Archive, December 2022.

Divorce can be tricky, especially when there is a child involved. Both parents are required to support their child or children until they reach the age of eighteen. In Illinois, child support payments are determined by Income Share Models. This takes into account each of the parent's income and, in shared parenting situations, how much time each parent gets with the child or children. Child support usually ends once a child is an adult. However, if the child is mentally or physically disabled, this may extend a parent’s child support obligation. If their child is physically or mentally …
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 Divorce is so much more than simply the end of a marriage. This process can be heavily influenced and impacted by finances. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for spouses to hide assets during a divorce. In the state of Illinois, assets must be split justly, however that does not always mean equally. It can be difficult to decide upon a fair division of marital assets, however, hiding assets is not the way to go about it. It is not only unlawful and unethical to hide assets, but there can be serious consequences if caught doing so. It is essential to recognize the signs when a spouse may…
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Few marital assets cause as much confusion during divorce as inheritances because spouses can often be in disagreement about what should happen with inherited assets. 
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One spouse in a divorce may seek financial support through “spousal maintenance,” which is more commonly referred to as alimony or spousal support. 
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For many people in Illinois, the holidays will represent the first time that families are gathering after a couple has decided to get a divorce. It is can be awkward and lonely for individuals who have recently separated or divorced. Many people going through a divorce can see numerous complications to their family plans, and it can be difficult for people to know how to handle the situation. 
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Many parents who are seeking divorce may want to obtain sole custody of their children. Illinois no longer uses the term “child custody” but instead refers to the allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time. However, the word custody is still used informally to refer to a parent’s decision-making authority. 
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