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August 2015 Archives

Deviations from the child support guidelines in Illinois

If a parent is no longer with the other parent of their child in Illinois, there is a very good chance that one parent is ordered to pay child support to the other. The child support payment is generally paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. Child support is there to ensure that the child's basic needs, such as food, shelter and clothing are being met by both parents.

Obtaining guardianship of a minor in Illinois

There are many different family situations in Illinois. In many instances, the parent of a child is not the one actually caring for the child for one reason or another. Many times this responsibility falls on the grandparents or another family member such as an uncle or aunt. However, just because the child is living with the other family member, the situation does not give that family member parental rights. These situations may involve various family law issues and those involved can benefit from utilizing an attorney.

Business owners and divorce in Illinois

There are certain aspects of a divorce in Illinois that are the same for everyone. One is that everyone must either be separated for two years or both spouses must agree to waive that requirement. If they waive the two-year requirement, they still must be separated for at least six months. Another aspect is that everyone will need to divide the marital property. The complexity of the property division can vary greatly.

Modifying or re-opening an order of protection in Illinois

Unfortunately, many people in Illinois are the victims of domestic abuse. One common way to protect oneself against an abuser is to obtain an order of protection. These orders prohibit the abuser from contacting the victim in any manner. If they do contact the victim, the abuser can be charged with a crime.

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