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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Juvenile court more than misbehaving children

The Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division handles many different types of cases and is the catalyst for many different services. Specifically, the court handles delinquency cases (when kids break the law). But the scope of the court is much more.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

Stockbroker loses license for unpaid child support

INDIANAPOLIS | The state securities dealer license of a former Northwest Indiana resident was suspended Wednesday for his failure to pay court-ordered child support.

December 11, 2013 10:25 am

Child support should be treated as civil matter

I was told there are no debtor's prisons, but yet a person unable to pay child support, for whatever reason, is put in jail at the taxpayer's expense.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am

Quinn signs law targeting child support deadbeats

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois casinos and race tracks will have to intercept and garnish gambling winnings from parents who owe child support under legislation approved by Gov. Pat Quinn Monday.

August 12, 2013 5:47 pm
Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

Bonaventura tackles tough tasks at child services agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Mary Beth Bonaventura revealed to a new state oversight panel Wednesday that she intends to be a transformational director of the Indiana Department of Child Services.

July 31, 2013 5:00 pm
MARC CHASE: It's sad when children become commodities

MARC CHASE: It's sad when children become commodities

Could you put a price tag on the time you spend with your children -- or worse yet literally barter your children away like property?

July 09, 2013 12:00 am
High court rules parenting time can't be bargained away in divorce

High court rules parenting time can't be bargained away in divorce

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court deployed unusually forceful language in announcing Tuesday it will not permit divorcing parents to give up parenting time in exchange for eliminating child support payments.

June 25, 2013 6:00 pm Related

New child support court paying off

VALPARAISO | Porter County's new child support collection court has been in operation for just five months, yet Deputy Prosecutor Laura Stafford said she already anticipates the effort paying off with more money for the many parents in need.

June 01, 2013 5:00 pm

Stockbrokers lose licenses over unpaid child support

INDIANAPOLIS | Two stockbrokers with ties to Northwest Indiana are the first individuals to lose their state securities dealer licenses for failing to pay child support.

May 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Former Lake County clerk could lose law license

State officials have begun the process of suspending the law license of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot in the wake of his conviction for public corruption.

April 02, 2013 5:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Move court, but help move people

Testimony in last week's trial over moving the Lake Juvenile Court's Gary child support operations to Crown Point discussed how accessible these services are to the poor. It is a symptom of a larger problem in Lake County.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Government employees need ethics training

There's a difference between what's ethical and what's legal. What former Lake County Clerk Tom Philpot did — stealing child support money — was illegal. But it was unethical as well.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
Griffith father fights tax refund grab

Griffith father fights tax refund grab

CROWN POINT | The first hint of tax woes hit Brandon Smith, of Griffith, on Feb. 7 when he received notice he wouldn't be receiving his $512 state tax refund.

February 23, 2013 11:30 pm Photos

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Griffith father fights tax refund grab

Griffith father fights tax refund grab

Brandon Smith and his children Kyron Smith, 3, and Kiley Smith, 2, at his home Friday in Griffith. Smith has been in the middle of a dispute with county and state offices about child support he doesn't owe.

February 23, 2013 10:43 am
Griffith father fights tax refund grab

Griffith father fights tax refund grab

Brandon Smith's children Kyron Smith, 3, and Kiley Smith, 2, play Friday at his home in Griffith.

February 23, 2013 10:43 am
Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption

Philpot sentenced to 18 months for public corruption

HAMMOND | Former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for stealing thousands of dollars in public child support incentive funds over which he had control.

February 21, 2013 11:45 am Photos

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Battle over court relocation postponed

CROWN POINT | A showdown over the Lake Juvenile Court judge's plans to move her child-support court staff from Gary to Crown Point has been postponed.

February 08, 2013 7:15 pm

NAACP: Don't move child support court

CROWN POINT | The NAACP filed a petition Friday in the Lake Circuit Court for a temporary restraining order to prevent Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura from moving the Gary-based child support court to Crown Point.

February 01, 2013 6:25 pm

Lake County's November child support collections top $3.2M

CROWN POINT | Last month's child support collections by the office of Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter were in excess of $3.2 million.

December 06, 2012 7:00 pm

Ind. stockbrokers owing child support could lose licenses

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier stockbrokers behind on their child support payments may soon find themselves prohibited from working.

November 20, 2012 11:45 am
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