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July 2015 Archives

Kelly Rutherford's child custody case has another complication


Fans in Illinois of Kelly Rutherford may have been following her very complicated child custody battle. Initially, a California court ordered that Rutherford's ex-husband have custody of the children in Monaco after he lost his visa and had to return to the country. Since then, Rutherford has had to fly to Monaco in order to see her children.

Determining child support when a parent is unemployed in Illinois


Many parents in Illinois are no longer in a relationship with the other parent. In these situations, one parent is often required to pay child support to the other parent. The amount of the child support payment is determined using the child support guidelines. The main factor in determining a parent's income is the gross income of the parents.

Establishing a parent-child relationship after surrogacy


There are many couples in Illinois who want to have children. Many couples may have some issues getting pregnant, but, in most situations, they are eventually able to conceive. However, this is not always the case. There are a large number of couples who are not able to conceive for one reason or another. These couples could adopt, use in-vitro fertilization or could also use a surrogate in order to have children and start a family.

Dividing unvested stock options and bonuses in a divorce


When people are married in Illinois, it is common for each spouse to have property of their own. However, once the parties are married, any property that is acquired during the marriage is marital property, regardless of which spouse actually obtained the property. When a couple is divorced, they must equitably divide the marital assets. This can be fairly straightforward at times or very complicated in others.

Forms of domestic abuse other than physical violence


Domestic violence occurs often in Illinois. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. Many times, no one knows about the abuse except for the family that is involved. There are also many different forms of abuse. Most of the time people associate physical violence with domestic abuse, but that is not the only form of abuse. There is also emotional abuse and controlling behavior. The law in Illinois recognizes that there are many different kinds of domestic abuse and provides protection against more than just physical violence.

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