moves abroad?
A: If this is not for an unlawful purpose, the provision should hold. You have an absolute right to disinherit children.
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Mid America Law Offices, Ltd.
1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Telephone: (309) 797-8000