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Angela D. Henderson

Joliet Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My ex-husband just informed me that he is going back to school, leaving a $200,000 paying job in this economy. He is voluntarily

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Gary L. Schlesinger
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Angela D. Henderson
    5. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
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    A voluntary reduction in income for the purpose of paying less child support will not be allowed. If he can prove he quit his job to get better employment (as in getting a higher degree that pays more) then a reduction could be allowed. (I can't think of many degrees that would result in higher income than he was already getting, though.)

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  2. Can a Child Protective caseworker be sued?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Angela D. Henderson
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
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    Case workers have certain immunities from lawsuits arising from their duties. If they are acting outside their duties they might be sued. You really would need a lawyer's help to sort it out.

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  3. Does he have "father's rights" if he has been absent for 6 years and is now incarcerated (since 2012)?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Angela D. Henderson
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    You may want to consider adoption once you are married. The state can terminate his rights for failure to maintain contact or provide support for the child.

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  4. How can i fix support and insurance based on court ordered?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. David Matthew Gotzh
    4. Angela D. Henderson
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You said he "reapplied". If you mean he reapplied for a job with the same company, then just send them a copy of the withholding order (certified mail).

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  5. I live in Madison County, IL. My wife makes $140000 and I make $100000. Do I own child support? How much?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Wes Cowell
    3. Donna S. Polinske
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5. Fedor Kozlov
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    The non-residential parent pays 28% child support for two children. You should consult an attorney because you seem to think that student loans are marital debts.

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  6. Can I go back for modification of child support again even though I just did in 2012?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    3. Gary L. Schlesinger
    4. Angela D. Henderson
    5. Donna S. Polinske
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    In Will County there is not the necessity of showing a 20% change in income to modify child support.

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  7. Do I need to send notice to my ex's employer for change in child support?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Fedor Kozlov
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5. Angela D. Henderson
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    The employer's information should be on the withholding order. No one will find that information for you unless you are using the state child enforcement services.

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  8. Should a unemployed mother with full custody get half of tax refund from father?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Angela D. Henderson
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
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    Without a court order allowing him to claim your daughter, you are entitled to claim the child. File your taxes claiming the child and the IRS will then go back to the father to see if he has court authority to make the claim. Without a court order, Father will be required to refund the money to the IRS. You do want to claim the child because you can receive a refund based upon your head of household status. Go to a tax accountant who can set this strait.

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  9. How to serve the petitioner a Bill of Particulars regarding a ground for divorce stated in the summons?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Gary L. Schlesinger
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4. Joseph Henry Sparacino
    5. Angela D. Henderson
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    When a person is served the Petition for Dissolution they are often outraged because their spouse claims "mental cruelty" and irreconcilable differences (both grounds, or rights to get divorced). As attorneys, we usually include both grounds because we don't want to have a trial on the issue of irreconcilable differences with the attending time limits for having lived "separate and apart". If both grounds were stated in the petition, then the attorney is most likely willing to proceed on...

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  10. Can my 13 year old deny visitation with his father?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Sara R. Howard
    2. Joseph Pierce O'Brien
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Angela D. Henderson
    5. Ilian Alchehayed
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    The legal age for a child to refuse court ordered visitation is 18. There is a rumor that a child of the age of 12, 13, or fourteen can refuse visitation. Not so. If the bio father has been determined the legal father, visitation will probably proceed in a "stair step" fashion. That is: lunch at the mall on Saturday for 4-6 weeks then every Saturday for 6 hours for 4-6 weeks then maybe one overnight every other weekend for a period of time, etc. The stair stepping into regular visitation...

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