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Before July 2017, the way child support was calculated in Illinois was considered by many to be outdated and ineffective.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 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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Outside the realm of education or child care, there are very few jobs in which it is considered socially and professionally acceptable for an individual to develop intimate personal relationships with his or her clients and customers. Of course, most … 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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Over the last few months, courts across Illinois have been adjusting to the sweeping family law amendments that were passed last summer and took effect on January 1, 2016. While some of the changes were essentially procedural, others were aimed … Continue reading

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The law in Illinois strongly protects the rights of parents regarding their children. Courts encourage mothers and fathers to remain involved in their children’s lives and only terminate a person’s parental rights in the most serious and extreme cases. On … Continue reading

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A number of posts on this blog over the last few months have discussed some of the family law changes that took effect in Illinois this week. The Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act was recently amended to update … Continue reading

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In any proceeding related to a child in Illinois, the primary concern, by law, is always the best interest of the child. Family courts and judges are expected to keep the child’s needs and well-being among the highest priorities, and … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago, a previous post on this blog discussed a number of proposed family law changes contained in Senate Bill 57. At the time, the legislation was pending and having passed the Illinois House and Senate, was … Continue reading

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Over the last few months, Illinois lawmakers have been working to improve the state’s approach to family law matters, and, near the end of June, approved a sweeping measure that would rewrite fairly large sections of family-related Illinois law. The … Continue reading

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