Joint finances for unmarried couples

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Unmarried Couples on Friday, December 27, 2013. When Illinois couples divorce, the procedure for dividing assets can be fairly straightforward. They try to negotiate an agreement, and if they are unable to do so, the judge will order an equitable distribution of all assets acquired by either spouse. However, unmarried couples may wonder about how to separate their joint finances if the relationship ends. In this scenario, one of the best ways for a person to avoid a problem is to takeContinue reading

Woman still required to repay alimony after bankruptcy

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Monday, December 23, 2013. Illinois residents may be interested in a recent ruling made by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Dec. 9. According to the ruling, after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a woman who received alimony payments beyond the terms ordered by the court still has to return the funds to her ex-husband. A report says that the couple was married in 1988 and filed for divorce in 2005. After the separation, the man wasContinue reading

Information for relocating parents

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Friday, December 20, 2013. It is not terribly uncommon for one person to move to another state when preparing to marry. Thus, Illinois residents may wonder what happens if the couple later divorces, and one parent wishes to move home with children born of the marriage. Before up and moving across state lines, the custodial parent must obtain consent from the other parent or the judge. Some basic information on the process may help make things easier. First, theContinue reading

Illinois boy ordered to be returned to mother

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Monday, December 16, 2013. An Illinois mother will receive custody of her son after a federal judge ruled he must be returned from his father’s home in Ireland. The case, which is complicated by its international boundaries, is of interest to families on both sides of the Atlantic. The most recent ruling comes after a ruling in 2012 that determined the son should live with his father in Ireland. At that time, a court in Ireland ruled that theContinue reading

Divorce battle continues with missing spouse

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, December 13, 2013. As one Illinois couple is finding out, when a marriage ends, sorting out the details can sometimes be a complicated process. When one of the parties is unable to be located, it makes a potentially unpleasant event that much more difficult. In this case, the ex-husband’s lawyers are trying to challenge trial court orders issued during his divorce, but they may have some trouble due to the man’s absence from the jurisdiction. There are at least threeContinue reading

What Illinois residents need to know about divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Regardless of the particular circumstances, according to a divorce columnist on Huffington Post, going through a divorce can be an emotional process. To successfully navigate the divorce maze, a person should educating themself in order to know what to expect. If the services of an attorney are being obtained, it is important at the initial meeting to ask the right questions. For example, if children are involved, how will the issue of child custody be handled along withContinue reading

Divorcees may face unexpected tax burdens

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Monday, December 9, 2013. Financial columnists responding to divorced individuals noted that people may be confronted with unexpected taxes following their separations. In one instance, Illinois residents may have heard of a husband who failed to claim all of his income during his marriage, and his wife was told that she was equally responsible for the outstanding amount after they obtained a divorce. Following her payment of a portion of the money, the woman filed her taxes first and ended upContinue reading

Crackdown on delinquent child support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Monday, December 2, 2013. More than 150 parents from five counties in south Texas were arrested in a week-long operation that was conducted last month. Officials with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office said that these individuals in Cameron, Starr, Willacy, Webb and Hidalgo counties had failed to pay their child support. It remains unknown how the arrests will affect the detainees’ child custody or visitation rights. The parents who were captured had warrants for their arrest based on nonpayment, and possiblyContinue reading