Members of the U.S. Armed Forces face a few more complications when it comes to child custody decisions. The hardest thing for them and for the courts to figure out is how to deal with deployments to another state or another country. The military parent has no choice but to follow orders and follow them on short notice, and that can mean precious little time to modify a custody agreement, revise visitation schedules and have everything approved by the court.
Congressman Joe Walsh is again a source of controversy. Walsh is the freshman U.S. Representative from Illinois' 8th District who made headlines over the summer for failing to pay child support to his ex-wife. The 8th District includes parts of Lake, McHenry and Cook counties.
A congressman from Illinois has been embroiled in a headline-grabbing child support dispute for the past week or so. Joe Walsh, who represents the state's 8th District, meets the stories with accusations of political backlash. Court documents from December show that Rep. Walsh owed $117,437 in child support payments to his ex-wife. The 8th District includes portions of Lake, McHenry and Cook counties.