Child Support

  • Consequences of Not Paying Child Support April 13, 2018

    The State of Illinois takes child support obligations seriously. If you’re unable to pay child support, there are a number of problems that may result. Here are some of the consequences of not paying child support from the Chicago family …

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  • Who Pays for College When Mom Remarries? July 26, 2017

    Who pays for college when mom remarries? Many divorces are settled with the understanding that each parent’s contribution to the payment of the minor children’s college education expenses will be determined at the time each child is ready to attend …

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  • Are you receiving child support on time? July 25, 2017

    Are you receiving child support on time? There is a little known law in Illinois (750 ILCS 5/706.1 (E)) which allows a court to assess a penalty against employers who do not remit payments of child support on time. In …

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  • A Million Dollar Chicago child support penalty?

    A million dollar Chicago child support penalty ? On November 29, 2007, the Supreme Court of Illinois upheld a failure to pay child support penalty in the amount of $1,172,100.00. If you think this was an outrageous penalty which had …

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  • Child Support! Who Pays Who? September 23, 2016

    When going through a divorce with a child involved, child support almost always comes up. If you and your former spouse can agree upon no child support, it is far easier, keeps the divorce cost down and helps both of …

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  • Adopting Your Spouse’s Child May 20, 2016

    In many TV re-marriages, there is a touching moment when the new parent offers to adopt the spouse’s child, and the child accepts. Often this is the end of that particular plot line. But is adopting your spouse’s child from …

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  • Establishing Paternity: It’s Not as Easy as D-N-A April 1, 2016

    Work with experienced Chicago Family Law Attorneys Today! We’ve all seen the shows. The envelope comes in. The man and woman are nervous. The audience leans forward. The host unfolds the piece of paper, and out comes those words: “You …

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  • How to Change a Child Support Order in Chicago September 14, 2015

    You’ve been taking care of the children since the divorce and making due with the child support that comes in, but you just found out your ex has a new job and makes much more than ever before. You want …

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