Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois

What Is A Guardian Ad Litem Or Child Representative in Chicago, Illinois?

Before you walk into a Cook County Domestic Relations Courtroom you will see a list outside the courtroom.  That list will have your name, your spouse’s name, and the names of a hundred other people that the judge will address that day. Your divorce or paternity case is your entire life! How is the judge…

In Chicago, Illinois, Can I Make An Out Of Court Deal With My Ex?

In Chicago, Illinois, the general rule is that courts have the exclusive authority to modify child support and are not bound by the parties’ agreements concerning child support. Blisset v. Blisset, 123 Ill. 2d 161, 167 (1988). In Blisset, Illinois’ supreme court held an out of court agreement to waive child support in exchange for…

Can my spouse see my text messages?

One of the technological advances in the 21st century is the ability to communicate quickly and effectively with one another. Text messaging is commonplace and often more preferred than talking on the phone. However, sending a text message creates a permanent record of your words and can potentially be used for an adverse purpose. Text…