Archive, December 2014.
Enforcing Child Support Orders
Court ordered child support is very helpful to a parent who is primarily raising a child; unfortunately, not all parents fully comply with their obligation to pay the ordered amount. According to one statistic, Illinois children were once owed $3 billion in unpaid back child support. When the money cannot be collected, it can be very frustrating for a parent who depends on these funds to help with their child's daily needs.
The Consequences of Divorce on Future Children
Advances in science have given couples great opportunities to overcome fertility issues, and in other cases, opportunities to preserve their chances of having children by freezing embryos. However, when a couple decides to have a child, either through surrogacy or by preserving embryos for future use, they need to consider the consequences of those decisions in the event of a divorce or separation.
Religion and Child Custody
The Rights of a Putative Spouse
When an individual attempts to end their marriage, or tries to inherit from a spouse, it can come as shock to discover he or she was never legally married in the first place. Situations such as these can cause problems for an unwitting spouse, and he or she may suddenly feel abandoned and left without protection under the law. However, in Illinois, there may be hope if certain conditions are met.Putative Spouse Under Illinois Law