Category Archives: Child Support

Before July 2017, the way child support was calculated in Illinois was considered by many to be outdated and ineffective. The previous method of calculating child support was based almost solely on the income of non-custodial parent—the parent with fewer … Continue reading

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In July of this year, a new law regarding the calculation of child support went into effect in Illinois. The measure was intended to update the state’s approach to child support and to bring Illinois more in line with most … Continue reading

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While good parents love their children, it can be a very freeing feeling to no longer have to pay child support for them. Most of the time, this obligation ends when the child reaches becomes a legal adult, but there … Continue reading

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In most cases, child support and spousal maintenance are two separate payments ordered payable to one spouse during a divorce. There are certain occasions, however, where they may be combined as one payment. This most often occurs for tax purposes, … Continue reading

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While it is not the law in every state, in Illinois, a divorced parent in Illinois can be made to contribute to their child’s college expenses. The state of Illinois has a vested interest in ensuring its citizens have every … Continue reading

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In early August 2016, the Illinois legislature passed an act modifying the state’s child support guidelines, to take effect at the beginning of next month. The current regulations have been a subject of significant discussion in the last few years, … Continue reading

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It is decidedly common for a parent to be dissatisfied about the amount of child support that a court has ordered him or her to pay. However, this does not excuse the parent from paying it, even if a modification … Continue reading

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Payments of child support are supposed to be used to improve the life of your child or children. But, what exactly does that mean? Is it permissible to use the money to buy things that are useful but that may … Continue reading

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Parents of a child who has a disability or special needs frequently face a number of challenges in providing for their child’s needs. Raising a special needs or disabled child can cause serious psychological and emotional strain on the parents’ … Continue reading

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It is generally understood that all parents have a moral obligation to help support their children. When a child’s parents are no longer together due to divorce or a breakup, the obligation often transforms from a subjective, moral responsibility to … Continue reading

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