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Month: March 2019

modifying child support

What is a “Substantial Change in Circumstances” for Modifying Child Support or Maintenance?

Anyone under an obligation to pay child support or maintenance has probably heard the phrase “substantial change in circumstances.” This is the standard typically required to get a modification of support or maintenance unless the order is able to be reviewed for other reasons, such as a certain amount of time that has passed since …

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Judgment in Favor of Sherer Law Offices Client in Complicated Probate Case

As published on leagle.com: Justice HARRISON delivered the opinion of the court: Plaintiff, Acsa Johnson, brought an action in the circuit court of Madison County to recover damages from various defendants, including the Edwardsville National Bank and Trust Company, now doing business as Mark Twain Bank (Mark Twain); Clover Leaf Savings and Loan (Clover Leaf); …

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Appellate Court Lets Mother Move Her Kids Out of State

Published on the Illinois State Bar Association website: Court granted wife permission to move from Illinois to North Carolina with parties’ 2 minor children, and  awarded wife attorney fees and costs as sanctions, and awarded wife retroactive child support. Evidence shows that husband failed to take opportunities for parenting time, and was not supportive of wife’s needs for …

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Supreme Court Rules Against Punitive Civil Forfeiture

On February 20, 2018, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Timbs v. Indiana, ruling that the State of Indiana’s seizure of Timbs’ $42,000 Land Rover violated the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution as an excessive fine.[1]  This new decision is sure to have a major impact on property seizures by law enforcement agencies …

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