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  • New Laws Change Child Support Requirements

    One of the hardest things to overcome in a divorce is the feeling that one parent “wins” and the other “loses” when it comes to child custody and child support provisions, particularly when one parent receives sole custody with the other only being granted limited visitation. In the past, parents who were not granted custody but still required to pay a substantial amount in child support every ...
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  • U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Child Support Payments Reduced

    Monthly child support payments from former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-2 nd ) to his ex-wife, former Alderman Sandi Jackson (D-7 th ), were reportedly reduced by a District of Columbia judge March 9 th for their two children, ages 13 and 16, from $1,529. 00 to $329. 00 . However, the judge also reportedly ruled that Jackson’s child support payments would be suspended until August because of ...
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  • Is Possession a Felony Offense in Illinois?

    Under Illinois laws, there are two different categories of drug possession , including possession of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/402) and possession of marijuana (720 ILCS 550/4). Any illegal drug other than marijuana is categorized as a controlled dangerous substances (CDS). Common controlled substances that are illegal include, heroin, cocaine, pentazocine, ketamine, morphine, ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking?

    Under Illinois state law, the possession and trafficking of controlled dangerous substances (CDS) is illegal and punishable as a criminal offense. Illinois identifies their CDS in one of five different “schedules,” which categorizes the drugs by their potential for abuse and if they are used for legit medical purposes. Possession of CDS in Illinois If you are found to be in possession of a CDS or ...
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