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Archives for 2017

Overview Of Changes To Child Custody Laws In Illinois

Illinois substantially altered the factors that courts may rely on to ascertain what is in the best interests of the child regarding child custody disputes. In 2015, Illinois passed Senate Bill 57, a major revision to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, eliminating the concepts of “custody” and visitation” and replacing them with “parental responsibilities” and “parenting time.” … [Read more...]

Child Support for Special Needs Children

Divorcing parents of special needs children in Illinois may be facing a few unexpected child support considerations that would not generally apply to parents with children who possess full mental and physical capability. Since children with mental or physical disabilities often require more complex and expensive medical, emotional and educational services than the average child, Illinois courts … [Read more...]

When Deadbeat Parents Avoid Paying Child Support

A Lake County divorce attorney may help to hold deadbeat parents accountable and to help collect the delinquent amounts that are owed to his or her clients. Collecting Support From Deadbeat Parents The family law court may impose various sanctions in order to secure payment of the obligations that are owed. If a support order is violated, a family law attorney may file a petition asking the … [Read more...]