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Marilyn  Johnson

Marilyn Johnson

Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, Ltd.
  • Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law...
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Summary

Marilyn Johnson is a partner at Johnson & Johnson, Ltd. She has been practicing law for over 30 years, concentrating in the areas of divorce, custody, support, and visitation. She has conducted numerous trials and hearings involving large marital estates and complex child custody issues. Prior to practicing law, Marilyn Johnson was a special education teacher who worked with children with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral problems. Her vast experience as a lawyer, teacher, and mother has enabled her to acquire a deep, compassionate understanding of the family unit, which has enabled her to counsel clients through the most difficult times.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Personal Injury
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Illinois Supreme Court
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United States District Court for Northern District of Illinois
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Legal Partner
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, Ltd.
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Education
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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Chicago State University
M.S. (1975) | Special Education
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.A. (1971) | Education
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois # 3125286
Member
Current
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Advocates Society
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Will County Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Legal Answers
83 Questions Answered

Q. My ex has not paid half of health insurance for one of our children as stated in the divorce. How can i get him to pay?
A: You should file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for failure to pay one half of the insurance. The court can find him in contempt of court for violating the court order.
Q. We agreed to sell the house in Moline at the time if the divorce,(08/09/2012). Need house sold and back rent.
A: You need to file a Petition for Rule to Show Cause as to why he should not be held in contempt of court for violating the judgment. There are two issues . The first is that he failed to sell the house within the two year period. The second is that he failed to pay you the rent. This pleading should be filed in the county in Illinois that the judgment was entered in, assuming it was not domesticated in CA.
Q. Does my daughters father get her for a week.
A: You need to follow what it says in your parenting agreement. However, in all likelihood it usually is in the child's best interest to be with one of the parents. So in the event that you are not available that week, you should consider the father.
Q. Is it okIf a non custodial parent has proof for them to pay other parent directly owed child support and they reject it?
A: You should make the payments to the State Disbursement Unit. You then have proof of the payments and do not create Extra, unnecessary issues.
Q. Is there a time period for a child to speak to a judge on which parent they want to live with?
A: It most definitely depends on the judge that you are before. Some judges will never talk to the children. You should file a Motion for In Camera Interview and request that the judge interview the child. If the motion is denied, the judge may appoint a GAL or you may need to file a Motion for Appointment of GAL.
Q. How does clarification of a court order work?
A: You can file a Motion for Clarification. The court can then review the provisions in your Allocation Judgment that are at issue and hopefully clarify it for you.
Q. When is a good time to file a motion of contempt?
A: Your judgment may indicate how you are to communicate with your spouse which be via Family Wizard, email,etc. If so, communicate as is required by the judgment. If not, communicate in writing so that you can present written evidence in court as to the violation of your judgment.
Q. What if my 15 year old doesn't want to go into the court room.
A: You didn’t provide enough information. If a court order was entered that you are to bring the child to court and it. It complied with, you could held in contempt of court. If there was a court order, then you must encourage her to comply with the order. If there was not a court order entered to bring your child to court, then the court may not want her in the courtroom.
Q. If I have a daughter and I didn't marry, can I take my daughter on a week vacation out of state?
A: Yes. You can take your child out of state for a week. You should inform the father of the details of your trip so that he is fully informed. If you do not inform him, he may become very concerned and worried.
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Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, Ltd.
16536 S 106th Ct
Orland Park, IL 60467
USA
Telephone: (708) 349-8900
Fax: (708) 349-8910
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, Ltd.
920 W 175th Street
Ste 1NW
Homewood, IL 60430
USA
Telephone: (708) 799-3100
Fax: (708) 799-7456
Law Offices of Johnson & Johnson, Ltd.
15 W Jefferson St
Ste 100
Joliet, IL 60432
USA
Telephone: (815) 723-8800
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