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Child support drama continues 34 years after divorce

June 27, 2017 • njlawpages

When a couple with young children divorces, one parent will most likely be required to pay child support in order to ensure that the financial needs of the children will continue to be met after the divorce is finalized with their fl divorce lawyer.

In Illinois, child support is important for many custodial parents because it contributes toward paying the expenses that go along with raising a child such as food, housing and clothing. If a parent who has been ordered by the court to pay child support fails to do so, the custodial parent does have a right to legally pursue the payments they are entitled to.

One battle regarding unpaid child support has been brought to the court once again after 34 years. The case involves a couple who divorced in the 1970s. They were married for 17 years and now have three grown children. However, the woman never received a child support judgment she was owed by her ex and she is determined to collect the child support she needed over 30 years ago when raising her children.

When the couple divorced in 1977, the woman’s ex-husband agreed pay $14,393.57 for child support in their divorce settlement. However, the judgment was never paid and the couple has been fighting over the legal issue since. The woman claims that she was forced to go on welfare because she never received the money. With interest, the judgment now totals nearly $100,000.

The 75-year-old woman recently called her ex-husband, a retired carpenter, in an attempt to resolve their dispute over the unpaid child support. She said that she “begged him to settle” but he hung up the phone on her.

Explaining that all she wanted was justice, the woman gave testimony before a Supreme Court justice. Her lawyer said that under normal circumstances, a judgment dating back so many years would not be enforceable. However, in the case of an unpaid child support judgment, the payment may still be enforced.

The case is pending before the court.

Most teenage car accidents caused by inexperience, distraction

June 27, 2017 • njlawpages

Last week one of our Florida personal injury attorneys wrote about how the number one cause of death for teenagers is car accidents and that nearly 40 percent of fatal teenage car accidents involve drinking and driving. Recently, a new study has found that the vast majority of teenage car accidents both fatal and non-fatal are caused by inexperience and distraction. The new finding may also show just how dangerous the combination of alcohol and driving is for young drivers. In this post we will discuss some of the other findings of the new study on teenage car accidents.

According to the director of the epidemiology and biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia the importance of the new study is that it shows the majority of teenage car accidents occur because teenage drivers do not have the required skill set to be behind the wheel and not because they are engaging in bad behavior or reckless driving.

The new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and State Farm Insurance reviewed around 800 teenage car crashes from around the country and found that over 75 percent of teen crashes are caused by a critical teen driving error. A critical teen driving error is one that occurs immediately before the crash, and the study found three common errors that accounted for half of the accidents.

Those three common errors are driving too fast for conditions and not only driving over the speed limit, lacking the skills to scan or observe the road environment and being distracted by someone or something inside or outside of the vehicle. The study suggests that parents should work with their teenage drivers to improve driving skills.

Parents can help teens learn how to look ahead of the car in front them and to look right and left of the vehicle in order to be more aware of their environment. Parents should also help teens learn to control their speed in different weather and traffic conditions. Finally, parents should encourage teens to reduce distractions in the car by eliminating the use of electronic devices except in emergency and ensure passengers are not disruptive.