Category Archives: Children’s Issues

The Basics of Visitation in Illinois

As any divorced parent knows, the difficult process of ending a marriage involves even greater challenges when there are kids involved. Accounting for the needs of children in a divorce is a high priority for everyone involved, including parents, attorneys and family court officials. One of the critical matters that needs to be settled in… Read More »

Illinois Supreme Court Raises Standards for Wage Garnishment

All too many parents in Illinois know that winning a favorable child support determination is often only half the battle. A disturbingly high number of noncustodial parents are perfectly content to flout these orders and refuse to pay in defiance of the courts. Direct wage garnishment is one of the most powerful and effective tools… Read More »

What to Do If You Are Struggling to Pay Child Support

There is definitely a stigma against parents who fall behind on their child support payments. However, many come by it honestly. It can be difficult to know what to do when a job loss, disability or other reduction in income suddenly makes a previously manageable support obligation completely beyond your reach. What’s more, the first… Read More »

Things You Can Do to Help Your Custody Petition

There are few legal situations where the stakes are higher than child custody disputes. Judges have broad discretion to look at every aspect of each parent’s relationship with the child or children. This means that a successful custody bid often depends just as much if not more on what happens outside the courtroom than what… Read More »