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Illinois billionaire hedge fund manager finalizes divorce

Many people may be aware that one of the richest people in Illinois, Kenneth Griffin, was going through a divorce. Like many divorces involving wealthy people, there was a lot of media attention to this divorce, which started over a year ago. There were some very public arguments and accusations from both parties in this matter regarding a pre-nuptial agreement signed by the parties.

What should one do after receiving an order of protection?

There are many victims of domestic abuse in Illinois. It is a problem and there have been many efforts made to try and reduce and ultimately eliminate domestic abuse. As part of this effort, there are resources available to victims to help protect them. One of these resources is to obtain an order of protection. These orders can be issued on an emergency basis to prevent the abuser from having any contact with the victim. The order of protection can then be extended for a longer period of time if necessary.

Restrictions on parental responsibilities in Illinois

Not all parents in Illinois live with their children all the time. Many parents are either divorced or were never married to the other parent. In these situations, many times the parents have child custody orders which govern which parent will make decisions regarding the children and when each parent will be with the children.

How to determine the net income for child support in Illinois

Parents in Illinois have an obligation to provide financial support to their children. This is true whether the parents are together or separate. It is not as difficult when the parents are together since most of the expenses are shared anyways. However, it becomes a little more difficult if the parents are divorced or were never together in the first place. That is why the law has implemented child support.

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