I assume that you are being sued and have to defend a Rule to Show Cause. You should explain your reasons to the judge. If you have not previously filed a petition to modify child support, you should and explain why you cannot earn the same living as you did previously. Your reasons should...View More
My daughter and the baby's father were never married and are no longer in a relationship. The break up has not been civil. No physical abuse but lots of verbal threats of taking the baby away and refusing to pay child support etc. She is looking to have everything documented through the court... View More
My ex wife who had 2 children by my biological father and I left Illinois with a known address but wasn't notified and now the child in question ❓ is 45 with grandchildren and my ex is still receiving and I went to a court but they said they couldn't stop my social security benefits... View More
Let's try to uncomplicate these issues a little bit. Your ex wife had 2 kids with your father but was never married to him. He is now dead. Do I have this accurate so far? One of those children is 45 with grandchildren. Your ex is receiving what and why?
I am ordered to pay back pay of child support but lost my job in July and my unemployment was denied but recently got it appealed but I was so backed up in my bills for the last few months so I caught up as much as I can. I owe 4,200 in support and only have 2,800. My court date is on October 24th... View More
I don't know what you can do at this point. It sounds like you have been representing yourself, already have been found in contempt and are awaiting sentencing. Under the facts presented here, there should not have been a contempt finding and there would be no sentencing hearing. So I am...View More
In Illinois, if you're unable to post bail related to a child support matter, the length of time you might remain in jail can vary. Typically, non-payment of child support could lead to a finding of contempt of court. If the court determines you have the means to pay but are choosing not to,...View More
He has texted me threats before my child was born on taking the child and sending his lawyers after me i never got calls from anyone but he never showed up kept lying and all of a sudden hes trying to take my child away he moved with his new child and his wife he cheated on what do i do
What you do is go see a lawyer as quickly as you can. Do it Monday, if possible. File a paternity case asking that he be named the father, that the court order him to pay you child support, and that the court establish parenting time (formerly known as custody). Until this process is started, each...View More
Child support is for the benefit of the child, not the parent who receives it. You absolutely should not deprive your child of the benefit of having extra money for its benefit. Furthermore, the judge is likely to require child support be paid. The amount will vary depending on a comparison of your...View More
You need to file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause. This is a pleading asking that the other party be held in civil contempt of court for not obeying a court order. If the court holds the other party in contempt it can require him or her to comply with the previous order by a certain date, or go to...View More
There is no law that a child has to have a cell phone or a car. If either parent chooses to provide a child with same, that is their choice and their expense. Child support is for basic necessities, i.e. food, clothing, shelter, utilities, transportation to and from school and activities. A cell...View More
the mother is in jail right now waiting a trial and then will go to prison for a while. I am his wife. We want to prove paternity and totally adopt him as OURS . But don't want him around his "mother" ever again seeing as she is so unfit. We have 4 kids of our own and a house and I... View More
There are too many variables in your situation for a lawyer to give you solid advice on these issues without sitting down and talking to you and your husband. I encourage you to make an appointment with an attorney in your area who handles adoptions. Also, if DCFS has to due an investigation of you...View More
We received a letter three weeks ago that stated my husbands driver license was released and could be reinstated, after agreeing to a payment plan and continually paying. We just received a letter yesterday (dated Sept 30th 2021) that we now have to pay in full or else the punishments will be... View More
I cannot imagine anyone being able to give you an authoritative answer because the law never anticipated this type of thing happening. The law is clear that you must pay child support until the child reaches 18 or GRADUATES from H.S., whichever is last to occur. It doesn't cover what should...View More
If you have an Illinois divorce, your papers CANNOT say that no parent is to pay child support. The most it could say along this line is that Child Support is Reserved. This means that either party can come back to court after the divorce to establish a child support obligation.
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