Category Archives: Child Support

Moving from Illinois can complicate child support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Monday, February 24, 2014. A person going through a divorce who plans on moving from the Chicago area afterward may run into complications when minor children are involved. Child support payments must be made regardless of the location of the parents or child. A divorced father recently testified in a Kansas City courtroom that he purposely moved out of the country to Thailand in order to evade making child support payments to the mother of his son. The manContinue reading

Rapper Chief Keef ordered to pay child support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Rapper Chief Keef is currently in a rehab facility, but he will face a large sum of back child support when he returns to Chicago from California, according to a judge’s ruling. Keef’s attorney appeared in court on his behalf while a judge reviewed the findings of a DNA test that confirmed the rapper is the father of a child. The judge ordered Keef to pay child support totaling $50,000 over the next twelve months. Keef, 18,Continue 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

Illinois parents frustrated by lack of child support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Divorced custodial parents throughout Illinois are expressing their frustration withthe state’s child support system. They allege that the system is unable to effectively help them collect child support that they desperately need. On a national level, child support collections were increasing until the start of the economic downturn in 2008. Many parents now must often return to court multiple times in order to obtain the support that had already been ordered. However, some cases are particularly difficultContinue reading

Blue Cross embroiled in child support payment case

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Thursday, September 12, 2013. An Illinois woman has found herself pitted against an unlikely foe in efforts to secure money for her and her children following a divorce. The insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois has refused to comply with a request from the divorced woman to withhold reimbursements to her husband, a self-employed chiropractor, so that she can receive the child support payments to which she and her children are entitled. Blue Cross has contended that itContinue reading

Illinois gambling winnings may be seized to pay support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Monday, August 26, 2013. A new Illinois law aims to help the state reduce the state’s $3.1 billion of unpaid child support. Under the new law, any time a person wins at least $1,200 at a casino or racetrack, those winnings may be taken to pay past due child support. The law became effective immediately. When a person wins more than $1,200, the casino or racetrack is required to check the state’s database, which will be updated in real time.Continue reading

Charlie Sheen seeks to reduce child support for ex-wife

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Monday, July 15, 2013. Illinois residents who follow celebrity news may have heard that television star Charlie Sheen has filed a modification request to change the amount of child support that he pays to his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. According to the actor, he pays Mueller $55,000 in child support monthly even though she has not had their two children in her care since May. Mueller reportedly had their 4-year-old twin boys taken from her care by social workers in early May.Continue reading

Child-Support Laws: A Boon for Gold Diggers?

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Illinois residents may be surprised to learn of the staggering figures that are present in some child support cases. Recent child support cases involving celebrities have highlighted a problem with the existing system: some people may intentionally target others in the hopes of acquiring child support to support themselves. Charlie Sheen’s ex Brooke Mueller recently went to rehab and the former couple’s children were removed from her care. Although the children were then safely in the handsContinue reading

Millionaires squabble over child support

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Saturday, May 4, 2013. While child custody and support battles are usually fought by those with limited means, even the richest are not immune to negative interactions regarding these subjects. Illinois residents may have heard that a former Goldman Sachs executive is accused of conspiracy in hiding assets with his girlfriend to defraud her child’s father out of thousands of dollars per month in child support. The suit claims that the two concealed substantial assets so that the mother couldContinue reading

Judge orders stay in child support case for lottery winner

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. After winning a large Powerball jackpot while knowing that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, a New Jersey father can breathe a slight sigh of relief. Although the man owes approximately $29,000 in back child support, a judge has ordered a stay for the warrant that was issued against him. The Passaic County Sheriff announced that the warrant has been stayed for a few days until the man is expected to appear in aContinue reading