Showing posts from April, 2016

Hidden cash income and assets? How to prove other party's cash wealth in custody and divorce cases

If you're involved in a custody or divorce (or child support) case against someone who should  be sharing income or property with you, and who is claiming no income or who you're sure is being paid cash 'under the table,' you need help in proving that phantom stream of income.  One way is by working from the other side of things, identifying bank accounts, expenses and assets -- using the power of subpoenas to banks and others, demands for depositions, and the analytical power of financial professionals to deconstruct the web of lies and fabrication being spun by the other side. If you'd like to talk about this, please call my cell # 312-493-4241 seven days a week.  I'll schedule you for a no-obligation, $50 analysis, where I'll do my best to answer all of your questions and to map out a possible strategy for your case. - Kevin Johnson    312-493-4241

Drug Testing and Custody and Divorce Cases

Children must be protected by their parents from all harm, including exposure to the misuse of alcohol and other legal drugs, and the use of illegal drugs.  If a custody, divorce or parenting-time case involves allegations of drug use, one simple way to start clearing up the facts is to have the parties give a urine sample for a '10-panel' drug screen.  This type of test, performed by a toxicology lab, can provide very-clear evidence of drug use -- and help clear up false allegations.    While alcohol quickly metabolizes and direct evidence is lost, there is a metabolite - a chemical - that will show alcohol consumption for about 80 hours back.  Sometimes, a test on a Monday after a weekend of parenting time can be revealing! If you have questions about a case involving children, custody, parenting-time  or divorce, please give me a call on my cell # 312-493-4241   7 days/week. - Kevin J.

Divorce and Custody (and Parenting Time): The horrible use of children as weapons

Any list of horrible tactics used in Cook County Circuit Court divorce and custody cases must include this:  The controlling parent's use of the children as weapons to gain emotional, financial or parenting leverage over the other parent. One example:  The controlling parent says, "I really want Brian to have a relationship with Sally, but I think it's up to Sally whether she wants to spend time with him."   This clever (abusive) tactic tries to deflect any blame from the controlling parent, make the non-controlling parent do all of the work. The controlling parent can make it seem that non-controlling parent must somehow earn the child's approval for an expansion (or resumption) of parenting time.   Meanwhile, the controlling parent makes it clear to the child what is expected:  She's expected to say, "I'm happy being with Mommy and Bruce (new husband) -- I really don't want to spend time with Daddy." In other words, the controlling pa