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March 2015 Archives

Agreements for settlement of divorces in Illinois


Divorce can happen for many reasons, either because the parties fell out of love or generally do not see eye to eye on various issues. That is partly what makes the divorce process emotional and sometimes difficult or contentious. There are many issues that need to be resolved during an Illinois divorce, and therefore there are plenty of issues to disagree about.

How does domestic violence affect child custody?


Domestic violence can have very harmful effects on Illinois families. Beyond the physical pain and injuries it causes, the emotional effects can last a lifetime. Often domestic violence is passed on to the next generation. Due to the devastating consequences, the Illinois Legislature and courts have made numerous attempts to protect the victims.

How evaluations are used in Illinois child custody decisions


Many children in Illinois are a part of families with separated parents. In these situations there is often a child custody order that states who has the authority to make decisions regarding the child and where the child will live. These orders also state when each parent will have parenting time or visitation with the child.

Illinois man may owe $1 million a month for child support


Child support in Illinois is designed to ensure that the financial needs of the child are being met by both parents. It is based on guidelines, which take into account each parent's income and a number of other factors. As such, child support is greater for those who make more money. This helps ensure that the child enjoys a similar lifestyle to the one he or she enjoyed during the marriage.

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