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The Cook County Clerk’s office is holding 6 million dollars in unclaimed child support. It appears fairly easy to find out of you have any unclaimed child support. Can’t hurt to just put your name in if you ever received child support.
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Child support is not just about what your “earn” it is also about your “lifestyle.” What you earn and report as income to the IRS is still very relevant to calculating child support. If you have no income, the court may not order any child support or could order a nominal amount such as $20 per week. That said, even individuals who have little to no “income” for IRS purposes still live and some live pretty well. The Illinois Appellate Court recently heard an appeal of a man in Cook County who was ordered to pay $2,000 per month in child support desp
This is my first blog post in what I hope to be many more dedicated to marriage and divorce law. As a full-time divorce attorney who does litigation, I receive many petitions and motions (also referred to as pleadings) in the mail and via fax from opposing parties and counsel. The most common pleadings I receive are to set child support, maintenance, a child visitation schedule and or modify the above. There are also petitions for interim and prospective attorney fees, to sell property like the marital residence, for exclusive possession of the residence, for a spouse to m