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Tea Party-Affiliated Republican Congressman Joe Walsh Accuses Ex-Wife of Lying

By Nottage and Ward on October 14, 2011

Laura Walsh, ex-wife of Republican U.S. Representative from Illinois Joe Walsh, has made claims that her ex-husband owes over $115,000 in delinquent child support payments. According to The Huffington Post, Joe Walsh stated that her claims are “wildly and off-the-charts inaccurate” and a “misguided attempt” to exploit his congressional position. He has submitted a court filing stating that his ex-wife lied about their arrangement.

Walsh claims to have paid his ex-wife more child support than was necessary during the period from November 2005 to June 2007 and that, even though he neglected to pay during the period between March 2008 and December 2010, he and his ex-wife had come to an agreement that they would split the children’s expenses without interference from the courts. The freshman congressman has asked the judge to deny his ex-wife’s petition for an increase in his child support payments, suspension of his driver’s license, and freezing of his bank accounts until he resolves the outstanding payments.

The congressman believes that the timing of his ex-wife’s filing is suspicious, seeing as it happened only weeks after the 2008 election. Legal representation for his ex-wife believes that the fact that he is a congressman has no bearing on the matter at hand. Walsh must prove that he made the outstanding child support payments; otherwise, a withholding order that currently takes $2,134 per month from his annual salary will remain in place until the delinquent payments are resolved.

High-profile divorces, custody battles, and child support disputes can be very difficult to resolve due to their very public nature. When the spotlight is on your problems, the problems tend to become worse. At Nottage and Ward, our discreet Chicago high profile divorce lawyers understand the importance of confidentiality and can help you resolve your divorce, custody, and/or child support issues efficiently and quietly. Call us today for a consultation at (312) 332-2915.

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