Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Child Support Suspension

 A circuit court may invoke a child support suspension law any time a judge rules that a parent is at least 90 days behind on child support payments. The court notifies the Secretary of State's office that the parent is in contempt of court for failure to pay child support. The Record of Non-Payment of Court Ordered Child Support Family Responsibility Law is completed, certified by the court and submitted to the Secretary of State's office which results in the pending suspension being loaded onto the driving record. The Secretary of State's office notifies the driver that a license suspension will become effective in 60 days. The suspension can be avoided if the Secretary of State's office is notified that the parent has met the court's requirements. #childsupportsuspension,  

Monday, September 14, 2020

Statutory Summary Suspension

 Illinois has an implied consent law, which means that if a person operates a motor vehicle on any public highway of this state, the driver is deemed to have consented to the testing of blood, breath, or urine for an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more or the presence of intoxicating drugs. While the driver may not have agreed to this explicitly, consent is implied by driving in the state. Additionally, if the person failed the test or refused, he is subject to the civil penalty of suspension of driving privileges. #statutorysummary suspension,

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Covid and Divorce

 Divorce rates have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic as couples have been stuck at home for months.

The number of people looking for divorces was 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019.

The combination of stress, unemployment, financial strain, death of loved ones, illness, homeschooling children, mental illnesses, and more has put a significant strain on relationships.

The data showed that 31 percent of the couples admitted lockdown has caused irreparable damage to their relationships.#covid, #divorce,

Friday, August 28, 2020

Child Support

 In Illinois, child support and the modification of child support are governed by the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.  Under the Act, once entered by a court, child support orders continue and remain in effect even though you may not be financially able to pay your child support.  To mitigate economic harm as much as possible, payors of child support must take immediate action to file a motion for the modification of child support upon the occurrence of substantial change of circumstance including, unemployment, reduction of income or other substantial change in ability to pay child support.  In Illinois, modifications of child support are retroactive to the date the moving party filed and served notice of the motion to modify child support to the other parent. #childsupport, covid19childsupport,

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Legal Separation

 Illinois divorce and legal separation are alike in that both processes start when one spouse files a formal request (petition) with the court asking for intervention. The similarities continue in that both allow the couple or the court to resolve outstanding issues, like child custody, support, and property division.

The critical difference between legal separation and divorce is that at the end of a divorce, the judge terminates the marriage and both parties are free to remarry. Legal separation doesn’t dissolve the relationship, so even though you’re living apart and carrying on with your separate lives, neither spouse can remarry unless the court converts the separation into a formal divorce. #legalsepration, #divorce,

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

 If you fail or refuse chemical testing following a DUI arrest, the state of Illinois imposes an automatic suspension of your driver's license, the statutory summary suspension. ... At this hearing, your lawyer can question police officers and present arguments as to why your license should not have been suspended.#statutorysummarysuspension,

Sunday, July 26, 2020


In Illinois, a person can be kept in custody, released on his or her own recognizance, or released on bail. If released on bail, there is a bond that must be paid. ... In Illinois the Bond is a sum of money equal to 10% of the bail and deposited with the clerk.