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Archive, March 2015.

If you owe a support obligation, whether it is child support or maintenance (alimony), and you lose your job or experience a decrease in pay, your support obligation does not automatically stop. You must continue to pay the court-ordered support amount until a new court order is entered changing your support amount. If you stop paying, or fail to pay the full amount, without filing the appropriate petition, an arrearage will begin to accrue and your missed payments will even accumulate interest. It is your responsibility to file a petition to suspend, abate or modify your support obligation …

Did you know that if you are using your cell phone and you cause an accident and injure somebody you can be criminally charged? So please be careful and drive safely! However, if you become involved in a situation like this, or know somebody who has, give us a call to make sure your rights are protected.

Many of our clients wonder if child support orders entered in other countries can be enforced in the United States. The short answer is "yes". However, enforcement can sometimes be difficult as a foreign judgment has to be enrolled in Illinois first, before it can be enforced. If you have questions regarding enforcement of a foreign judgment, feel free to give us a call!

Division of retirement accounts is a part of divorce. However, just because a Judgment for Dissolution of Marriage that says that you are entitled to a percentage (or a specific amount) from your spouse's retirement account was entered, does not mean that you will automatically receive that amount. Usually, there is another step that needs to be completed. Your attorney has to enter what's called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). A QDRO is an Order that has to be approved by the company that holds the retirement account. Once it is approved and entered with the Court, the company …

If so, you should contact an attorney to ensure that you fully understand your rights and potential liabilities. If you were involved in a car accident and issued a traffic citation, more severe consequences may arise from traffic court other than a fine and a conviction or court supervision on your driving record. If you plead guilty in court or by mailing in your ticket, that plea of guilty constitutes a judicial admission of guilt which can be used against you in other court proceedings, such as a civil lawsuit arising from a claim of personal injury. A personal injury lawsuit may not even…

With so many advances in technology that benefit you each day, you might often wonder how you once lived without them. However, one downfall has been the ease with which people can find out personal information about you, including your criminal record, which is not confidential and is no longer only accessible to law enforcement agencies. Employers, girlfriends, boyfriends, classmates, and neighbors may be able to easily obtain your criminal record with a click of the mouse utilizing the many websites offering background checks for a nominal fee. Don't let your criminal record become your …

Divorce can be very difficult - both, financially and emotionally. Suddenly, your family is falling apart. You may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed and angry. While you need an attorney who will fight for your legal rights in Court, you also need an attorney who will listen and explain the various options you have with regards to the financial and personal aspects of a divorce. At Aldrich & Siedlarz Law, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with exactly that kind of representation - aggressive legal representation in court with a focus on the attaining our clients' needs. We understand …

Child support is always modifiable. If you are paying child support but your income has gone down, you can petition the court to lower your payments. Conversely, if you believe that you should be receiving higher child support, you may petition the court to increase it. If you are unsure, give us a call for a free consultation to see if you are eligible for a modification.

Just a friendly reminder that the police will be out in full force today due to the holiday. Although their focus will be on impaired drivers, they will not hesitate to pull over speeders and other traffic offenders. So...fasten your seat belts, put down your cellphones, stop at all stop signs (and count to 3), use your turn signals, and keep your speed to a minimum. Remember, speeding 26 miles per hour or more above the speed limit is now a misdemeanor. If all else fails and you end up with a ticket, give us a call for a free consultation, either in person or over the phone! Happy St. …

Divorce proceedings can be stressful and complicated. Our attorneys Marlene Siedlarz and Jacqueline Aldrich can help you successfully navigate the process.

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