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Social Media Can Impact Your Child Custody Case

Child CustodyFacebook, one of the most popular sources of social media, is used by more that a billion people every day. Many people communicate with friends and family through Facebook instead of writing, texting or telephoning. It's a valuable social media source for communication, but it can also be a source for gathering useful evidence in divorce and child custody cases. A child custody lawyer can provide important legal information that will help to avoid social media impact on a child custody case in Illinois. Gathering Social Media Evidence ...Read More
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Child Support Enforcement Achieves Positive Results

Failure to pay child support is a common problem. In 2011, it was estimated that custodial parents were owed $37.9 billion in child support payments. That averaged out to $6,050 per child, or roughly $500 per month. Of the money owed, $34.8 billion was owed by non-custodial fathers, and $3.1 billion was owed by non-custodial mothers. Enforcement efforts by the courts and other agencies were able to collect 62.3% of those funds, or roughly $3,770 per child. From 2001 to 2012, records from the Office of Child Support Enforcement show a 50% increase in child support collections.  (Article continues below Infographic) Read More
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What Parents Should Know About Overdue Child Support

Divorce LawyerOne of the most important determinations to be made during any divorce proceeding is the awarding of child support to the custodial parent. This money is used by custodial parents to put food on the table and clothes on the children. It is also used to help cover housing and other expenses of the household necessary for the children's well-being. It is estimated that nearly 50% of all children will witness the break-up of their parents' marriage before they turn 18. As any divorce attorney will state, these children rely on child support...Read More
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When The Other Parent Commits Parental Alienation in Illinois

LawWhen parents come to the decision that living together and raising their children as a couple is not possible, the experience is often emotionally stressful. When the children involved begin to become negatively affected due to the actions of the other parent, however, family lawyers and the Illinois court system frequently become involved. Parental alienation, a syndrome that has impacted the lives of children throughout the United States, is an example of this type of situation. What is Parental Alienation? In the state of Illinois, paren...Read More
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A New Model For Family Law

HCPOAEntering its eighth year in April, Dawson says her firm has grown by at least 20 percent each year in terms of clients and income and added six attorneys since its founding. If the firm does look to expand more in the future, Waltz and Dawson say, they would look into more services that complement their clients rather than trying to incorporate practices, such as personal injury or medical malpractice. Click read more to see the article in Chicago Lawyer Magazine: A New Model for Family Law from wpdlegal...Read More
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