Archive, March 2016.
Wage Garnishment and Child Support
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
When Children Are Removed
No good parent wants their children removed from their home. However, if reasonable cause is given, it can happen. If you are placed in this horrible position, there is a specific procedure that is generally followed by the courts. Moreover, you are expected to comply. Therefore it is imperative that you understand your obligations and your rights during this difficult time.
Who Pays the Attorney Fees in My Divorce?
Generally, Illinois law does not require that attorneys' fees be paid by one spouse or the other. However, there are situations in which a court may step in and award attorney fees to a spouse, especially if the financial situation in the marriage is significantly lopsided. In these situations, the burden is on the spouse needing help to show that he or she has no ability to pay an attorney.