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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Will Filing For Bankruptcy in Illinois Relieve Child Support Debt?

Parents struggling to pay bills, including child support, may look to declare bankruptcy to relieve their child support debt. Indeed, some parents assume that by going bankrupt, they will be able to fully escape regular child support payments. However, child support debt cannot be dissolved by an...

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Illinois Child Support Modification Laws

In what circumstances can child support be modified, according to Illinois law? One situation in which Illinois law deems a child support modification appropriate is if there are significant changes such as an unexpected injury or a child’s needs increase. An additional situation is if a parent’s...

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THE BASICS OF A COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE AND MEDIATION

On behalf of Law Office of Bradley R. Tengler, P.C. posted in Collaborative Divorce on Saturday, March 15, 2014.   Getting a divorce is never an easy decision. There are options when it comes to filing for a divorce, and working out the process of splitting property, child support...

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