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The purpose of divorce is to separate two peoples’ lives that have been intertwined through marriage. When two people get married, they not only combine their personal lives but also their financial lives. In order to divide them again during … Continue reading

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Every child deserves to have a safe, comfortable home in which to grow up. When parents divorce, one of the courts main duties is to make decisions which will benefit the children of the marriage. Often, this means that one of the … Continue reading

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Before July 2017, the way child support was calculated in Illinois was considered by many to be outdated and ineffective. The previous method of calculating child support was based almost solely on the income of non-custodial parent—the parent with fewer … Continue reading

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In July of this year, a new law regarding the calculation of child support went into effect in Illinois. The measure was intended to update the state’s approach to child support and to bring Illinois more in line with most … Continue reading

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When you are in the process of getting a divorce, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your tax return. However, there are often significant tax consequences for both spouses after a divorce judgment is finalized. Both you … Continue reading

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While good parents love their children, it can be a very freeing feeling to no longer have to pay child support for them. Most of the time, this obligation ends when the child reaches becomes a legal adult, but there … Continue reading

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In most cases, child support and spousal maintenance are two separate payments ordered payable to one spouse during a divorce. There are certain occasions, however, where they may be combined as one payment. This most often occurs for tax purposes, … Continue reading

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While it is not the law in every state, in Illinois, a divorced parent in Illinois can be made to contribute to their child’s college expenses. The state of Illinois has a vested interest in ensuring its citizens have every … Continue reading

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In early August 2016, the Illinois legislature passed an act modifying the state’s child support guidelines, to take effect at the beginning of next month. The current regulations have been a subject of significant discussion in the last few years, … Continue reading

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It is decidedly common for a parent to be dissatisfied about the amount of child support that a court has ordered him or her to pay. However, this does not excuse the parent from paying it, even if a modification … Continue reading

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