Ex Tries to Abandon Petition to Modify Support, BHGA Still Secures $36K Arrearage

Monday, March 30, 2015

Jonathan J. Bereman

Jonathan J. Bereman

Matthew C. Arnoux

Matthew C. Arnoux

The March 2015 edition of Divorce Digest reported on a Cook County case decided by Judge Raul Vega where Matthew C. Arnoux and Jonathan J. Bereman of Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC represented an ex-wife who was responding to the ex-husband’s Petition to Modify Support.

In her response, the ex-wife claimed an arrearage of $36,223.00 and a failure of the ex-husband to provide tax returns. Three days before the scheduled hearing, the ex-husband filed a Notice of Withdrawal of his Petition to Modify and served it upon opposing counsel and delivered it to the judge’s chambers. Neither the ex-husband or his attorneys appeared at the hearing, and Judge Vega held the notice was a “nullity.”

The hearing proceeded and the ex-husband was found to be in arrears in the amount claimed. The judge entered a modified Uniform Order. To learn more about this Cook County Domestic Relations case, please read the Divorce Digest synopsis.

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For more information about Matthew Arnoux, please view his professional credentials on the BGHA website. More details about Jonathan Bereman, who joined Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux, LLC in 2014, can be found in his website biography.