Failure to pay child support can lead to criminal consequences

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Reaching a child support agreement can be a difficult process not only in terms of time but financially as well. In addition it can also take a toll on the parties involved emotionally. Unfortunately as some Chicago area custodial parents, who rely on the support payments to care for their children are aware, the saga does not always end there. For various reasons parents fail to make the required payments. Authorities in Cook County doContinue reading

Reality star’s divorce appears to take turn for the worse

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, January 25, 2013. Earlier this month we wrote about the demise of yet another marriage that played out in front of fans of reality television. At the time Bethenny Frankel filed for divorce the message being sent to the public was that they were friends and would work together to do what is best for their 2-year-old daughter. This past week however the message surrounding the divorce definitely changed. This was made clear in the divorce filing by Frankel’s estranged husbandContinue reading

Kobe Bryant and wife make reconciliation official

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Anyone who has ever been in a serious relationship is likely aware that they can at times be difficult. While in many cases it is possible to work through the hard times, in other instances the parties involved decide to call it quits. When the couple is bound together by marriage, to legally finalize the split, it is necessary to obtain a divorce. Because these can be complicated most do not decide on that option unlessContinue reading

Parents debate over child pics online after divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, January 18, 2013. Social networking has become a mainstay in our society and many Chicago residents like to share pictures of their children. There are many, however, who do not want to expose their children online, or who want to wait until their child is old enough to play an active role in deciding what to post or not post. When parents debate over the parameters of their child’s exposure it can be tense, In the case of divorceContinue reading

Woman who abandoned newborn wants him back

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. When immigrants come to the United States, they are often looking for something better. That was surely the case for one woman who left her home country in 2007, escaping oppression. After settling in Chicago she gave birth to a baby boy a couple years later. However, she feared shunning from her culture because she was not married. She gave birth alone outside an apartment building, and left the boy under a bush. He wasContinue reading

January continues to have most divorce filings

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Saturday, January 12, 2013. The divorce rate has remained steady in the U.S. However, one month tends to see more divorce filings than any other month out of the year: January. January has been referred to as “divorce month” due to the number of divorce filings that occur every year during this month. Why are more divorces filed in January compared to any other month? Many divorce attorneys say that couples wait to file for divorce until after the holidays are over.Continue reading

Sperm donor liable for child support in Kansas?

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Friday, January 11, 2013. A man, who simply donated sperm to a lesbian couple, now faces a demand for child support from the state. While similar cases have not surfaced in Chicago, the circumstances of this situation are rather bizarre. The man under fire noticed a Craigslist ad placed by the couple seeking sperm in 2009. The man agreed, donating sperm for free to the women. Unfortunately, the partners separated after the birth of the child. More damaging, oneContinue reading

Celebrity housewife splits from husband

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. In Chicago, we see plenty of divorce, but that doesn’t change the fact that each experience is unique bringing plenty of issues for all concerned. While most proceeding remain between the clients and their lawyers, some more high profile cases such as the divorce of the former celebrity housewife, Bethanny Frankel gets a little more attention. The model and television personality has filed for divorce from her husband of three years. The couple has a twoContinue reading

Ashton Kutcher formally files for divorce from Moore

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, January 4, 2013. Divorce affects people of all backgrounds. Most in the Chicago area are likely aware of the split in the fall of 2011 between Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. What not all may be aware is that until very recently neither had made a move to formerly end the marriage. This is despite rumors of Moore enjoying the company of other men and Kutcher dating former “That 70s Show” alum, Mila Kunis. Kutcher actually filed for divorceContinue reading