Family lawyer

  • Custody Battle Highlights Difficulties of Child Custody

    Following an appeal to California’s Supreme Court, a foster family hopes to maintain custody of their 6-year-old foster child. The girl, named Lexi, is at the center of a battle between her foster parents and her relatives, who are related to her biological father. A lower court has ruled that the child should be placed […]

  • When Child Support is Too Much to Ask

    When parents divorce or separate, child support may be ordered to help cover the costs involved in providing for minor children. In the state of Illinois, the amount of child support ordered by the court is determined by a variety of factors including the division of parenting time and the allocation of parental responsibilities, the financial needs […]

  • What to Do While in Debt and Getting a Divorce

    Financial issues are a leading reason for couples to divorce in about 25% of all divorces, according to the Austin Institute, a family research group. For couples already in financial trouble, getting a divorce can make money matters even worse. Sometimes it is a good decision to delay the divorce for a while and file for bankruptcy […]