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Additional expenses not included in child support payments


In Illinois, if parents of a child are no longer together, there is a good chance that one of the parents is paying child support for the child. Child support payments are based on the child support guidelines. These guidelines take into account each parent's net monthly income and a number of other factors. Based on how many children the parents have, the non-custodial parent will pay a certain percentage of his or her net income to the other parent.

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.

When can a child support order in Illinois be modified?


As any parent knows, a child goes through many changes as he or she grows up. A three- year-old child is very different than a 17-year-old child. Over the years, parents change, as well, and circumstances change. For parents who are married, they must deal with the changes in order to figure out the best solution. However, there are many parents who are not married to the mother or father of their child and when circumstances change for them, the process of dealing with it is different.

Ensuring children's needs are met through child support


For many couples in Illinois who are going through a divorce, one of the main concerns is the children. Divorce can be a difficult process on children and many parents want to make sure it is as easy as possible on the children. One of the aspects that is a major concern is the children's financial needs. Parents generally want to ensure that a child's standard of living stays basically the same as it was during the marriage.

Illinois parents face many child support challenges

There are many parents in Illinois who have children with a person from whom they are divorced or were never married to in the first place. In these situations child support becomes an issue. It is in the best interest of the child to have parents paying child support to ensure that their financial needs are being met. When child support is not being paid it is the child who often suffers the most.

How to calculate a child support obligation


Many people in Illinois have a child support obligation. Child support may be ordered any time that two people have a child together and they are either divorced or were never married in the first place. Child support orders can issue in these situations because the state wants to ensure that the child's financial needs are being met by both parents. Generally, the non-custodial parent will owe the custodial parent child support.

Invalidating Pre-Nuptial Agreements: It's possible!

Prenuptial agreements are often recommended by attorneys as an excellent way to protect oneself in the event of a divorce. However, it is important to understand that prenuptial agreements may be subject to invalidation if the terms are found to be unconscionable. Prenuptial agreements are not indestructible. Knowing the law surrounding the validity of a prenuptial agreement is recommended for those preparing to enter into a prenuptial agreement as well as for those seeking to find a way out of the agreement.

Pop singers Jenifer Lopez and Marc Anthony finally divorced

Many Illinois fans of the popular singers Jenifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may be surprised to learn that the couple has finalized their divorce over two years after Anthony filed for divorce and almost three years after the couple separated. The couple decided that Lopez would have their children most of the time and that neither party would pay child support or spousal maintenance.

Over 100 parents arrested for child support arrearages


There are many parents in Illinois who are either divorced with children or have children with people they were never married to in the first place. In these situations many times the parent who has the child less will be ordered to pay child support to the other parent. However, just because a parent is ordered to pay child support does not mean that they will actually pay it. There are many parents who are well behind in child support payments and as many find out the hard way, there are consequences for not paying.

Failure to pay child support lands man in jail


There are many people in Illinois who have children with an ex-spouse or a person to whom they were not married. In these situations, generally one parent is required to pay child support to the other parent, mandated by a court order. These child support orders are based on a parent's obligation and ability to pay for their child's financial needs. Even those who do not agree with the amount of the child support they are ordered to owe each month pay it understanding the importance of providing for their children. However, there are some who do not pay child support at all, no matter the circumstances.

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