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WHEN ARE CHILDREN OLD ENOUGH TO TESTIFY IN COURT?

Circuit Court granted wife a plenary order of protection against her estranged husband as to their 3 minor children.  The order reduced father's visitation with the children.  To 4 hours of weekly supervised visitation and 1 weekly telephone call per child. Husband appealed.  He argued that the circuit court erred by (1) admitting the minor [...]

By | July 24th, 2019|Family Law Issues|0 Comments

CAN YOU STOP SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD BECAUSE YOU DON’T GET ALONG?

Mother filed a petition for father to contribute to their son’s college expenses. The petition alleged that son had graduated from Marmion Academy in Aurora with a 3.75 grade point average.  He would be enrolling at Purdue University in the fall. The cost of attending Purdue University was approximately $20,000 per year.   Son would not [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Child Support, Post-Decree Issues|0 Comments

YOUR PAST CAN FOLLOW YOU

The parties are in court for a hearing for a two year order of protection.   The mother testified to two specific fact patterns that did not appear in her underlying petition.   (1) that the father had pushed their son into a wall.   And, (2) that the father hit their son in thehead with a cell [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

LESS THAN SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION

Woman (plaintiff) petitioned for an order of protection against a man and the man’s son.   The son was the brother and the man was the father of plaintiff's son's ex-wife.  The court stated: The trial court granted ex parte emergency orders of protection against both defendants. The woman then filed amended order of protection petitions. [...]

HARASSMENT HAS MANY DESCRIPTIONS

Parties divorce.  They had four children. Wife seeks an order of protection against husband.   Husband was charged with a violation of a previous order of protection.  He had notice of the prior order.  He, therefore, intentionally committed an act prohibited by the order.   He had sent a written note to the home of wife with [...]

MISUSE OF AN ORDER OF PROTECTION IN A DIVORCE CASE

  The divorce had already taken place.   Wife obtained a two year order of protection.  It restrained the husband from abusing, harassing, intimidating or interfering with the personal liberty of the parties' daughter. Husband appealed.  He contended that: (1) the trial court abused its discretion in granting the order of protection because the evidence did [...]

BEST TO COMPLY WITH A DCFS SERVICE PLAN

The parties divorced.  Mother had been granted custody of the child.  Mother and the child had an Order of Protection against father.    The Judge found that restricted visitation between father and child was “necessary for the physical, emotional and mental well being of the child in order to protect her from danger.” Mother and the [...]

By | August 8th, 2018|Custody, DCFS-related|0 Comments

PROMPT RETURN OF CHILD WRONGFULLY TAKEN BY ONE PARENT

The child had been born in Poland.  She traveled with her mother to the United States on several occasions with the father’s consent. The final time that the mother traveled to the United States with the child, however, the father did not consent to it. The father then filed a petition for dissolution of marriage [...]

OK TO BE PRO SE IF YOU FOLLOW THE RULES

It was during the divorce proceedings. Issues relating to abuse and visitation arose. An order of protection was entered against Husband.  It protected Wife and the children. The court ordered Husband to pay $785 per month for child support.  It also entered judgment against him for an $11,775 arrearage.  This was for back child support.  [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

THE PAST CAN CATCH UP WITH YOU

  The man was convicted of aggravated domestic battery. He was also convicted of other offenses. Fifteen years prior to the incident, the man and the woman dated for 2 years.  At the time of the incident, they were just friends. Then, the two spent a night drinking together.   And having sex. The woman slept [...]