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July 2014 Archives

Social media identifies people failing to pay child support

Illinois parents who are trying to collect child support may be able to point authorities to ex-partners' Facebook pages or other social media to demonstrate whether these exes might be able to pay more than they claim. For example, one parent who reportedly paid the minimum for years to stay out of jail now faces felony charges after bragging on Facebook about how much money they had.

No-show bench warrant issued for popular rapper

Illinois rapper Chief Keef is in legal trouble stemming from a court hearing. A judge issued a warrant for the performer's arrest after his failure to show up for a hearing based on back child support. The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was ordered to appear to answer allegations that he is in arrears of more than $10,000 for his 17-month-old daughter. The mother of the child has said that although Cozart paid some of the ordered child support and makes sure health insurance is available for his daughter, he has fallen behind in his payments.

NBA All-Star seeks custody of infant child

Parents and basketball fans in Illinois might take an interest in the following current custody battle. Court documents state that Indiana Pacer and NBA All-Star Paul George has filed for sole custody of an infant girl that he may have fathered with a woman in New York pending the results of a paternity test. A prenatal test said that he was the father with a probability of 99.9 percent, but he reportedly had concerns regarding the original test's methodology and sought a second opinion.

Frank McCourt to get reimbursed by ex who contested divorce

Illinois Dodgers fans may recall when the previous team owner, Frank McCourt, sold the team in 2012 for more than $2 billion. That same year, McCourt got a divorce from his wife of around thirty years. McCourt's ex accused him of undervaluing the Dodgers and contested their divorce agreement. Due to terms in the agreement, McCourt sought reimbursement of attorney's fees he accumulated battling her attempt to modify their settlement. A judge tentatively ruled on June 24, 2014, in his favor.