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Archives for June 2016

Child Support Changes on the Horizon

In addition to the numerous changes the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (IMDMA) has already seen throughout the past year, the way child support is calculated in Illinois is soon to change as well. Effective July 1, 2017, the use of an income shares model will be implemented to determine the amount of child support to be paid. While the new law may initially create some confusion … [Read more...]

Illinoisans divorce less, marry less

Illinoisans are divorcing and getting married less and less. Two researchers, Stevenson, and Wolfers have found that the divorce rates in Illinois are at their lowest levels in over 40 years. They also note that marriage rates are at historic lows. But that isn’t necessarily bad news, it could be an indication that when people do get married they stay together longer. Stevenson and Wolfers also … [Read more...]