Section Newsletter Articles on Child Support

Net income for the purpose of calculating child support By Nancy Ann Ward and Darla A. Foulker Family Law, December 2003 Family law attorneys have all read and re-read the statutory guidelines regarding the calculation of child support found in Section 505 of the Marriage and Dissolution Act.
Modification of child support for high-income earners By Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2003 A recent opinion of the Fifth District Appellate Court, authored by Justice Chapman with Justices Maag and Kuehn concurring in In Re Marriage of Harry Timothy Garrett and Elizabeth Ann Garrett, 336 Ill. App. 3d 1018,____ N.E. 2d ______ (2003), underscores some of the risks faced by high-income earners when confronted with a Petition for Modification of Child Support.
Reiteration on child suppot By Ann B. Conroy Women and the Law, November 2003 Every few years it seems appropriate to repeat the basics of the child support enforcement system we have in Illinois, primarily for the benefit of new practitioners.
Practice alert: Lawyers now need to warn clients of potential Department of Public Aid collection efforts after declaration of retroactive child support agreements in court orders By Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, October 2003 For those attorneys thinking not much in a civil practice could be simpler than finishing a child support arrearage case on behalf of a support payor, the Illinois Department of Public Aid has made the process much more complicated as illustrated by a recent decision by the circuit court in Champaign County, Illinois.
QDROs—A problematic source of recovery of child support arrearages By Brian L. McPheters General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2003 Illinois courts now permit the recovery of support arrearages via Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) pursuant to the authority of In Re Marriage of Thomas, 2003 Ill. app. Lexis 568, 789 N.E. 2d 821, 273 Ill. Dec. 647, issued May 5, 2003. Previously, QDROs were available for such purpose under the law of several other states, but the Thomas case from the appellate court of Illinois, Second District, presented the issue as a case of first impression in Illinois.
An employer’s guide to child support withholding in Illinois By Michael Todd Scott Corporate Law Departments, January 2003 If you have employees, eventually you will have an employee who is ordered to pay child support.
Case law update By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, February 2002 Summaries of In Re the Marriage of Street, In Re Jackson v. Newsome and In Re Marriage of Terry.
Case law update By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, November 2001 Summaries of the cases of In Re the Marriage of GrossIn Re Marriage of Grams, In Re Marriage of Letsinger, In Re Hasabnis and In Re Marriage of Langman.
Recent cases By Barry H. Greenburg Family Law, May 2001 Summaries of the recent cases of In Re the Marriage of Drury, In Re Petition of Mary Klak, In Re Marriage of Carter, In Re Shaddle, In re Adoption of D___, In Re Marriage of Lehr, In Re Marriage of Gattone, In Re J.P., In Re Marriage of Beerbridge, In Re the Marriage of Buck, In Re Marriage of Didier, In Re the Marriage of Petersen, In Re Donath v. Buckley, In Re Cerven and In Re Troy S. and Rachel S.
Statute of limitations and international child support collection By Angela Peters Family Law, June 2000 Mom and Dad, who are Israeli citizens, get divorced. Sixteen years later, Mom, who still lives in Israel, tries to collect on her child support judgment, from Dad, who has been and still is a United States citizen.


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