Tag Archives: child support

Child support payments made easier in Illinois

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Support on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Chicago parents who must pay court-ordered child support may now have an easier way to get the payments in on time. Child support is not like other bills, and failure to pay can have serious legal implications and negatively affect the child’s necessities of life. A new app may help to keep track of the child’s expenses and the payments owed by the non-custodial parent. The support of a child is complex, and medical costsContinue reading

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

Is there a season for divorce?

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Illinois residents know that January is filled with new beginnings and resolutions for the upcoming year. Some may call January “Divorce Month,” and according to some experts, it is the time in which many people decide to start researching their options. Visits to popular websites focusing on divorce peaked in January between 2008 and 2011. However, some studies indicate that many people wait until March before they make their final decisions. Another popular time for filing divorce isContinue reading

Plan ahead and protect your assets before divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Family Law on Tuesday, January 14, 2014. When divorce is inevitable, it makes sense to consider financial planning for the ease and benefit of everyone affected. In Illinois, there are obvious economic issues to address like child support, spousal support, and property division, but in the event a divorce will not likely be amicable, it is important to take precautions to protect your assets. Before filing for divorce, take a deep breath, create a file from copies of your financial records goingContinue reading

What to know about liens and divorce

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Sunday, January 19, 2014. Sometimes, when someone fails to pay debts, a lien is placed on a home to establish it as collateral as the debt collection is attempted. Chicago divorcees may be interested in the case of a woman who asked a debt advisor about removing a lien on the home she had previously shared with her ex-husband. The lien was placed because the woman’s ex-husband was behind in child support and alimony payments to his previous wife, andContinue 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

What high asset couples should consider in a prenuptial agreement

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Friday, November 8, 2013. Chicago-area fans may wish newly engaged Kim Kardashian and Kanye West well on their marriage. At the same time, they may wish the couple to have a prenuptial agreement to protect their interests, especially when it comes to Kardashian’s track record: Her last marriage ended after 72 days. A prenuptial agreement makes good sense for the celebrity couple since both have substantial assets they will bring to the marriage. Kardashian is worth an estimated $40 millionContinue 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

Illinois divorce cases may benefit from testimony of experts

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Divorce proceedings can be complicated and divisive, particularly when it comes to custodial and financial issues. While some separating couples are able to agree on most matters, not every divorce proceeds this smoothly. Experts are therefore often used to help resolve certain conflicts. These professionals can be court-ordered or privately retained, and their opinions are often afforded considerable weight by a judge. Child custody and visitation is often a contentious issue, and a psychological expert can be calledContinue reading

Advance planning can negate some mistakes in divorce proceedings

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. Illinois residents thinking about a divorce should consider asking themselves a few questions ending their marriage. Advance planning can cut down on the mistakes people getting divorced make. For openers, a person should meet with a financial planner to understand their financial picture before property division is started. For example, one spouse may desperately want the house, but if they don’t have the resources to support it following the divorce, there is no reason to fightContinue reading