Tag Archives: income

How divorce affects financial aid

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Illinois residents might be confused about how divorce affects financial aid. Some parents might not know which parent should file the Free Application for Financial Aid, which is required for their children to get federal financial aid. The rules for seeking financial aid are different for children of divorced parents than it is for those of married parents. First of all, who the child lives with matters. The parent who fills out the FAFSA shouldContinue 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

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