It is evident that American couples face a high rate of failure when it comes to marriage but have we as a society become obsessed with tracking the divorce rate and furthermore do these personal decisions actually have an impact on our society overall?
Recently the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), under the direction of Gregory M. Bassi, Acting Secretary, released the average cost of daycare for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake and McHenry counties, citing costs at $28.50 to $46.40 per day, depending upon the age of the child. As these high levels of child care costs may appear exorbitant for any family, these costs can seriously complicate the budgets of newly custodial single parents following a recent divorce and could be a consideration when determining child support.
Our DuPage County family law attorneys are prepared to offer you assistance in a wide array of cases. If you have questions about child support, read through the following information, and contact us for assistance.
Most people think that child custody only pertains to which parent the child lives with. While it is true that physical custody relates to parental access, there is another type of custody: legal custody. Also referred to as decision-making authority, legal custody gives a parent the power to make important choices for the child.
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