Child Support Reduction/Resolve College Education Expenses

Our client, the ex-husband/father, was an engineer for a Fortune 500 corporation. The parties involved had two children. The older child graduated from a Chicago north suburban high school in June 2012. Child support was reduced to 20% of his net income. The ex-wife/mother petitioned for college education expense contribution. Each party was required to pay one-third of the out-of-pocket expense if the child maintained a C+ grade point average for his first year of college. Younger child was set to graduate high school when the older child was scheduled to graduate college. Ex-husband still had one year of maintenance left to be paid at that time. Each party paid their own fees.

Child support reduced and both parties required to contribute to college expenses

Secured desired parenting agreement terms for client

We represented the husband — the parties were married 20 years with four minor children. The husband was to pay unallocated maintenance and child support for eight years. Property was divided equally. The wife paid her own fees. We were able to negotiate a parenting agreement with the time our client desired.

We were able to negotiate a parenting agreement with the time our client desired

Divorce And College Education Expenses

We represented the husband/father. The parties were divorcing after 22 years of marriage. The husband was to pay maintenance for seven years only. The wife was employed, but the husband earned over $200,000 per year to the wife’s $50,000. The property was divided 50/50 between the parties with significant cash being placed into accounts in control of the husband for the parties’ college educations. It is unlikely that either party would have to come up with additional money per college.

Property divided 50/50 and significant cash placed into accounts for college educations.

Out Of Wedlock

Our client, a father, was paying one-third of college education expenses and also paying for another child’s college education in a different case. He earned over $200,000.

Divorce granted

Divorce

We represented the husband. All children involved were grown and the parties divorced after 35 years of marriage. The husband had a professional practice, which was valued. The husband bought out the wife’s interest and also paid a lump sum of money for a waiver of maintenance by wife. All personal and real property was divided equally, including pensions. Attorneys’ fees were paid off the top of the parties’ assets.

All personal and real property was divided equally, including pensions

Uncontested Divorce

We handled an uncontested divorce with a joint parenting agreement and extensive marital property, including teacher pensions and corporate retirement accounts. The parties resolved issues in mediation and came to our office to divorce. We made changes to certain property distribution not understood accurately in mediation.

Changes made to certain property distribution not understood accurately in mediation

Divorce

We represented a husband/father/school teacher. A pension and all the property was divided 50/50 on a 15-year marriage with two children. Joint custody entered after much acrimony. Waiver of maintenance by both parties. Each party paid their own fees.

Joint custody entered after much acrimony

Divorce

We represented a wife. We secured sole custody to her and child support ordered. The case took five weeks to resolve.

Secured sole custody

Divorce

We represented a wife. The parties were arguing over personal property including automobiles. The wife received the property she desired and a divorce was entered over husband’s initial objection.

Client received property she desired

Divorce

We represented a husband. The wife defaulted in divorce by publication. The wife returned from outside of the United States and was personally served. She failed to appear at the distribution of property hearing. The husband was awarded the Mercedes automobile and other property in his possession.

Husband was awarded the Mercedes automobile and other property

Joint Parenting Custody Judgment/Divorce

Our attorney represented a husband/father. The parties divided all marital property equally. Both parties were barred from maintenance. There were three minor children in the residential custody of the wife with 32% of husband/father’s net income paid. The case took three weeks to resolve. Each party paid their own fees.

The parties divided all marital property equally

Post-Decree Divorce

Allegations were made by an ex-husband that the wife did not pay child support. A counterclaim of the ex-wife that represented the wife claimed that the ex-husband owed her money for marital residence he was awarded in the divorce and she bought children's clothes per an oral agreement. After a hearing, the court set off $42,000 she owed in support versus clothing ex-wife bought children now emancipated and the monies ex-husband owed ex-wife for her interest in the marital residence. The ex-wife owed $2,000 net and immediately paid same. Each party paid their own fees.

Settled child support owed between multiple parties

Divorce/Dissipation

In a deposition we took of a husband, he disclosed he was sending large sums of money back to his father in Europe during the breakdown of marriage after the divorce was filed. A pretrial conference led to a 70% and 30% division of marital property in favor of our client, the wife. She was also awarded residential custody of two children, and the husband paid most of her fees in excess of $20,000, plus the support of $5,000 per month.

70% and 30% division of marital property in favor of our client

Divorce

We represented a husband with extensive partnership interest in automobile business and joint custody of three children. The husband only paid 32% of his net income for child support. There was a 50/50 split on property and a waiver of maintenance as wife also earned over $100,000 per year. Each side paid their own fees.

50/50 split on property and a waiver of maintenance

Divorce/Custody

We represented a wife/mother. Joint and split custody was reached between the parties after mediation and before a child representative was to be appointed. No child support was to be exchanged. The child was to go to the mother’s school district. The parties made comparable income. Each party paid their own attorney’s fees.

Joint and split custody was reached between the parties

Divorce/Joint Custody

We represented a wife. We divided all personal and real property on an equal basis. Joint custody with agreed residence vested in mother. Child support was ordered against the father who did not want to pay support and quit a job while the case ongoing. Attorney’s fees were awarded to the wife.

Divided all personal and real property on an equal basis and joint custody awarded

Divorce/Joint Custody

We represented a husband/father. The parties split marital property evenly and there was a waiver of maintenance. The father kept custody of the 14-year-old son and the mother kept custody of the 10-year-old daughter. Each party paid their own fees.

Parties split marital property evenly and there was a waiver of maintenance

Child Support Increase

We represented a mother/ex-wife. The ex-husband had a prior child support obligation for a child from a previous marriage, which had kept child support for his second ex-wife at a minimum. The ex-husband earned over $100,000 per year. Child support was significantly increased to 20% of the ex-husband’s net income.

Child support was significantly increased to 20% of the ex-husband’s net income.

Child Support

We represented a father. He had been working sparingly over the course of 18 years and had not paid court-ordered child support. We worked out an easy payment plan with opposing counsel to have all child support paid off within seven years.

Worked out an agreeable payment plan

Custody & Child Support

We handled a parenting case wherein we represented the mother. She received sole custody and child support.

Client received sole custody

Adoption

We just finished an adult adoption by a stepfather and the biological mother of a 47-year-old male.

Adult adoption completed

Divorce

We completed a divorce with assets in excess of $3 million involving marital home, retirement accounts and savings accounts involving two physicians.

Divorce granted

Custody

We handled a trial representing a minor child. Custody was awarded jointly to the parties with residential custody to the father.

Joint custody awarded to parties involved

Guardianship Of Minor

We obtained guardianship where the father consented and the biological mother was deceased.

Guardianship obtained