Category Archives for In the Courtroom

PARENTAL RELOCATION… THE DO’S & DON’TS

You are a parent raising young kids in the state of Illinois but you think another state or county  within Illinois would benefit your family more. Problem: you share parental allocation or responsibility (formerly custody) with your ex-spouse. In the … Continue reading

17. November 2016 by Joi Lyons
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Custody, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Modification & Enforcement, Relocation, Uncategorized, Visitation | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

College? How will you pay?

Your high school student has likely received his or her college acceptance letters for regular admission. In divorce, post- divorce, or parentage cases in Illinois, the Court can order parents to assist their children with their college expenses. In previous posts, we have … Continue reading

08. April 2016 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Support, College Expenses, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Mediation, Modification & Enforcement, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dependency Exemption for Taxes: Are you maximizing your tax refund?

It’s that time of year, again: time to file your taxes. Are  you looking to get as much of a refund back as possible? One of the most desirable exemptions is the dependency exemption. Parents are entitled to a dependency exemption for … Continue reading

02. February 2016 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Chicago Family Law Group, Child Support, dependency exemption, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Modification & Enforcement, taxes, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day: An Expectation Holiday

Valentine’s Day Expectations vs. Reality Although many deride Valentine’s Day as a “Hallmark Holiday”, existing primarily for commercial purposes, Valentine’s Day expectations for others are high with dreams of romantic gestures and ultimate dates.  It can be one of the … Continue reading

03. February 2015 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, In the Courtroom, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Your First Holiday Season after a Divorce or Separation

The holidays can be joyful times for many, but for the recently divorced or separated, they can also be painful times, especially if you are spending it alone for the first time or the kids have to split their holidays … Continue reading

10. December 2014 by Kelly Thames
Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, In the Courtroom, Paternity, Uncategorized, Visitation | 2 comments