Archive, July 2014.
A Custodial Parent Can Be Ordered To Pay Child Support
It is generally expected that the parent who has residential, primary or sole custody of the children in a divorce will receive child support from the other parent. However, what is not often realized or applied is that the parent who has custody of the children may have to pay the other parent child support. Recently, the Illinois Supreme Court decided a case in which the Court held that nothing in Illinois' law on child support restricts a court from ordering a custodial parent to pay child support to a non-custodial parent.
Sharing the Financial Cost of Raising a Child
NOTE: A new Illinois law governing how child support is calculated went into effect in July 2017. Please visit our child support page for details
How do we Divide Our Property? Dealing With Assets During a Divorce: The Family Home
Going through a divorce is one of life's most difficult challenges. In addition to the emotional pain and anxiety divorcing spouses' experience, they must also confront the challenges associated with dividing marital assets(property acquired during the marriage). Often the biggest piece of marital property is the family home, which could have been purchased after the marriage or right beforehand, in “contemplation” of the marriage. Not only does the family home often represent the largest single asset, but divorcing spouses often also have an emotional connection to the property…