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Kelly Lynn Garrett

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  • Family law

    I am from Illinois. I was legally separated in February of 2000 but officially divorce since September of 2002. In February of 2000, I started paying child support via a court order through wage garnishment. I was making $35k a year at that time. ...

    Kelly’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney right away to file a motion to modify your child support. If the court order is not modified and you are not paying at least the amount of support that was ordered, you risk accruing an arrearage that could potentially be reported to credit bureaus and even result in the suspension of your license as well as other negative consequences.

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  • I would like to know if I am eligable for spousal support in a divorce? How much, How long?

    I am 52 years old and my wife has just filed for divorce. We have been married for 10 years. I am disabled and not been able to work at all in the 10 years. I have raised her children and taken care of the house the entire time. She makes 115,000 ...

    Kelly’s Answer

    Maintenance is determined on a case by case basis. The court considers a number of factors including the length of the marriage, age of the parties, disparity in income and ability of the parties to work. Based on the information that you have provided, it appears likely that you would be awarded some amount of maintenance. You should consult an attorney and discuss the specific facts in your case as well as the possibility of requesting temporary support while the divorce is pending. Best of Luck!

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