Tips to Reduce Stress as a Single Parent
December 10, 2018
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 4 children are living in a household that has only one parent. While it can be overwhelming to raise a family in a single parent household, finding ways to manage stress is …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
3 Ways to Plan for the Holidays when Divorced with Children
November 28, 2016
What makes holidays special is the family gathering together and depending on which holiday it is, sharing gifts bought for each other. When this will no longer be happening because their parents have split up, it takes a toll on …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
How Can You Help Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce?
February 5, 2016
Ending your marriage can be one of the most stressful times of your life. If this is a bad time for you, imagine how it must feel for your kids. When children’s family dynamic is suddenly changed, it can be …Read More
Implications of changed custody terms in the 2016 version of the Illinois Marriage & Dissolution Act
November 2, 2015
The law continues to develop and change as the needs of the community change. Over the past few years, there have been several major changes to the Marriage and Dissolution Act, and so a comprehensive rewrite has taken place. As …Read More
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 …Read More
Child Support- My ex isn’t paying! Chicago Divorce Lawyer
August 13, 2015
You already went through the pain, stress, and difficulties of obtaining the child support order, and like most of us you would expect that to be the end of it and payment to be guaranteed. The court has spoken, and …Read More
Sole or Joint Custody- which one is right for me? Ask a Chicago Divorce Lawyer
June 18, 2015
Jessica has decided to file for divorce. Her husband, although loving at first, has grown more and more distant over the years. She feels they have nothing in common anymore and are merely roommates instead of married partners. Jessica knows …Read More