What Counts as “Income” for Child Support Purposes?

Child support is used to ensure that children are taken care of and that both parents are financially supporting the children. Ideally, children should be able to maintain a certain living standard even after their parents are divorced and child support allows their basic needs to be met, no...

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Can Bankruptcy Affect Child Support?

Both state and federal court's view child support payments as a priority debt due to the importance of acting in the child's best interests. Therefore, bankruptcy cannot affect a parent's duty to pay child support....

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Can Bankruptcy Resolve Child Support Issues?

It is important to understand your options if financial difficulties are getting in the way of making your child support payments. https://www.tenglerlaw.com/will-filing-for-bankruptcy-in-illinois-relieve-child-support-debt/

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What Happens at an Illinois Child Support Hearing?

A hearing my be conducted by a judge in court or by the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. If paternity has not been established, you may be asked personal questions about the circumstances surrounding conception. You will be asked questions about your finances in an effort to determine...

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First Comes Paternity Then Comes Child Support

This story goes to show how important it is to establish legal paternity as soon as possible. It is the basis for being able to obtain child support and assert parental rights. https://www.newsweek.com/man-backed-refusing-pay-child-support-until-rights-are-established-1677862  

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