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June 2017 Archives

Wife of pro athlete files for divorce and seeks custody of child

Divorce and other family law issues in Illinois are always complex and pockmarked with difficult terrain no matter the circumstances. When it is a high asset divorce involving people well-known in the community and across the country, it is even harder. Everyone, no matter their situation, needs help with the variety of family law matters that will inevitably come up. A recent case involving a professional baseball player exemplifies this point.

Illinois family law and factors for non-parent visitation

A common issue in dispute in Illinois family law is visitation of children for people who are not the parents. This delves into the delicate family law issues surrounding grandparents' rights, siblings' ability to visit and stepparents' rights, among others. The law has certain criteria when it decides if visitation should be granted to a non-parent. The guardian of the child and the prospective visitor must understand these laws if they are moving forward with a case to have visitation.

Estate planning and accounting for digital assets

Drafting estate planning documents in Illinois is something that everyone must consider. Numerous family disputes have erupted over the failure to take out these essential documents. However, for those who do take the time and follow the necessary steps to adequately plan, it is easy to forget certain aspects. While there are certain aspects such as a home, bank accounts and other assets that will come to the forefront, that does not mean other issues should be ignored. One such issue is digital assets.

What are some illegal tactics used in unfair debt collection?

Illinois residents who are having financial problems are frequently concerned not just about the debt itself, but the strategies that debt collectors might use to try and collect. Unscrupulous collections companies will frequently partake in unfair debt collection tactics and commit other acts that violate federal law. They are aware of what they are doing and how their behavior brushes up against or openly violates the consumer's rights, but do it anyway. Having legal protection is vital to making this stop.

Proposed law will help incarcerated parents with child support

A common problem in a dispute over child support in Illinois is if a supporting parent fails to make the payments on time and in full for any reason. Delinquent child support is a constant issue that can result in a litany of penalties including jail time. There is rampant disagreement as to whether putting a supporting parent in jail is an actual deterrent and does any good. Another issue is if the father is in jail for another reason, should the child support be ongoing even if he has no means of paying it while incarcerated?

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