As most know from personal experience, technology is fundamentally altering the way that people live their lives. These changes happen in a variety of ways and places and are now affecting the way that divorced parents and court systems look at visitation rights. Illinois is the most recent state to legally enforce the right for a parent to engage in virtual visitation.
Illinois readers who go to the movies may recognize the name Weinstein as a prominent one in Hollywood today. Brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein founded Miramax Films and now head The Weinstein Company. Now Bob Weinstein is facing divorce proceedings from his wife, Anne Weinstein. But this is not the only thing he is facing in this rather complicated scenario: his wife also sought an order of protection claiming that she feared physical harm.
The alimony payments for one Illinois man have been changed because of a downturn in his earning potential. The man in question, who was divorced from his wife in the year 2000, recently sought modification or elimination of his alimony payments because economic hardship has made him incapable of keeping up. At one point he earned upward of $500,000 and his monthly support payments were set at $14,000.
Former Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman is in court to face charges that he owes nearly $860,000 in unpaid child support. In an indication of how serious these charges are for Rodman, he may have to serve up to 20 days in jail if a court finds he has not met his obligations. Rodman attended a court session regarding this issue but a sentencing decision will not take place until next month.