Archive, September 2016.
A 35-year-old Illinois man was recently sent to jail for not paying child support. The man was arrested and charged with contempt of court for not paying child support fees. The judge said that he could be released if he posts $250 bail. This recent police beat report is notable because it is relatively rare that someone will be jailed for not paying child support. However, it is possible; as such, parents who are responsible for paying child support should not simply stop making payments without first consulting with a skilled legal professional in the area.
Posted in Child Support | Tagged child support payments collect child support delinquent child support DuPage County child support attorneys failure to pay child support Illinois child support
When you are considering divorce, it is important to think about all the consequences that a divorce might bring. One of the major aspects to think about involves the tax implications of divorce. Indeed, it is important to understand some of the tax implications of a divorce, but there may also be exceptions or specific sections of tax law that may apply to your specific situation that are not mentioned here. The best way to find out exactly what tax implications you should be aware of is to talk to a skilled divorce attorney who is knowledgeable about the tax implications of divorce.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged divorce divorce tax implications divorce taxes DuPage County tax consideration divorce attorneys health insurance and divorce
A child support case where a Cook County judge ruled that a woman was due $2.3 million from her ex-husband and his employer was recently settled out of court with a settlement listed to be $299,000. This case centers around Scott Bos, the father of the children, and his employer at Country Chevrolet where he was a finance manager. Bos was supposed to pay child support to his ex-wife Lisa Watson and Country Chevrolet was supposed to withhold those payments from his paycheck as per a court order that was entered. However, Country Chevrolet refused to withhold the payments from Bos’ checks and…
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It has been a little over two years since same-sex marriage became legal in Illinois. Bill Flick, a Pantagraph columnist, recently wrote about how now we are starting to see more same-sex divorce. He quotes an unnamed divorce lawyer who said ‘Even unhappy couples make it a year or two.’ Now that same-sex divorces have started to happen more frequently, it is important to understand them and how they may be the same and different from opposite-sex divorces.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged child custody division of property divorce DuPage County divorce lawyers same sex marriage
If you are thinking about getting married and you and your spouse are considering signing a prenuptial agreement, you may be curious as to what you can and cannot include under Illinois law. Theoretically, you can put anything you want in there, but Illinois will only recognize the parts that they allow and, depending on the circumstances, going too far afield may call the entire document into question. If you are thinking about a prenuptial agreement you should talk to a skilled prenuptial agreement attorney to make sure that the agreement will be upheld and also that your rights are …
Posted in Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements | Tagged DuPage County prenuptial and postnuptial agreement attorneys Illinois law Parenting Responsibility prenuptial agreement Spousal Support
The Chicago Tribune reported on a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision regarding property division after cohabitating couples break up. This case was about a lesbian couple who had been together for over 25 years but had recently broken up. The two were never married. The court ruled that the couple was not entitled to the same property division protections that a married couple would have access to.
Posted in Property Division | Tagged common law marriage division of property DuPage County property division attorneys Illinois law Illinois Supreme Court
A new law was just passed in Illinois that affects people who have restraining orders against them. The law further restricts the ability to own guns for people who have orders of protection against them or other specific domestic violence charges.
Posted in Domestic Violence | Tagged domestic violence DuPage County family law attorneys new law in Illinois order of no contact orders of protection Restraining Orders
If you are thinking about or in the process of divorce, you need to be careful of making one of the common financial mistakes that many people make during a divorce. Indeed, make sure to understand these common mistakes and how you can avoid them, and do not hesitate to reach out to a skilled attorney for help.
Posted in Divorce | Tagged divorce divorce finances divorce taxes DuPage County divorce attorneys financial help
In the beginning of the year, Illinois got rid of the family law terms “custody” and “visitation.” Now the law that governs who children will live with after a divorce and who has the power to make decisions for the children, the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, uses the terms “parenting time” and “allocation of parental responsibilities” instead. Though these terms have been in use since the beginning of the year, many people still may be confused about what the change means and the reasons for the change. This article discusses what the changes mean for …
Posted in Family Law | Tagged allocation of parental responsibilities child custody child visitation divorce Illinois family law attorney parenting time
Many news and celebrity gossip outlets have covered the divorce of actor Johnny Depp and his former wife, actress Amber Heard. The divorce was especially messy because there were accusations of domestic violence from Heard. Because of the notoriety of the couple, details of their marriage and divorce have been made public with both sides giving sometimes contradictory messages. NBC News recently reported that the exes have reached a settlement and the divorce can go through.
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Pets can often feel like family members. So, when there is a divorce, the family pets may be affected as well and couples may fight over whom the pet lives with after the divorce. This article looks at the laws and rules regarding pets during a divorce in Illinois.
Posted in Property Division | Tagged division of property divorce DuPage County property division attorneys pet custody pets and divorce