Tag: child support

Unemployed Child Support: Getting Paid When Your Ex Isn’t Working
Posted November 16, 2021

In Illinois, a divorce is not the end of the road, but a new beginning that can help you get back on your feet after, say, from an unhappy or loveless marriage. However, the experience can quickly become a nightmare if your ex-spouse refuses or cannot pay child support due to unemployment. You can make […]

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Divorce And Child Support In Illinois Questions Answered
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Posted August 05, 2021

Is there a certain age where a child can decide for themselves which parents to live with? However, the court does take into consideration what the child wants, and that can play out in a couple of different ways. Sometimes in domestic relations cases concerning the allocation of parental responsibilities and the parenting time, a […]

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How Do I Enforce Child Support Payments If My Ex Moves Out Of State?
Posted May 10, 2021

If your ex moves into another state, you can still collect child support. The process is called interstate child support and it is available in Illinois and other states as well. You can also use it to modify a child support order. Enforcing Child Support in Another State If a parent who was supposed to […]

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10 Common Illinois Child Custody And Child Support Questions Answered 
Posted May 06, 2021

In regards to custody, visitation, parenting time – what kind of core questions should couples ask before they start talking to an attorney? There are four different types of significant decision-making that parents need to consider when they are dealing with child custody. Those are (1) Educational Decisions, (2) Health Care Decisions, (3)  Religious Decisions, […]

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What to Do If Your Ex Refuses to Pay Child Support
Posted January 14, 2021

According to Illinois child support law, a child support order is a court order. If the obligor fails to make payments or delays them, he/she can be held in contempt. This in turn can lead to a six (6) month jail sentence or probation. During imprisonment, they may be allowed to work, but a portion […]

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Child Support Law in Illinois: What You Need to Know
Posted December 30, 2020

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but children are the first ones to suffer when the flow of money runs out. Children are dependent on their parents when it comes to their education, health care, food, clothing, etc. When parents divorce, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to […]

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Are Gifts and Loans Considered Income in Child Support Cases?
Posted December 16, 2020

Illinois has specific guidelines when it comes to determining child support obligations after divorce proceedings. According to the guidelines, the award is calculated according to the net income of the non-custodial parent. A small percentage of that income is allocated to child support, according to the number of children he/she is responsible for. Unless the […]

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If My Ex Refuses To Work, How Do I Get Child Support?
Posted July 22, 2020

In Illinois divorce cases, the spouse that earns less than their ex is entitled to financial support or spousal maintenance, as well as child support if they were awarded custody. There are several factors the court examines before determining how much a paying spouse should pay. However, it is not uncommon for a paying spouse […]

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