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ESTABLISHING CHILD SUPPORT – 750 ILCS 5/505

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In Illinois the law under which child support is established is 750 ILCS 5/505.  It applies to children of married parents (pursuant to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act) as well as to children of parents who never married (ie:  parentage cases pursuant to the Illinois Parentage Act of 1984).  In both circumstances […]


WHAT IS AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?

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If you aren’t sure what people mean when they talk about an uncontested divorce, just know that it means the divorcees are able to come to a mutual agreement on the main aspects of the separation without going to court. This is an attractive option to many divorcees because of two main reasons. Firstly, both […]


Are lump sum child support buy-outs allowed in Illinois paternity cases?

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LUMP SUM CHILD SUPPORT BUY-OUTS IN ILLINOIS PATERNITY CASES ILLINOIS PARENTAGE ACT OF 1984 (as amended) Back in the late 1990’s the unmarried parents of a child reached an agreement for the father to pay the mother a lump sum of $50,000 for current and future child support including medical expenses, college expenses, extracurricular activity […]


What You Need to Know About Child Custody in Divorce Cases

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Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences of your life, and of the lives of your children. Here are some facts to help you find your way through the maze and get the best outcome for your children at this difficult time. What is Child Custody? Child custody is a legal term describing the […]


Do I Need a Lawyer For An Uncontested Divorce?

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Breaking up with your spouse is a stressful and emotional time, and it’s natural to think that hiring a lawyer will complicate things even further. If both you and your spouse agree it’s the right thing to do, here are some tips to help you get ready for your divorce. What Is An Uncontested Divorce? […]


Things to Keep in Mind when Determining Who Should Have Child Custody

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Divorce law usually varies from state to state in the USA. The laws existing in individual states govern divorce cases. Dissolution of marriage is actually a legal process in which a marriage is legally terminated. Divorce is not an issue in isolation and the divorce law requires resolution of several issues including distribution of property […]


Things you Should Be Aware Of When Filing For Divorce

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Filing for divorce may seem like a difficult thing to do but once you understand what it involves, it is fairly easy to manage. Furthermore, you will always have the guidance of your family law attorney to ensure you do the right thing. Divorce is not a very complicated process, but for it to proceed […]


Ways to Cope With An Impending Divorce Trial

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Everybody hopes to have a good, stable family life and that is the why many people choose to get married and have children. Sometimes though, things just don’t work out and it is just inevitable that a divorce happens. Couples going through a divorce can end up going through great amounts of emotional problems. Couples […]


Benefits of Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

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A prenuptial agreement is actually a legal agreement specifying exactly how the division of assets would take place in the event of a divorce. With the increasing prevalence of divorces it makes good sense to enter into a prenuptial agreement as per common statutes of Family Law prevalent in the USA. There has been a distinct […]


Some Signs Your Marriage May Not Make It

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Some Signs Your Marriage May Not Make It Every relationship goes through its share of happy and sad times. Furthermore no relationship is perfect, it takes effort to ensure that your relationship works. Marriages are another ball game altogether. You have to be committed and focused on making things work even if it seems that […]